Is Your Job Causing You to Lose Your Hearing?

Occupational (work related) hearing loss is hearing loss that develops slowly over a long period of time (several years) as the result of exposure to continuous or intermittent loud noise at a persons place of employment. The good news is that the risk of occupational hearing loss (OHL) is declining. However while progress has been … Continued


Hearing Aid and Hearing Loss Myths

36 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss. Unfortunately many of those 36 million who could receive benefit from hearing aids don’t. People often don’t seek help simply because they’ve been supplied with the wrong information. If you suspect that you or someone close to you may be experiencing some degree of hearing … Continued


The Impact of Hearing Loss on Women

According to a recent study, hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70. In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 … Continued


Are Allergies the Cause of Your Hearing Loss?

Spring is coming weeks early in many parts of the country, starting the spring allergy season that much sooner.  Allergies are defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact. Some allergy sufferers will experience common symptoms like a runny nose, wheezing, skin … Continued


Pets and Hearing Aids Can Be A Disastrous Combination

No matter how much money you spend on toys for your pets they will inevitably play with, chew or outright eat something you don’t want them too. Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to your hearing aids. Dogs seem to prefer to chew and ultimately swallow all or part a hearing aid. Cats … Continued


What are the consequences of long term hearing loss?

INCIDENCE OF HEARING LOSS Millions and millions of Americans have hearing loss.  Estimates range from 36 – 40 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. The National Institute of Health reports that the percentage of adults with a disabling hearing loss increases with age: 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. … Continued


Tips for dining out with a hearing loss.

One of the more challenging listening situations for individuals with a hearing loss is trying to communicate in a restaurant. Even the most elegant restaurants tend to be on the noisy side. Numerous conversations are going on all around you, dishes and silverware are constantly clanging and music is playing in the background. And being … Continued


Why You Should Consider a Hearing Test for Valentine’s Day

There are various known risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, including diet and lifestyle, family history, and age, as well as conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and other vascular disease. But what does all that have to do with your ears? THE LINK A growing body of research suggests that hearing loss and … Continued