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
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
Did you know that approximately 1.4 babies out of every 1000 have hearing loss, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 14.9% of children age 6 to 19 years have at least some hearing loss? Whether it’s due to noise exposure, genetics and injury, or something else, early detection of hearing… Continue reading How Hearing Loss Can Change a Child’s Brain
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?