Tinnitus and Insomnia Can Go Hand-in-Hand

“That’s the advantage of insomnia. People who go to bed early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. You get a lot done” ― Banana Yoshimoto Insomnia and tinnitus is a combination of conditions that no… Continue reading Tinnitus and Insomnia Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Fostering family engagement is crucial in the success of children with hearing loss

For children with hearing loss, early identification and intervention are essential to improving their communication and academic outcomes. Thanks to the development and implementation of universal newborn hearing screening, more children than ever before are having their hearing loss identified early. This allows hearing care professionals to provide intervention and support at an earlier stage… Continue reading Fostering family engagement is crucial in the success of children with hearing loss

Audiologists’ New Holistic Approaches to Managing Hearing Loss

A transition is occurring right now—right in your audiologist’s office. Now is an exciting time to be an audiologist, and it’s an excellent time to be a patient of a skilled audiologist. Audiologists are trained and licensed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing loss and balance disorders. In the past, audiologists typically provided only the… Continue reading Audiologists’ New Holistic Approaches to Managing Hearing Loss

Protecting Yourself From Hearing Hazards In Your Home

Home is where the heart is — and where all the noise is, apparently. Given today’s technological environment, our ears have to contend with much more than the typical sounds of little people and big people alike in the house, or even a pet or two. In the last several decades, the number of appliances,… Continue reading Protecting Yourself From Hearing Hazards In Your Home

Audiologic Considerations For People With Normal Hearing Who Experience Difficulty With Speech-In-Noise

Understanding speech-in-noise (SIN) is a frequent complaint of the approximately 38 million people in the United States who have a hearing loss. Hearing aid wearers often struggle with SIN too despite the advanced devices in their ears. However, there is an additional 26 million Americans with normal hearing who also complain of hearing difficulty and… Continue reading Audiologic Considerations For People With Normal Hearing Who Experience Difficulty With Speech-In-Noise

Hearing Loss And Cognition In Adults

Our five senses – seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching – are cornerstones of our experience. Without these senses, we’d have no way to interact with the world around us or any way to understand our environment. That being said, plenty of people around the world live with some form of sensory impairment, whether that… Continue reading Hearing Loss And Cognition In Adults

What to Know About Adopting A Child With Hearing Loss

What challenges accompany the adoption of a child with hearing loss? Researchers studied families of adopted hearing-impaired children for answers to this question. The 2018 study examines the hurdles these families must face and provides suggestions for effectively meeting the unique needs of these adopted children. Study Method Over eight months, the research team recruited… Continue reading What to Know About Adopting A Child With Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Do’s And Don’ts

The slow process of hearing loss discovery can be met with much hesitation and overwhelming feelings of anxiety and fear. But, getting the help you need to deal with hearing loss can remove much of the negative feelings associated with the situation. Here are some helpful tips that can help you through the process if… Continue reading Hearing Loss Do’s And Don’ts

Hearing Aid FAQs

The hearing aids of today are nothing like those of yesteryear, but not everyone knows this. Stigmas revolve relentlessly around hearing aid use, causing millions of Americans who would benefit from their application to avoid even considering one. What if we could help dispell some of the misperceptions out there about hearing aids? How many… Continue reading Hearing Aid FAQs

Hearing Loss: Not Just A Problem For The Elderly

Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss isn’t just an issue that plagues the senior folk in our population. While hearing loss is certainly quite prevalent among older adults, it is also a fairly common issue among young adults, people in middle-age, and even children. Here’s what you need to know: The Numbers As most of… Continue reading Hearing Loss: Not Just A Problem For The Elderly