Can Vitamins Protect Your Hearing?

Vitamins and hearing loss

Every day people across this nation take vitamins and nutritional supplements in an effort to meet their daily recommended amounts. In fact, as many as 86 percent, or four out of five people are shown to include additional vitamins and supplements in their diet according to the American Osteopathic Association. For those who have vitamin… Continue reading Can Vitamins Protect Your Hearing?

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

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

The Common Bond of Co-Occurring Sensorial Issues

Hearing loss and visual problems

Hearing and vision problems can, unfortunately, go hand in hand, and these issues are quite common in children. While co-occurring hearing and visual problems can have a detrimental effect on the educational outcome of a child, they are often not officially identified. Either difficulty, on its own, can be a large barrier for most kids… Continue reading The Common Bond of Co-Occurring Sensorial Issues

How a Healthy Diet Can Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Healthy diet and hearing loss

Happy New Year! Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? If so, you might be one of the many people who made a resolution to eat healthier. In fact, year after year, eating healthier is one of the most popular resolutions in the United States. You may have made your resolution to eat healthier… Continue reading How a Healthy Diet Can Help Prevent Hearing Loss

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

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

Hearing Insurance Might Make Hearing Aids More Accessible

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Let’s face it: Hearing aids are expensive. While hearing aids can be life-changing for people with hearing loss, their high cost makes them inaccessible for a significant number of people who would otherwise benefit from these devices. Although the vast majority of us pay into some form of health insurance plan each month, few, if… Continue reading Hearing Insurance Might Make Hearing Aids More Accessible

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