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

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

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