March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

Each year March 3rd is celebrated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as World Hearing Day! This day is used to raise awareness about hearing loss and deafness worldwide. In the US 48 million people are projected to suffer from hearing loss, making it the third most common chronic condition. Meanwhile WHO expects the world … Read more

Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

When you think of the risks of hearing damage, what comes to mind? If your mind goes immediately to concerts, factories, and firing ranges, you are not alone. These very loud settings are the most dangerous places for your hearing. Yet, knowing these dangers means that you might be more likely to wear hearing protection … Read more

Early Hearing Loss Could Lead to Dementia

In the past, hearing loss was concentrated among our elders. Though it was possible to develop hearing loss at a younger age, it was quite rare. The shifting nature of our technologically-assisted life might be changing that.  With the influx of portable audio devices, smartphones, and streaming media, it is ever-more common for people to … Read more

A Healthy Diet May Stave Off Hearing Loss

On some level, we know intuitively that healthy eating leads to a healthy life. When foods seem to be plucked directly from the ground and placed onto our plates, we can almost taste the connection with nature. Yet, this sense of healthiness isn’t just an impression. Science has demonstrated some strong correlations between our eating … Read more

How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

When it comes to your job, it is important to monitor the balance of your needs against the demands of the organization. Of course, we all sacrifice some of our creature comforts in order to work hard toward a goal, but this willingness to forgo the features of the good life can easily be exploited … Read more

Ease Tinnitus with Meditation

Those with chronic tinnitus will be familiar with the mental toll it can take. Particularly when we find ourselves in a quiet environment, such as while trying to fall asleep at night, the sound of ringing, buzzing, whirring, clicking, humming, or whistling in the ears can be the only thing on our minds. Many find … Read more

Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

Research has demonstrated that many health conditions are linked to stress, but did you know that hearing loss and tinnitus can be added to that list? The link between stress and hearing loss might not make much sense to you, but they do seem to have an indirect connection through the heart and blood vessels.  … Read more

Chronic Tinnitus, Anxiety & Depression

If you have ever been at a loud sporting event, concert, bar, or restaurant, you might remember the experience of stepping outside into the relative quiet and noticing your ears ringing. That sound most likely went away after a little bit of time, and you must’ve felt relief to return to true quiet.  For those … Read more

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

Virtual meetings have become the norm for many of us in 2020, and our family meetings might not be an exception this December. Whereas many of us might have traveled long distances in order to be in the same place for a family reunion, this year may find families shifting our gatherings to computer screens.  … Read more