Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

One of the challenges facing seniors is how to stay socially connected as the years go by. Many of us found our strongest social connections through work and school activities. Although we might not think of all of our coworkers as personal friends, we engage with them socially in the process of working on projects and small talk before and …

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

We don’t often think about food for hearing loss, but that’s a big mistake. There are a lot of foods that boost our immune systems, lower cholesterol levels, control insulin, give us energy, or make us feel better. It’s not surprising that some foods are good for our hearing.  Have you ever thought about what kinds of foods you should …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

In the United States, 60 percent of the workforce suffers from hearing loss in some form. Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors other than workplace noise. However, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified hearing loss as a leading occupational hazard for the past 25 years. If you have hearing …

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

This month is American Diabetes Month, so what better time to talk about the connection between diabetes and hearing loss? While these two chronic health conditions have been linked together since the 1960s, recent studies have recommended closely monitoring the hearing health of diabetes patients.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Diabetes, there are steps to …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Many unknowns concerning hearing loss, but scientists and researchers are learning more about it every day. We know that hearing loss is not only prevalent, but it is also under-treated on a large scale. Hearing loss is more common in older adults since it is directly linked to aging. According to research, one out of every three persons over the …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

As social beings, we are all aware that good communication is essential to maintaining a healthy connection. When living a fuller, more meaningful life, we depend on our conversations with our friends, loved ones, and the wider world. To feel connected, we depend on the quality of our relationships with others, whether they be personal or professional. Does our ability …

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Hearing loss is the third most common health concern in the United States, yet it’s frequently ignored. Hearing loss that goes untreated might impact your ability to understand and discriminate speech, and hearing loss might also have an impact on your social and recreational activities. This month is Protect Your Hearing Month, where we explore ways to keep you enjoying …

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Is there a senior in your life you care for, with hearing loss? Hearing loss is the third most chronic health condition faced by older people in the US. It affects one in three seniors over 65 and half of those 75 and older. The effects start in the ears but quickly affect one’s physical, emotional, and cognitive health.   Despite …

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Are you one of the 48 million people in the US affected by hearing loss? If you are then you know how frustrating this condition can be. It’s not only a hearing issue but ultimately affects your daily communications between friends, family, and co-workers. You will find that you struggle to hear tiny parts of words and this can build …

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, affecting at least 48 million people. Worldwide, hearing loss affects 466 million people, particularly in low-income regions, but that number is expected to rise to 700 million in the next 30 years. It is important to know as much as you can about hearing loss and what you …