Musicians & Hearing Loss

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Musicians have the magical job of creating incredible sounds that have the power to impact body and soul, whether that’s sending us to the dance floor or moving us to tears. Because this art and profession rely on delving deep into the world of sound it is not too surprising that research shows that musicians,…

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aid performance continues to evolve as technology advances.  The original “analog” hearing aids made sound waves larger to amplify them.  Hearing aids were visible, big, and adjusted by pressing a button on the hearing aid itself, to accommodate different listening environments, such as a noisy restaurant or quiet bookstore. Now with digital hearing aids…

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which is an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month was started in 2012 with World Alzheimer’s Day occurring on the 21st of September. This campaign urges people to take action globally to stop the stigmatization and raise…

How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

People of all ages can be impacted by hearing loss and, in turn, hearing aids are of great benefit to people of all ages. There is so much information online about hearing aids, how they work, their benefits, and, of course, their drawbacks. The cost of hearing aids is of course a big factor in…

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

Hearing loss impacts several crucial functions of your brain. Your brain reorganizes in order to compensate for hearing loss. When you are experiencing hearing loss (especially when it goes untreated) the other areas of your brain that are devoted to sight or touch can diminish as your brain devotes its energy to the loss of hearing. Your brain can eventually adapt to this new balancing act, ensuring that all of your five senses are working in harmony, but there can also be serious cognitive effects that arise. It is thereby quite important to treat hearing loss in order to maintain and increase healthy brain function.

Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

Adjusting to hearing loss can be very mentally and emotionally difficult. While the loss of hearing itself can be difficult, the work it takes to simply adjust to the new realities of different hearing capabilities can have ripple effects across all aspects of one’s physical and mental wellbeing. Furthermore, the road to treating hearing loss…

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

There are millions of cases of head injuries that are logged each year in the United States alone, and the Center for Disease Control estimates that over one million cases of head injuries are classified as traumatic brain injuries, and that they require hospitalization. What’s the link between hearing loss and head injury? Understanding Head…

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

Background noise can make it difficult for people to distinguish amongst complex sounds—a difficult for people with healthy hearing, and a sometimes next-to-impossible task for people who are experiencing hearing loss. Background noise frequently occurs in places such as restaurants, on public transportation, at the grocery store, and even in your own home (for example,…

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

Watching a sporting event in person has so much more atmosphere than watching from your couch. Nothing beats screaming support for your team along with thousands of your best friends that are also fans. The crowd noise gives you a shot of adrenaline with the crowd and then there’s the music, too! If you are…

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