Early Hearing Loss Could Lead to Dementia

Early Hearing Loss Could Lead to Dementia

Living with hearing loss is no walk in the park. You have trouble following conversations, can’t seem to focus, and have noticed that your relationships aren’t as good as they once were. You don’t always hear your alarm clock, and you know miss things when you’re driving. But did you know that hearing loss can also lead to dementia?   Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline Most of us take our hearing for granted. We listen to music with our headphones at maximum volume, attend sports events without hearing protection, and have no idea just how damaging daily traffic noise can …

Read moreEarly Hearing Loss Could Lead to Dementia

This Father’s Day, Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

This Father’s Day, Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

There are many reasons to treat hearing loss. Hearing loss occurs when sounds are unable to travel between the outer, middle, and middle ear. Sometimes this occurs because of biological reasons, but there are environmental roots to hearing loss as well. This can include being around loud noises for short amounts of time, as could happen when around a loud explosion such as a firework, or over the course of long periods of time, as when a person is working in a factory or a place with loud machinery.   The Effects of Hearing Loss It is really important to …

Read moreThis Father’s Day, Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Anyone with untreated hearing loss can sympathize with this experience. You have been engaged in conversation with a number of people at a part or social gathering, some of who spoke loudly and others who spoke softly, such as children and those who talk in a high register. After straining to hear so many people for this time, you feel like you can barely make it home in one piece. Perhaps you even find yourself feeling exhausted in the middle of the party. You might be tempted to go home early because you have had such a fatiguing experience. It …

Read moreHearing Loss and Fatigue