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

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

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

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 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