4 Signs that You Should Invest in Hearing Protection

Are the things you do every day hurting your ears? Noise-induced hearing loss means the sensitive components of the inner ear are suffering irrevocable damage from exposure to sound. The noise you hear is actually a wavelike vibration that your brain transforms into sound. High-intensity noise has the potential to damage the sensory cells that send these vibrations to the brain.   …

Why We Love Hearing Aids (And You Should Too!)

We love hearing aids – and you should too – because of the way hearing aids improve the quality of life for those with minor to severe hearing loss. Eight out of ten hearing aid users said they were satisfied with the changes in their lives brought about by hearing aid use in a survey conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). …

How to Have “The Talk” With Your Parents: Talking About Hearing Loss

It’s hard to watch the aging process affect the ones you love. By age 65, one in three people suffers from hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. This can be a source of pain, frustration, and embarrassment for older individuals. Thus, it is important to be sensitive and aware when having “the talk” with your loved …

7 Common Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the third most common physical problem in this country. The idea that everyone with hearing loss knows that they have hearing loss is just one in many myths that accompany this ailment. Since many people lose their hearing gradually, they may not realize the problem exists. Putting the misconceptions to rest improves hearing awareness and may tell you something …

Preventing Hearing Loss

Not all conditions that affect hearing are preventable, but a little protection goes a long way to reducing your risk of losing your hearing. With over 15 percent of the adult population in the US reporting some degree of hearing loss, taking precautions just makes sense. Your hearing is a precious commodity and you should seriously consider making an investment to keep …

The Science Behind Hearing Loss

Approximately 1 in every 8 adults in the United States has hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. After age 75, that number jumps to 50%. Fortunately, new technologies allow many of these people to hear better. Understanding the science of hearing loss can help you make decisions about the treatments that may be …

Top 5 Signs That Your Spouse is Suffering Hearing Loss

You think your spouse may have hearing loss, but how can you be sure? If you directly ask, he or she will likely deny it because it is not as obvious to them as it is to you. It can be a touchy subject, especially if that hearing loss happens to coincide with the aging process. Presbycusis, for example, is …