Hearing Loss Among Millennials & Gen Z

A common misconception about hearing loss is that it only impacts older adults. But people of all ages can and do experience impaired hearing. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 10% of Millennials have some degree of hearing loss. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 43 million people … Read more

Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

This May brings Better Hearing and Speech Month! Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this campaign is invested in raising awareness about communication disorders and effective solutions that transform health. One of the most common medical conditions that impacts communication is hearing loss. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 5 people have some … Read more

Myths About Hearing Aids

When considering treatment for your hearing loss, many preconceived notions can come to mind. Your first image of hearing aids might even be drawn from a bygone era when they worked quite differently than they do now. Along with our assumptions of how hearing aids work, we also have our own hang-ups about what hearing … Read more

How do Hearing Aids Work?

If you have ever used a home audio system to play music, then you might have more understanding of how hearing aids work than you think! Particularly if you have ever used a karaoke machine with a microphone and speaker, then you have all the pieces necessary to understand the basics of hearing assistive technology.  … Read more

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

Our bodies are dense networks of connections, and these webs of interdependence make them function as an organic whole. Without oxygenated blood, our lungs would not be able to do their work of pumping air in and out, and, conversely, the cardiovascular system would have no nutrient rich blood to circulate without the nourishment provided … Read more

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

If you have taken the plunge into the world of hearing loss treatment, congratulations! The most important step you can take is to begin pursuing assistance, and you have already achieved that task. Those who are resistant to hearing loss treatment can suffer other related health and wellness issues, so you are making a choice … Read more

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

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

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

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