What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

There is a very important reason we as humans have two ears.  We need both to help us hear. When a person suffers from single sided hearing loss, also known as unilateral hearing loss, the results can negatively impact our quality of life. Single sided hearing loss occurs when a person experiences a normal level…

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Whether you are a football player, cyclist, motorist or pedestrian, the danger of a head injury is always present. Many people don’t understand that the effects of a hit to the head can last long after any physical pain has passed. Head trauma can change how someone learns, thinks, performs and behaves.  A traumatic brain…

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Like most hidden disabilities, hearing loss comes with baggage that contributes to people’s reluctance to be open about the condition. Historically, hearing loss has been considered a sign of old age, impairment and declining mental capacities.  But this secrecy can have a deleterious effect on professional and personal relationships, affecting job performance and mental and…

Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Do you struggle to hear when someone’s speaking to you? Can you hear the phone ringing, or your spouse calling to you from another room? If you have hearing loss, you know that it’s affecting communication. Even simple conversations can lead to misunderstandings, and you have to ask for clarification at least once. Maybe this…

In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

This March, celebrate World Hearing Day! Every March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) picks a new theme, takes the time to promote hearing health, works to fight the stigma that surrounds hearing loss, and raises awareness of healthy hearing practices. This year’s theme is ‘check your hearing!’, and at Exceptional Hearing Care we’re here…

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Do you have memory loss? Are some of your family members struggling with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, and you’re worried you might be next? As these degenerative diseases becomes more common, especially among the aging population of seniors in America, any sign of memory loss could be an early warning sign of dementia, and be…

How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?

How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?

Hearing loss is more common than you might think, and nearly 40 million Americans are struggling to hear. Sadly, only around 20% of those who need hearing aids actually seek treatment for their hearing loss, choosing to live with poor hearing rather than taking charge of their hearing health. Those living with untreated hearing loss…

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

It’s the season of resolutions again, and for many of us this is the perfect time of year to evaluate our health and look for areas of potential improvement. As with every year, we resolve to eat more healthily and do more exercise. How do we keep these resolutions? Experts suggest keeping our resolutions SMART…

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Accidental Injury

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Accidental Injury

Untreated hearing loss means you miss out on a lot of things. Birds chirping, the whisper of “I love you,” the laughter of young children. Poor hearing health affects all parts of your body, can lead to isolation, depression, and a decrease in cognitive abilities There is an increasing amount of information that supports a…