Loud sounds are all around us. You’re exposed to noise at home, at work, on your daily commute, and as part of your leisure activities. Most of the sounds in our environment are safe, but some can pose a risk to our hearing health. When you’re exposed to loud noise every day, it can lead … Read more Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise
It can be hard to admit to hearing loss. You may have noticed that you can’t hear as well as you used to, but you probably don’t realize just how much your hearing has changed in the past few months. Here are some of the most common myths about hearing loss, and the real truth … Read more Myths about Hearing Loss
Unfortunately, falls are a common form of injury among seniors. The National Council on Aging reports that every 11 seconds an older adult visits an emergency room due to a fall-related injury. Indeed, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injury for seniors in the United States. With these high rates of concern, … Read more Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss
Have you ever left a noisy environment only to find that your ears were still making noise? If so, you are not alone. The effect of noise or loud sound on the ears can be dramatic, and hearing loss is not the only effect of noise exposure. In addition to creating an inability to hear, … Read more New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus
It might come as no surprise that your hearing is at risk after an exceptionally noisy event. If you were close to an explosion or involved in a car accident, you might have temporary or extended hearing loss from the event. Other events or settings seem like a recipe for hearing damage. A very loud … Read more Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss
Think back to the last time you heard some of your favorite music. Perhaps you were sitting at home in silence working on an activity or a hobby. When the idea strikes you to turn on some music, what relation does it have to your mood? Even when you hear these sounds while engaged in … Read more Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?
How is hearing loss related to other conditions, such as memory loss and psychological distress? Anecdotal reports suggest that they are related, but researchers continue to seek strong evidence that one of these conditions causes the other. Although it is entirely possible that they have a direct relationship for some individuals, researchers are more curious … Read more Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss
When the month of May rolls around, we in the hearing health community take the opportunity to celebrate a month of commemoration: Better Hearing and Speech Month! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has designated the month of May each year as an opportunity to consider an issue related to hearing health and related topics, and they … Read more Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!
The most common form of hearing loss results from a life of exposure to sound. Year by year, the inundation of sound pressure into the ear canal can wear down the tiny hair-like cells of the inner ear. Once these cells have been damaged or degenerate, your ability to sense certain types of sound will … Read more Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries
When you are enjoying the great outdoors, what features come to mind? Some enjoy the sight of a mountain in the distance or the saturated color of green that seemingly envelops the body. Others enjoy the fresh smells of plant life, coated in a glaze of morning dew. Still others enjoy what their bodies are … Read more Noise Pollution in US National Parks