Which Vitamins Protect Hearing?

Vitamins and hearing loss

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?

Could Hearing Loss Affect School Attendance?

Hearing Loss & School Attendance

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?

How Hearing Loss Rewires Our Brain

Brain rewiring after hearing loss

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

I’m Sorry, Did You Just Say My Hearing Loss is Genetic?

Signs of noise-induced hearing loss

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?

Do Hearing Loss Apps Work?

Hearing loss apps

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?

Protecting Your Hearing from Everyday Life

Places That Can Be Damaging To Your Hearing

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

Taking Drug Delivery into the Inner Ear

Inner ear drug delivery

With over 466 million people around the world living with a disabling loss of hearing, and 34 million of these being children, this has scientists, doctors, and researchers all looking for new ways to combat the effects of hearing loss. When hearing loss occurs after several years of using spoken language, it can be much… Continue reading Taking Drug Delivery into the Inner Ear

Is an Annual Hearing Test Really Necessary?

Annual hearing test

According to the World Health Organization, (WHO) over 466 million people live with a disabling hearing loss. Whether from infectious disease, birth complications, genetics, drug use, excessive ear infections, noise, or aging, there’s a minimum of 5% of the world’s population that have hearing loss at levels greater than 40 dB (decibels). By getting an… Continue reading Is an Annual Hearing Test Really Necessary?

The Companies Leading the Hearing Aid Market

If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may now be considering the wide range of hearing aids that are available to you from several top brands. Today’s hearing aids are discreet, powerful and come complete with an impressive array of features to help you turn up the volume in a noisy world. Styles, features… Continue reading The Companies Leading the Hearing Aid Market

How to Prepare for Disasters if You’re Hearing Impaired

While no one ever wants to think about disasters and similar emergencies, the truth is that they do happen, and it is essential to be prepared when they strike. This preparation is especially important for those that are hearing impaired. Though improved systems with a focus on accessibility are becoming more and more common, as… Continue reading How to Prepare for Disasters if You’re Hearing Impaired