Nutrition, vitamins, and health are top of mind for many these days. The right foods and nutrients can give us more energy, reduce our risk of cancer, protect against heart disease, promote healthy sleep, and so much more. If you listen to the headlines, there even seems to be a perfect combination of vitamins and… Continue reading Which Vitamins Protect Hearing?
Hearing loss alone can be life-altering to many but combine it with a stroke and it can be utterly debilitating. Strokes can result in paralysis, memory issues or problems with reasoning, as well as trouble speaking, swallowing and more. It’s less commonly known that a stroke can result in hearing loss. As the leading cause… Continue reading Hearing Screening Protocol for Stroke Patients
Did you know that age-related hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions among older adults? An estimated one-third of Americans over the age of 65 experience age-related hearing loss, while the condition affects approximately 50 percent of those over the age of 85 in the United States. Because it is such a… Continue reading Unrecognized Hearing Loss Among Adults
Did you know that almost 15% of children between ages six and nineteen have low or high-frequency hearing loss? Whether it’s genetics, injuries or something else, this hearing loss can have wide-ranging effects on kids as they grow. New research out of Australia shows that some of those effects may often go unseen even as… Continue reading Could Hearing Loss Affect School Attendance?
Our brains are incredible machines. There is no arguing that as much as we have learned about them over the years, our understanding is still very limited. It’s like space or ocean exploration. We only know a small percentage of what’s really in the brain and how it operates. This includes how it manages the… Continue reading How Hearing Loss Rewires Our Brain
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a true problem in the United States. An estimated 10 to 40 million adults across the country show signs of this condition. Many of these are due to exposure to noisy areas such as the loud burst of gunfire found in the military or at shooting ranges, the clang of… Continue reading I’m Sorry, Did You Just Say My Hearing Loss is Genetic?
Technology is advancing at an astounding rate, and we’re not just talking about the Internet, self-driving cars, and robotic surgery. This includes the hearing health field. Hearing aids become smarter by the minute. Hearing evaluations are more refined and individualized than ever before, and apps for everything from testing hearing to finding the best restaurant… Continue reading Do Hearing Loss Apps Work?
Without a doubt, we encounter some places that are just plain loud. You’d expect a sporting event such as a football game in a stadium, or an indoor monster truck rally in a coliseum to be loud, but there are places we go every day that are loud enough to harm our hearing. One in… Continue reading Protecting Your Hearing from Everyday Life
Deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind children face a whole host of challenges in their daily lives. These children need to learn to navigate the world, just as their peers do, but also need to learn how to communicate in a world that’s not always set up for them to succeed. While deaf, hard of… Continue reading Protecting Students With Hearing Loss