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?

Reconsidering The Term “Hearing Impaired”

Reconsidering the term "hearing impaired"

The Deaf and hard of hearing community consists of a diverse group of individuals from all backgrounds. Variations exist in the way these people became deaf, level of hearing, age of onset, educational experience, communication methods, and cultural identity. How people within this community identify themselves is a personal choice and may reflect upon which… Continue reading Reconsidering The Term “Hearing Impaired”

Supporting Theory of Mind Development in Children with Hearing Loss

As you might imagine, children with hearing loss typically experience delayed skill development in several areas, especially language. Luckily, in addition to the child’s parents and family, pediatric audiologists are available to help build the child’s skills and abilities. While much of a pediatric audiologist’s work focuses on building the language, vocabulary, syntax, and conversational… Continue reading Supporting Theory of Mind Development in Children with Hearing Loss

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

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