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?

Tinnitus and it’s Sidekick, Mental Distress

Mental distress and tinnitus

We’ve all heard stories about the aging process bringing on new aches and pains. We’ve also heard about events that have had a profound effect on someone’s hearing such as an explosion or an auto accident that leaves them with hearing loss. What we don’t often learn about until it happens to us or someone… Continue reading Tinnitus and it’s Sidekick, Mental Distress

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

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

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

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