Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Are the Most Prevalent Service-Related Injury

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Are the Most Prevalent Service-Related Injury

Are you a veteran? Do you have a loved one who’s served our country and protected our rights and freedoms? A recently released official summary from the Department of Veterans Affairs lists hearing loss and tinnitus as the most prevalent service-related injuries. In fact, over 2 million veterans are struggling to hear. Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Among Veterans A 2017 …

Understanding Ear Infections

Understanding Ear Infections

Have you been experiencing any pain or discomfort in your ears? Don’t ignore pain in your ears, and visit your physician immediately! Ear infections can cause unbearable pain, and can lead to permanent hearing loss, but if you seek medical attention, they’re easily treated. You’ll be free from discomfort, and save your hearing. It’s likely that either you or a …

Hearing Aids May Improve Balance Issues

Hearing Aids May Improve Balance Issues

Have you been struggling to keep your balance recently? Have you felt unsteady on your feet, or almost lost your balance walking down the stairs? Hearing issues can impact your balance, and those with hearing loss experience far more trips, slips, and falls than their hearing peers. Thankfully, treating hearing loss with a quality pair of hearing aids can improve …

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 …