Polite Ways to Encourage your Family Member to get Hearing Helphow-to-discuss-hearing-loss-with-grandma

As Helen Keller once said, “Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” When it comes to hearing loss, interpersonal relationships are impacted but we may not immediately know why. In part this is because hearing loss is an invisible condition that occurs gradually. As hearing abilities become diminished, people learn to make […]

The Basics of Age-Related Hearing LossThe basics of age-related hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is one of the three types of hearing loss. With this form of hearing loss, the inner ear hair cells are damaged and thus no longer properly send neural signals to the brain to be processed as sound. Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is one of the forms of sensorineural hearing loss. […]

Are Earbuds Damaging Your Hearing? Scientists say YESearbuds-cause-hearing-loss

Professors at Northern Illinois University have expressed their concern with students who spend too much time listening to music through their earbuds. Their comments and concerns have been published in the university’s student-run Northern Star newspaper. The professors are not concerned about earbuds because they distract students from their schoolwork, but because they can cause […]

10 Things Your Teen Needs to Know to Prevent Early Hearing Lossteenagers-getting-hearing-loss-early

Sometimes it seems like your teenager has just stopped listening to you. Or, maybe they have selective hearing. You may chalk it up to them just “being teenagers,” but with recent studies on how hearing loss affects younger people, it is important to make sure that the young people in your life understand the long-term […]

How to keep the family close despite hearing losscommunication tips for family member with hearing loss

As with all medical conditions, hearing loss can greatly affect the dynamics of a family. Hearing loss also requires accommodations by all members of the family to mitigate the changes that come with hearing loss. Communication is the foundation of all healthy relationships, and hearing loss affects the way we communicate – for both parties […]

Hearing Loss is Literally Exhaustingfatigue-due-to-hearing-loss'

While it is a popular belief that hearing loss only affects our ears, the reality is that our brain is also impacted. Though hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, it is often left undiagnosed and undertreated. The effects of untreated hearing loss radiate to many different areas of our […]

4 Tips for Travelling with Hearing Loss – Must Read!travelling with hearing loss how to prepare

Treating hearing loss with the use of hearing aids reconnects you to the people and sounds of your life. For those who love to travel, treating hearing loss eases the stress of communication and makes the experience a little bit easier. That being said, we all know that traveling can be extremely stressful, from flight […]

5 Tips for Driving with Hearing Lossdriving-hearing-loss-tips

When you have significant hearing loss, it changes your experience of the world. Hearing impairment requires adaptation and adjustment- from navigating noisy events to making sure you have alert systems in your house that are able to catch your attention and wake you from sleep. When you get on the road with hearing loss there […]

Understanding Noise Induced Hearing Lossnoise-induced-hearing-loss

For people who have acquired hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common types they experience. Noise-induced hearing loss is a form of sensorineural hearing loss, which is the most common type of hearing loss in the US, according to the American Hearing Loss Foundation. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs in 23% of […]

Occupational Hearing Hazardswork-hazards-of-hearing-loss

Prevalence of Hearing Loss in the Workplace According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 30 million people are exposed to hazardous levels of noise on the job. Occupational hearing loss has been “one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the US for more than 25 years,” says OSHA. They […]