Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50-75%

Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50-75%

Did you know that your hearing and vison are both linked to your brain health? If you’ve been living with untreated hearing loss, or putting up with blurry vision, you could be doing a lot more damage than you realize, and could be impacting your brain health in ways you didn’t think were possible. In fact, taking care of your …

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Since 1983, every November has been celebrated as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This month is a time to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease, from symptoms to causes, and to learn more about the ways to manage the disease. National rates of Alzheimer’s Disease are around 5.4 million, and this number continues to rise as the population ages. If you want …

Protecting Your Child's Hearing at School

Protecting Your Child’s Hearing at School

Your kids have been back to school for a few weeks, and you’ve been enjoying some time to yourself again. You prepped your kids for school with new clothes and their long list of school supplies, but did you remember to pick up a few pairs of earplugs? As a parent, you’re always thinking about your child’s safety, and you …

As an Invisible Disability, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

As an Invisible Disability, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

While hearing loss is becoming more common, it often goes ignored. Some people don’t realize they have hearing loss, or think that their hearing loss is normal for their age. Others are in denial, and think that admitting they have hearing loss will make them seem old. Whatever the reason, ignoring this invisible disability has some major consequences. Hearing Loss …

Noise Pollution in US National Parks

Noise Pollution in US National Parks

Noise pollution isn’t just an issue in big cities, and even in the countryside, peaceful nature sounds are becoming much harder to hear. Noise is all around us, from small towns to farmers fields and everywhere in between. Even our National Parks are becoming noisy places, and noise pollution in the Parks is impacting both wildlife and Park visitors. Studying …

All About Assistive Listening Devices

All About Assistive Listening Devices

Whether you’ve just started using hearing aids or have been wearing hearing devices for a long time, you know that they can make all the difference when it comes to following conversations, enjoying music, or staying safe at home and in your community. But you can always use a bit more help, and there are some cool assistive listening devices …

"Make Listening Safe" with the World Health Organization

“Make Listening Safe” with the World Health Organization

If you’re a parent with teenagers, you’re familiar with the sight of your kids with earbuds in their ears or draped around their necks. They can’t seem to live without their music, and are always plugged in. This might seem harmless, but they could be damaging their hearing, and may soon be facing a lifetime of hearing loss. How Common …

A New App Helps People with Hearing Loss Travel

A New App Helps People with Hearing Loss Travel

Do you have a fall getaway planned? Are you excited to spend some quality time with family or friends exploring a new place, or can’t wait to spend a week relaxing by yourself at the beach? If you have hearing loss, and struggle to communicate when at home, there are a few things you’ll need to consider when you leave. …

Data Show Increase in Hearing Loss in Oil and Gas Drilling Sector

Data Show Increase in Hearing Loss in Oil and Gas Drilling Sector

Anyone working a noisy job knows that hearing loss is all too common in certain sectors. Those working in manufacturing, farming, law enforcement, or construction is more likely to suffer from noise induced hearing loss than someone working in an office. Recent data shows that hearing loss is increasing in the oil and gas drilling sector in the last few …

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus are Found after Certain Chemo Treatments

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus are Found after Certain Chemo Treatments

For anyone who’s gone through chemotherapy, you know what an exhausting process it can be. You survived cancer and an intensive treatment process, but you’re still dealing with the effects of nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, hair loss, pain, and insomnia. Another side-effect of your chemotherapy you might not have thought about is hearing loss. Chemotherapy and Hearing Loss In …