Studies Reveal that More People Should Be Wearing Hearing Aids

Why more people should be wearing hearing aids

If you had poor eyesight, would you wear glasses? You probably answered yes. It seems like the obvious answer. If you had poor eyesight, something as simple as being fitted for and wearing glasses or contact lenses could have an immense, positive impact on your ability to see, read, drive, and perform other daily tasks.… Continue reading Studies Reveal that More People Should Be Wearing Hearing Aids

Understanding Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Disability discrimination in the workplace

Disability discrimination in the workplace is a serious problem. 19.1% of disabled people are working according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many frequently work without benefits. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids employers from discriminating against employees and applicants with disabilities. For those of you with a disability, it will benefit you… Continue reading Understanding Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

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”

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