Managing Hearing Loss in Winter

Come up with a plan. The preventative measures can save from problems that can occur in the hearing aids. Keep your hearing aids dry. Keep your ears dry. Socialize. Prepare for Travel. Wear outdoor gear to protect your ears and prevent water damage of your device. Give extra attention to children with hearing loss. Manage your stress. If any questions, …

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids at Work

Adjusting to new hearing aids always takes time, however, adjusting to hearing aids while in the work place can present its own challenges.  Here are some tips to make the adjustment process smoother. 1) Be Honest about your hearing loss It is true that the people around us will notice more of what we are missing.  It is difficult to …

Eat Well, Hear Better

We all know that eating a well-balanced diet, full of vitamins and minerals, is key to living a healthy life.  But did you know that it can also reduce the occurrence of hearing loss in Women?   A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that women can decrease their risk of hearing loss by eating a healthy diet. …

Understanding Hearing Loss

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 48 million Americans (20 percent) report some degree of hearing loss.  This statistic means that most of us know someone or will soon encounter someone with hearing loss, or develop hearing loss ourselves. How is hearing loss measured? Hearing loss is measured in decibels (dB) at multiple frequencies (Hz), typically 250-8000 Hz.  Tones …

Succeed at Work

Gone are the days when only the elderly are wearing hearing aids. Most people with hearing loss are still on the job. In fact, more than 20 million Americans with hearing loss are in the workforce. Those numbers are sure to increase as people choose to stay in the workforce longer and push back retirement. When people with even mild …

Difference between Hearing Aid Dispenser & Audiologist

Audiologist: Doctoral degree in Audiology or a Master’s degree. Trained to treat, diagnose, and monitor disorders of the hearing and balance system. Trained in anatomy and physiology, amplification devices, cochlear implants, electrophysiology, acoustics, psychophysics, and counseling. Minimum education is 4 years of undergraduate school with a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of doctoral level degree in audiology. They also have …

Is Hearing Loss Linked to Diabetes?

Hearing loss & diabetes have been notorious for being the two most widespread health concerns in America. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there have been nearly 30 million people in the US that have diabetes and an estimated 34.5 million have some degree of hearing loss. There always seems to be an overlap or in their history when …

Is It True that Smoking is Linked to Hearing Loss?

YES! Cigarettes contain formaldehyde, arsenic, ammonia and a lot more nasty chemicals that affect your hearing heath in a variety of ways. For one, nicotine & carbon monoxide deplete oxygen levels and constrict blood vessels all over your body, in result affects the health of your inner ear that needs ample blood and oxygen level to maintain hair cell health. …

Can Middle Ear Infections Cause Permanent Hearing Loss?

What is a Middle Ear Infection? Another term it can be referred to is Otitis Media. It’s a common occurrence in childhood and can also happen in adulthood. Essentially, it’s a build of fluid in the air-filled space behind the ear drum and results in inflammation. What are the symptoms of Middle Ear Infection? Usually for younger children, they experience: …