Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Hearing loss affects nearly 40 million Americans all across the country. Young and old alike strain to hear, struggle to follow conversations and maintain close relationships, and risk a lower quality of life. The good news is that hearing technology has improved drastically over the last few years, and if you have hearing loss, your hearing aid options are amazing, …

Useful Apps for People with Hearing Loss

Useful Apps for People with Hearing Loss

The world isn’t always very accessible for those with hearing loss. Communicating can be a struggle, and accessing technology can be a difficult for anyone in the deaf or hard of hearing community. If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with hearing loss, you may have learned some American Sign Language to help you communicate, or have learned to …

How Tech Is Improving Life for People with Hearing Loss

How Tech Is Improving Life for People with Hearing Loss

Twenty years ago, hearing loss was a major stumbling block, and if you were deaf or hard of hearing, communication could be a real challenge. You’d have difficulty succeeding in university of finding a job. However, in the last few years technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, and some of the latest tech is improving life for people with …

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

We like to think that emergencies will never happen to our family or our loved ones. However, emergencies always strike unexpectedly, so taking the time to get prepared is important for everyone. When it comes to weather disasters, there are a few simple steps you can take, and the following weather preparedness tips could save you a lot of stress …

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

When we think about hearing loss, many of us automatically think about our grandparents, and how difficult it was to communicate with them as they got older and their hearing health deteriorated. However, hearing loss affects people of all ages, and hearing loss in the work place is becoming more and more common. By the age of 60, 1 in …

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Clear hearing can make all the difference in the world, especially for children. If you have a child who’s struggling to hear, they are faced with a lot of disadvantages, and without early treatment they’ll struggle to keep up with their hearing peers. Speech and language development are slowed, and they’ll have a harder time learning to read and write. …

New CDC Study: 20% of People in Their 20s Experience Hearing Loss

New CDC Study: 20% of People in Their 20s Experience Hearing Loss

One of the most common misconceptions about hearing is that hearing loss only affects seniors. Many people are afraid to admit that they’re struggling to hear, and think that it’s a sure sign of old age. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hearing loss affects nearly 40 million Americans and many of them are under the age of 60. …

How to Fight Noise Pollution & Protect Your Hearing

How to Fight Noise Pollution & Protect Your Hearing

Have you been worrying about how loud your neighborhood is getting these days? Do you worry about your hearing, or think your children might be suffering from all the noise? Noise pollution is becoming a major issue in cities across the country, and whether at work, at home, at school, at the gym, or stuck in traffic, we’re constantly surrounded …

Why Do People Shy Away from Treating Hearing Loss?

Why Do People Shy Away from Treating Hearing Loss?

Are you struggling to hear? You’re one of roughly 40 million Americans who have hearing loss. Does this number surprise you? It might shock you to learn that millions of Americans can’t hear, because many people choose to ignore their hearing loss and shy away from treating their hearing loss. While ignoring hearing loss seems like the easiest solution at …

Getting Used to New Hearing Aids

Getting Used to New Hearing Aids

Getting hearing aids for the first time can be extremely exciting. You know there are sounds you haven’t heard in years, and you’re looking forward to enjoying a social life, and following conversations with ease. However, getting used to new hearing aids doesn’t happen overnight, and you’ll need to be patient with yourself during the first week or two with …