Why We Need Universal Hearing Screenings in Our Schools

Hearing screening for school-aged kids

We all have memories of our school-aged days of nurse’s offices, large headphones, and raising our hand corresponding with the beep, but these tests were not just a comical excuse to get out of class, they were critically important. With every 3 out of 1000 children being born with detectable hearing loss, these tests are… Continue reading Why We Need Universal Hearing Screenings in Our Schools

Wearing a Hearing Aid Might Help Your Brain

Wearing hearing aid can protect the brain

Age-related hearing loss is all too common in our modern world. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that one in three Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss while almost half of all individuals over 75 have trouble with their hearing. With stats like that, it’s… Continue reading Wearing a Hearing Aid Might Help Your Brain

Beginning Your Hearing Aid Journey

thinking about using hearing aids?

To those with unrestricted hearing, the tweet of a bird or the sound of waves crashing might be taken for granted. For people who live with any form of hearing loss, being able to hear those simple sounds can be awe inspiring. While the thought of wearing hearing aids for the first time can be… Continue reading Beginning Your Hearing Aid Journey

A Better Night’s Sleep With Earplugs

sleeping with earplugs

Did you know that as many as 40 percent of Americans say that they don’t get enough sleep? This statistic from Gallup may not surprise those who already know they could use more sleep. What may be surprising are the latest findings on just how much a lack of sleep affects our health and well-being.… Continue reading A Better Night’s Sleep With Earplugs

Giving New Life with Old Hearing Aids

Recycling hearing aids

When you’re ready to upgrade to a new hearing device, what on earth do you do with the old, used ones you’ve had for years? Recycle them of course! Through the gift of giving, your old hearing aids can be cleaned and refurbished and given to someone in need. People often go without hearing devices… Continue reading Giving New Life with Old Hearing Aids

Could Exercise Harm Your Hearing Health?

exercise and tinnitus

“When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” -Tich Nhat Hanh Throughout history, exercise has been embraced for improving health. These days, the benefits of exercise are splashed across headlines almost every day. It can help improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk… Continue reading Could Exercise Harm Your Hearing Health?

Three Tips For Picking The Right Audiologist

Finding a general healthcare office that is professional, helpful, and fits your lifestyle is a formidable task in itself for some, but seeking out a specialized professional such as an audiologist can be even more daunting. Searching online may provide you with a long list of names and offices near you, but with little detail,… Continue reading Three Tips For Picking The Right Audiologist

PSAP or Hearing Aid – What You Need to Know

Have you been diagnosed or believe you may have some degree of hearing loss? If so, you may be considering options for treating that hearing loss. Hearing health care providers often recommend hearing aids to match your specific needs, but it’s not uncommon for the initial sticker shock to send patients in search of less… Continue reading PSAP or Hearing Aid – What You Need to Know

Living With Normal Hearing Sensitivity And Hearing Difficulties

Many people with hearing loss have trouble with hearing sensitivity, particularly with specific sound frequencies. There is a substantial portion of the hearing loss population that have difficulty hearing despite their normal hearing sensitivity. Although not as common as hearing sensitivity-related hearing loss, an inability to hear normally without any changes in hearing sensitivity is… Continue reading Living With Normal Hearing Sensitivity And Hearing Difficulties