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

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

Should a Home Hearing Test Replace a Professional Evaluation?

Home hearing test from Alexa

If you have ever been in a situation that made you question whether your hearing was normal or not, you are not alone. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 20 percent of Americans have some degree of hearing loss. That comes out to roughly 48 million people, just in the US! So… Continue reading Should a Home Hearing Test Replace a Professional Evaluation?

Should a Home Hearing Test Replace a Professional Evaluation?

Home hearing test from Alexa

If you have ever been in a situation that made you question whether your hearing was normal or not, you are not alone. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 20 percent of Americans have some degree of hearing loss. That comes out to roughly 48 million people, just in the US! So… Continue reading Should a Home Hearing Test Replace a Professional Evaluation?

How Antibiotics May Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and antibiotics

We’re familiar with noise or even genetics as a cause of hearing loss, but did you know that certain medications may also damage hearing health? These days we are lucky enough to have a wide variety of pain-relieving and life-saving medicines at our disposal. Unfortunately, they often come with side effects, and in the case… Continue reading How Antibiotics May Cause Hearing Loss

The Importance of Child Hearing Screenings

Childhood hearing screening

If you are an adult with hearing loss, you have probably noticed some ways hearing loss has affected your life. For example, participating in social events may be more difficult, some tasks at your job may be affected, or maintaining personal friendships and relationships may be more complicated. Hearing loss can affect many aspects of… Continue reading The Importance of Child Hearing Screenings

The Emotional Aspects Facing Those With Hearing Loss

emotional aspects of hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common condition, with over 15% of American adults experiencing some sort of hearing damage. In fact, it is a safe bet to assume you or someone you know has experience with hearing loss in some fashion. What you may not know is that this common condition is much more than just… Continue reading The Emotional Aspects Facing Those With Hearing Loss

Annual Wellness Visits And Hearing Health

Hearing health and your annual wellness visit

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a benefit aimed at promoting health through risk-modifying screenings and assessments. The eventual goal of the program is to shift healthcare focus away from acute care while promoting early identification and shared management of health problems. The AWV is an individualized health prevention plan for older adults with… Continue reading Annual Wellness Visits And Hearing Health