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

Can Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

Ear infections and hearing loss

It may start with a loss of appetite or a change in behavior. From there maybe a fever or tugging on the ear. The signs are all there – an ear infection. Most children will develop an ear infection at least once, and some will face chronic ear infections during their childhood. In many cases,… Continue reading Can Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

Hearing vs. the Brain and How We Process Sound

Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss May Change How The Brain Processes Sound In Children

Sensory learning develops from birth in the form of taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound. Without one of these senses, the ability to combine and build upon these senses decreases. For example, as a child, when you smell freshly mowed grass you might be standing on the lawn. You’ll see the green of the grass,… Continue reading Hearing vs. the Brain and How We Process Sound

What You Should Know About Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), which is a hearing loss over a period of less than three days that is represented by greater than 30 dB in three continuous frequencies is diagnosed in 5 to 27 people out of every 100,000. It may be apparent immediately or could come on quickly over a short period… Continue reading What You Should Know About Sudden Hearing Loss

How the App “SoundPrint” Is Helping Plan Your Next Hearing-Friendly Night Out

SoundPrint app information

Before stepping out of the front door, do you worry whether your hearing aids can compete with the noisy environments of your social life? Are you interested in protecting your hearing from damage? Attending loud concerts or catching the game at your local stadium are great activities that we know will include high volumes in… Continue reading How the App “SoundPrint” Is Helping Plan Your Next Hearing-Friendly Night Out