Can Hearing Loss Cause Cognitive Decline?

When we talk about hearing loss, we often just discuss how it affects communication and social interaction, but there may be more to hearing loss than that, especially when left untreated. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report… Continue reading Can Hearing Loss Cause Cognitive Decline?

A Healthy Social Life With a Hearing Loss

An individual with a hearing loss often finds group settings a frustrating experience. One study concluded that people who feel as if they are alone in the world risk mortality to a greater degree than those who are not alone. Hearing loss can escalate simple communication misunderstandings to full social withdrawal. If left untreated, a… Continue reading A Healthy Social Life With a Hearing Loss

Back to School Tips for the Hearing Impaired

As the school year begins, children and adults return to schools, colleges, and universities, to prepare for their futures. Among the crowd are students who have a hearing loss and those who wear a hearing aid. Regardless of the level, school teaches students the valuable skills they need to thrive in society. A hearing loss… Continue reading Back to School Tips for the Hearing Impaired

The 4 Most Important Things You’ll Learn From a Professional Hearing Evaluation

Many of us routinely visit our doctor and dentist for regular check-ups to assess our current health, watch for any changes to our health and to decide on the treatment that may be needed. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case when it comes to our hearing. We may get those routine hearing tests at school… Continue reading The 4 Most Important Things You’ll Learn From a Professional Hearing Evaluation

The Ringing, Buzzing and Echoing of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is abnormal ear noise. The condition causes a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears much like a loud concert. However, unlike a night of good music, the ringing and buzzing do not go away. According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), tinnitus is a neurological condition experienced by nearly 50 million Americans. Although… Continue reading The Ringing, Buzzing and Echoing of Tinnitus