Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Have you ever felt especially tired after a long work meeting or conversation with friends? How about after listening to music or a podcast for some time? You have likely experienced listening fatigue before which describes feeling tired after listening to speech or sounds for an extended period of time. It is common to experience listening fatigue which is a …

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Hearing loss is a pervasive health issue that impacts millions of people today. Nearly 1 in 6 people have some degree of hearing loss, a chronic condition that affects over 48 million people. A major cause of hearing loss is exposure to loud noise, something we are all exposed to regularly. Even if you think you are not absorbing loud …

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated 

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated 

Age-related hearing loss is likely more common than you think. Half of all adults who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss. Though hearing loss significantly impacts older adults, it often remains untreated. It is estimated that it takes an average of 7 years for people to address hearing loss symptoms from when they first started. Untreated hearing loss …

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a public health epidemic, impacting more people than diabetes and cancer. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people have some degree of impaired hearing, which affects over 48 million people. Hearing loss is a chronic medical condition that is expected to exponentially increase. The World Health Organization estimates that over 1 billion people worldwide are at …

How Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Did you know that people with mild hearing loss can be twice as likely to develop dementia? Dementia encompasses several neurodegenerative medical conditions that reduce cognitive functions – memory, thinking, decision making, behavior, etc. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is expected to increase exponentially, affecting  150 million people by 2050 – …

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Did you know that 1 in 6 people in the U.S. have some degree of hearing loss? Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is a pervasive health condition that people commonly experience today. But it still remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Significantly contributing to this is that acknowledging the reality of hearing loss can be difficult. Though recognizing changes to …

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Do you have a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears or a sound that just doesn’t go away? Tinnitus affects millions of Americans, and it can even be an early sign of hearing loss. If you’ve been managing tinnitus on your own, here are a few tips that can help. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a buzzing, ringing, whistling, …

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss makes it hard to follow conversations or connect with the world around you. You might turn up the volume on the TV and strain to hear on the phone. While hearing loss may seem like an inconvenience, it’s a lot more than that. Untreated hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline, as well as an increased risk of …

Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

Are you looking for ways to ease communication? Even when you wear hearing aids, there may be times when you have a hard time hearing. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to make communication easier. Here are some tips for communicating if you have hearing loss. Ask for Support First and foremost, you …

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

New Year’s resolutions are all about priorities. Although we know in the abstract that we should be pursuing a healthy lifestyle, it’s hard to make these healthy habits a priority in our daily lives. The conveniences of other ways of living can make it seem like a better approach, and sometimes we just want to indulge in the comforts of …