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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Exposure to loud noise is a major cause of hearing loss. One of the most commonplaces that people absorb higher levels of sound is in the workplace. Occupational hearing hazards increase the risk of developing hearing loss, a chronic condition that impacts an estimated 48 million people. Impaired hearing reduces the ability to collect and process sound which produces a …

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common kinds of hearing loss. As the name suggests, this type of hearing loss is caused by exposure to excessively loud noise. Let’s take a closer look. What is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss? Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by dangerously loud noises. The large sound waves of these loud sounds can damage the …

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

As the world slowly gets back to normal, we’re looking forward to traveling more. Covid-19 travel restrictions are starting to lift, and many Americans are thinking about booking flights.  Traveling with hearing aids may seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re traveling to another state or booking a holiday in another country, these tips for traveling with …

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Knowing the rules of the road is important ,but that’s just one part of safe driving. You also need to have experience driving, avoid distracted driving, and make sure you can see clearly. Hearing also plays a major role in keeping you safe behind the wheel. Follow these tips for driving with hearing aids and improve your driving safety. Make …

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

If there is one thing we know about being human, it’s that most of us find change extremely challenging. Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations that leave us unhappy and yet, we are hesitant to take actions that will ultimately benefit us because we’d prefer to deal with our familiar, but uncomfortable, situation rather than take the hard step of …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

While a vast majority of Americans list their hearing health as being important, only 20% have had a hearing test within the past five years. If you find yourself in that camp, consider how many times in the past five years you’ve had your vision checked. For most of us, we have our eyes examined much more regularly.  The widespread …

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Hearing loss is one of the leading chronic health issues affecting the American public. According to the National Institutes of Health, around 15% of adults aged 18 and over report “some trouble hearing.” The decision to treat hearing loss is a proactive step in recovering a vibrant hearing experience. If you’ve scheduled a hearing consultation and fitting, good for you!  …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

One in eight or 13% of people in the US alone over 12 years of old suffer from hearing loss in both ears. This means that it is very likely that someone close to you may be suffering from hearing loss. The issue is that your loved one may not even know they have a hearing condition. Hearing loss begins …

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

For anyone that doesn’t think that hearing loss is a serious issue, nothing could be further from the truth. Our entire health is connected so when one aspect is affected it can create a domino effect of health complications. Hearing loss is a communication issue that affects your relationships at home and at work. This can eventually affect your mood, …

Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million people in the US alone or 1 in 8 people. This means that you or someone you love may suffer from this condition. This issue is that hearing loss begins slowly and becomes progressively worse over time. Many people have serious hearing loss and don’t even know it because of this slow progression. You …