The 2020 American Girl of the Year May Have the Best Story Yet

American girl doll with hearing loss

For over 30 years, American Girl has been encouraging girls around the world to, ‘Discover their sense of self with timeless stories and memorable characters who instill important values like honesty, courage, kindness and compassion,’ according to their company website. The dolls made their debut in 1986 and the line has grown to over 45… Continue reading The 2020 American Girl of the Year May Have the Best Story Yet

Hearing Aids; Why We Don’t Wear Them And Why We Should

Why people don't wear their hearing aids

Research indicates that 15 percent of American adults have some degree of hearing loss. Surprisingly, of the 28.8 million Americans who have hearing loss, fewer than 16 percent of them use a hearing aid. What are the reasons for this disparity? Why would anyone elect not to use a device that is beneficial to their… Continue reading Hearing Aids; Why We Don’t Wear Them And Why We Should

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

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

Tips and Tricks for Job Hunting with Hearing Loss

Job hunting under normal circumstances can be a stressful venture. The unsureness of change, finding the right fit, and then being awarded the position. Making your way in a new workplace, being a successful and productive addition to a new team are all big and potentially intimidating changes any job hunter faces. When you live… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Job Hunting with Hearing Loss

Exciting New Options and Technological Advancements for Auditory Rehabilitation

Since the first electronic hearing aid was invented in 1898, hearing health technology has significantly advanced in terms of portability, effectiveness, and sophistication. Even with advancements in technology making every facet of life easier than it has ever been, out of 35 million American’s with hearing loss, 25 millions still do not own hearing aids… Continue reading Exciting New Options and Technological Advancements for Auditory Rehabilitation

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

Lawsuit Highlights Veterans’ Hearing Health

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” -Jeff Miller As hearing health begins to make headlines and the importance of healthy hearing is brought into the spotlight, many are now taking steps to prevent hearing loss. Research findings are inspiring many to schedule hearing evaluations and… Continue reading Lawsuit Highlights Veterans’ Hearing Health

Study Sheds More Light on Tinnitus Treatment

Did you know that over 45 million people of all ages in the United States are affected by tinnitus? This condition, often a symptom of another condition, is life-altering in so many ways. It can impact communication and mental health. While many first seeking treatment for tinnitus believe that like so many other health concerns,… Continue reading Study Sheds More Light on Tinnitus Treatment