New Standards to Protect Young Peoples' Hearing

New Standards to Protect Young Peoples’ Hearing

Young people are constantly risking their hearing, and many of them don’t even realize it. For many young people today, being surrounded by noise is just a fact of life. Cities are loud places to grow up, and schools and universities are full scenarios that expose young people to dangerously loud volume levels. Many teens and young people use their …

Untreated hearing loss in the USA costs $133 billion each year

Untreated Hearing Loss in the USA Costs $133 Billion Each Year

Hearing loss is becoming increasingly common, and roughly 40 million Americans are struggling to hear. Have you noticed any changes in your hearing? Do your loved ones complain that you’re not hearing as well as you used to, or that you’ve been turning up the volume on the TV far too loud? Not only are rates of hearing loss on …

Factors that Could Affect Hearing Aid Efficacy

Factors that Could Affect Hearing Aid Efficacy

Have you been struggling to hear? Are you considering hearing aids to treat your hearing loss and get your life back? Hearing technology has come a long way in the past 15 years, and the clunky devices you might be imagining are a thing of the past. While hearing devices are marvels of modern technological advancements, there are still a …

In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

Do you think that everyone around you is speaking far too softly or mumbling all the time? Have you given up talking on the phone or started turning up the volume on the TV? These signs indicate that you may have a hearing loss, and now is the perfect time to schedule a hearing test! March 3 is World Hearing …

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 …