How Common is Hearing Loss?

One of the most common health problems in the U.S. today is hearing loss. Dr. Frank Lin from Johns Hopkins Hospital reported recently that nearly one fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult. The findings, thought to be the first nationally representative estimate of hearing loss, … Continued

Did I Get My Hearing Loss From My Dad?

You remember your grandmother had trouble hearing.  Your dad needed hearing aids long before he got them.  And you know you’ve been saying, “What did you say.” more in the past year than ever before.  Is it possible you’ve inherited a hearing loss from someone in your family?  The answer is maybe. GENETIC VERSUS NON-GENETIC … Continued

Traveling With Hearing Aids

Over 36 million Americans are hearing impaired and a significant number of those people wear hearing aids.  We are heading into one of the busiest travel times of the year.  If you wear hearing aids here are some tips you may find to be useful if you are planning to travel. STAYING IN A HOTEL/MOTEL … Continued

How do I Convince Someone They Have a Hearing Problem?

If you live with someone who is struggling to hear, then this article is for you.  Convincing someone that they have a problem hearing can be a daunting task typically because they either don’t recognize that a problem exists or don’t realize how bad the problem has become.  Hearing loss (the majority of the time) … Continued

Is Personality Impacted by Hearing Loss?

In a study supported by the National Institute of Health and published in, Journal of Personality it was determined that hearing loss among older adults leaves a deep impact on their personality. The researchers studied 400 people in the age group of 80-98 over a period of six years. The team investigated a change in two personality … Continued

The Dangers of Too Much Noise

Exposure to noise from the workplace and noise-induced hearing loss can be dangerous to your health according to a recent study.  Researcher’s found that workers regularly exposed to noise levels of 100 decibels had more than double the risk of being hospitalized for a workplace injury. Lead researcher, Serge-Andre Girard said that, “exposure to high … Continued

Measles and Hearing Loss

There are two different types of measles (rubella and rubeola).  Rubella also know as “German Measles” is generally a mild, three-day infection that has the potential to cause birth defects in babies born to mothers who are infected with it during pregnancy. Rubeola typically referred to as just “measles” is a more serious disease and … Continued

Is Your Hearing Tied to Your Quality of Life?

If you have a hearing loss and are struggling with the idea of wearing a hearing aid or have been told by friends and family for years that you can’t hear and should be doing something about your hearing loss, then this article is for you. Please consider the following. Your hearing is not like … Continued

Is Someone Ever Too Old to Wear a Hearing Aid?

We get this question a lot and the answer is always the same. No, you are not “too old” to wear a hearing aid. The opposite also holds true, you’re never “too young” to wear a hearing aid either.  Whether or not you wear hearing aids should be based on whether or not you have … Continued

What does Spring Mean to Your Ears?

Winter is winding down and spring is on its way.  Unfortunately for allergy sufferers that isn’t always good news.  Spring for many allergy sufferers can be a dreadful time of the year.  Allergies are defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact. Some … Continued