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?

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

How Hearing Loss Can Change a Child’s Brain

Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss May Change How The Brain Processes Sound In Children

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