10 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked

If have a hearing loss, you are not alone.  Millions and millions of Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss, with estimates ranging from 30 – 36 million.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States, just behind arthritis and heart disease.  Unfortunately the average person waits a considerably long … Continued

If You’re Feeling Tired, Get Your Hearing Checked

If you have an untreated hearing loss it’s a foregone conclusion that extra effort is going to be required to understand what’s going on around you.  Hearing is no longer a passive event where you’re taking everything in and sorting out the meaning.  Instead, as a hearing impaired listener you are forced to expend extra … Continued

National “Protect Your Hearing” Month

October has been designated as “National Protect Your Hearing Month.” More than 36 million Americans have a hearing loss (some estimates place the number as high as 43 million).  More than half of those individuals are under the age of 65. One of the leading causes of hearing loss is exposure to excessive amounts of noise.  … Continued

Why Do We Lose Our Hearing as We Get Older?

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a … Continued

Why Your Hearing Loss Might Make You Feel Isolated

You know you’re having some problems hearing.  Your friends and family members seem to point out what you’re missing or how often they have to repeat information every day now.  But are you aware of exactly how that might be impacting you on a daily basis? CONSEQUENCES OF UNTREATED HEARING LOSS Untreated hearing loss can … Continued

Should Hearing Aids be Worn Every Day?

“Should I wear my hearing aids every day?” is a question we’re asked many times.  Our patients will often equate their hearing aids to reading glasses.  They will tell us that, “I only wear my reading glasses when I know I’ll need them, can’t I do the same thing with my hearing aids?” ADJUSTING TO … Continued

Does Aphasia Cause Hearing Loss?

Aphasia, as defined by the Mayo Clinic “is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. Aphasia can affect your ability to express and understand language, both verbal and written.  Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slowly growing brain … Continued

How Common is Hearing Loss?

One of the most common health problems in the U.S. today is hearing loss. Dr. Frank Lin from Johns Hopkins Hospital reported recently that nearly one fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult. The findings, thought to be the first nationally representative estimate of hearing loss, … Continued

Sleep Apnea Linked to Hearing Loss

Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well. The research, which was presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2014 International Conference, found that of the 13,967 participants sampled, about 10 percent had at least moderate sleep apnea. These … Continued

How do I Convince Someone They Have a Hearing Problem?

If you live with someone who is struggling to hear, then this article is for you.  Convincing someone that they have a problem hearing can be a daunting task typically because they either don’t recognize that a problem exists or don’t realize how bad the problem has become.  Hearing loss (the majority of the time) … Continued