5 Simple Tips for Reducing Stress (Even During COVID-19)

While we are several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is completely normal if you still feel a bit overwhelmed. This is a situation most of us around the world have never dealt with before. Many people are struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation, especially in circumstances where quarantine, self-isolation, or social distancing need… Continue reading 5 Simple Tips for Reducing Stress (Even During COVID-19)

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Great Apps for Phone Captioning

Name a task, and there is a great chance there is an app for it. There are apps for health, productivity, entertainment, navigation, banking, and a zillion other applications. If you have a hearing loss, some apps can assist you with making life a little bit easier. The following is a listing of a few… Continue reading Great Apps for Phone Captioning

How to Soothe Itchy Ears from Wearing Hearing Aids

If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss or hearing impairment, chances are your hearing healthcare provider has recommended hearing aids. Every day, millions of Americans benefit from these devices and their ever-advancing features. Hearing aids can be a valuable tool to not only help you communicate more fully but also to manage hearing loss… Continue reading How to Soothe Itchy Ears from Wearing Hearing Aids

Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids—How to Choose the Best Device for Your Hearing Loss

Did you know that you can purchase a hearing device at your local department store? It is true; you can buy a device that will amplify sounds for you. Although people buy these devices instead of a hearing aid, they are not approved medical products. These devices, intended to be used by individuals with normal… Continue reading Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids—How to Choose the Best Device for Your Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and Heart Health – How the Two Go Hand in Hand

  It’s pretty incredible how our bodies function – certain symptoms in one area of our anatomy can often clue physicians into an underlying condition in a completely separate portion. The way each individual body part is designed to work within a larger whole can really remind us that our health affects more than just… Continue reading Hearing Loss and Heart Health – How the Two Go Hand in Hand

These 9 Questions Need Answering Before Leaving Your Hearing Evaluation

What are my current hearing abilities? You probably already have a good idea of what you can or can’t hear based on your daily experiences. A hearing professional should be able to explain any hearing changes you are going through and what the source is behind any hearing loss you may be experiencing. Establishing these… Continue reading These 9 Questions Need Answering Before Leaving Your Hearing Evaluation

Tips for Overcoming Tinnitus

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, hissing, swishing, clicking, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. Most of us will experience tinnitus or sounds in the ears at some time or another. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), tinnitus is… Continue reading Tips for Overcoming Tinnitus

3 Balance Disorders You Need to Know

  One of the most fascinating functions of the ear is the role it plays in maintaining balance. The intricate workings of the inner ear signal to the brain where our bodies are in space. Are we sitting, standing or lying down? Is our body moving? It’s the inner ear that knows. Unfortunately, this intriguing… Continue reading 3 Balance Disorders You Need to Know

5 Best Accessories to Watch TV with Hearing Loss

  Are you dealing with hearing loss?  You’re not alone: millions of Americans now live with hearing impairment, tinnitus and similar hearing problems. but that doesn’t mean they have to give up the things they love. That includes watching TV. These days there are so many options to help you watch and listen to your… Continue reading 5 Best Accessories to Watch TV with Hearing Loss

The Zika Virus and Hearing Loss in Adults

The recent Olympic Games in Brazil brought the Zika virus to the world’s notice.  We all heard about athletes choosing to drop out of the games rather than risk exposure.  Recently, the WHO (World Health Organization) declared Zika a “public health emergency of international concern.” What is Zika? Zika is a Flavivirus carried by mosquitos.… Continue reading The Zika Virus and Hearing Loss in Adults