How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?

How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?

Have you ever wondered how hearing works? The ears are incredibly complex structures that effortlessly decipher sound ways, allow you to hear everything around you, localize sounds, and even pick out voices in a crowd. However, for the nearly 40 million Americans with hearing loss, the ears aren’t working as well as they should, and hearing in places with a …

What is Musical Ear Syndrome?

What is Musical Ear Syndrome?

Have you ever experienced a musical hallucination? Have you clearly heard a song, with or without words, only to realize it’s just in your head? Musical ear syndrome is more common than you might think, and affects around 5% of the population. These auditory hallucinations can be very stressful for the person experiencing them, and if you have musical ear …

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

As you know, hearing loss affects far more than your ability to follow conversations. If you have hearing loss, you might have a hard time focusing on tasks, keeping your balance, or localizing the sounds around you. Those with hearing loss are also more prone to trips, slips, and falls, and have far higher rates of hospitalization. Hearing loss has …

Ensuring That Your Meetings are Accessible to People with Hearing Loss

Ensuring That Your Meetings are Accessible to People with Hearing Loss

Are you a business owner, or responsible for holding meetings at the office? It’s estimated that around 60% of those with hearing loss are in the workforce or an educational institution, so making your workplace accessible for everyone is extremely important. If you often find yourself in the board room, or delivering lectures to students, you need to take some …

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

If you or a loved one has hearing loss, you’ve experienced the difficulty of communicating effectively. You try to speak clearly, and make sure your loved one has understood you, but sometimes it seems that they can’t understand you, and you wish you knew how better to communicate. Here are a few tips on how to communicate more clearly with …

How Technology Could Harm Millennials' Hearing - And More

How Technology Could Harm Millennials’ Hearing – And More

Do you have a millennial in your life? If you do, you know that this generation uses technology all the time. From online jobs to laptops on the kitchen table, and earbuds always in their ears, they interact with their technology more than you ever thought possible. While technology has done wonders in connecting us with people all around the …

Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

As we get older it becomes more important to look after all aspects of our health. When you were in your 20s, skipping a doctor’s appointment and waiting for your immune system to take care of the problem seemed to be a good strategy, but as you age, it’s important to stay on top of your health, visit the doctor …

Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

Do you struggle with hearing loss? Are you missing out on conversations, or finding yourself falling behind in social situations? The truth is that hearing loss affects far more than your ears, and if you want to lead a healthy and happy life, the first thing you need to do is treat your hearing loss. The Negative Health Outcomes of …

Hearing Loss Has Been Linked to Premature Death

Hearing Loss Has Been Linked to Premature Death

Have you ever thought that your hearing loss is no big deal? Sure, you might miss the odd word here and there, and struggle to follow conversations, especially in places with a lot of background noise, but how bad can it be? In reality, hearing loss is a major health concern, and can affect your overall health and wellbeing, stop …

Staying Independent As You Age Involves Treating Your Hearing Loss

Staying Independent As You Age Involves Treating Your Hearing Loss

You might not like thinking about aging, but the reality is that we all age whether we think about it or not. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to stay active, healthy, and alert as you age. You might get older each year, but you can continue doing the things you love for years to come, …