Could Hearing Loss Increase Delinquency?

Hearing Loss & Delinquency

Childhood can be a magical time of learning and growing, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Think back to being a child. Playing with friends, going to school, all the things that you did. The feelings you felt. Now imagine for a minute that you had hearing loss as a child. How would that… Continue reading Could Hearing Loss Increase Delinquency?

Unusual Causes Of Hearing Loss

Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss

When you consider the causes of hearing loss, you probably think aging, loud music, ear injury, viral infections, meningitis, and acoustic tumors. However, there are some causes of hearing loss that may come as a surprise. Airbags An airbag has the potential to save your life in a car accident. However, it also increases your… Continue reading Unusual Causes Of Hearing Loss

How to Manage Tinnitus Holistically

Holistic methods for managing tinnitus

Chances are you’ve heard the term tinnitus before. You may even have been diagnosed with this condition yourself. It is believed that tinnitus, casually referred to as buzzing or ringing in the ears, is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. Experts estimate that approximately 45 million people in the U.S.… Continue reading How to Manage Tinnitus Holistically

Helping Children With Hearing Loss Get The Most Out Of Team Sports

Team sports for kids

Sports are challenging, and for the child with a hearing loss, there are additional obstacles such as communication, safety, and protecting delicate hearing devices. Unique strategies and preparation are essential.  Extracurricular activities and sporting events teach lessons regarding teamwork, responsibility, winning, and losing. These activities are vital for the overall educational and social experiences of… Continue reading Helping Children With Hearing Loss Get The Most Out Of Team Sports

Cochlear Implants May Not Be An Option For Everyone

The Economic Complications of Cochlear Implant Candidacy

Millions of Americans have now been diagnosed with hearing loss, and millions more live with hearing loss without a diagnosis. It can be mild, moderate, or severe and present in many different ways. However it shows up, it can prove frustrating when not treated most effectively. While many people with hearing loss can manage well… Continue reading Cochlear Implants May Not Be An Option For Everyone

These Loud Places Could Be Putting Your Hearing at Risk

Places that can be damaging to your hearing

You probably know that exposure to very loud noises can lead to hearing loss. However, based on what is commonly portrayed in the media, you may believe that this only happens in the case of very loud noises, such as an explosion or gunshot near the ear. While these types of loud noises can indeed… Continue reading These Loud Places Could Be Putting Your Hearing at Risk

The Do’s and Don’ts of Ear Irrigation

How to clean your ears

Earwax buildup can be a serious problem when it comes to your overall hearing health. Though earwax, also known as cerumen, is a good, healthy, and important safeguard protecting the fragile parts of your ear against bacteria and debris, in some cases, you really can have too much of a good thing. Excessive buildup can… Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Ear Irrigation

The Do’s and Don’ts of Ear Irrigation

How to clean your ears

Earwax buildup can be a serious problem when it comes to your overall hearing health. Though earwax, also known as cerumen, is a good, healthy, and important safeguard protecting the fragile parts of your ear against bacteria and debris, in some cases, you really can have too much of a good thing. Excessive buildup can… Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Ear Irrigation

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Hearing Loss

Adverse childhood experiences and pediatric hearing loss

Childhood should be a happy time in any person’s life. Ideally, one’s childhood should be filled with opportunities to learn and grow, as well as plenty of wholesome fun and recreation. Key to ensuring a happy childhood are a good, stable home environment and loving, supportive family members. Unfortunately, not all children grow up in… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Hearing Loss

What Is Listening Fatigue and How Can You Overcome It?

listening fatigue

When you think of your ability to hear, you might think of your ears first, but your brain plays an essential role in your ability to listen, understand, and speak. Your ears and brain work together to process sound, understand the meaning, and formulate a response or reaction. Because of this connection, it’s important to… Continue reading What Is Listening Fatigue and How Can You Overcome It?