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10 Surprising Facts About Hearing Loss

December 24, 2015
Hearing Loss Facts

Quick question: how many individuals in the United States are suffering from some amount of hearing loss? What is your answer? I’m willing to bet, if I had to guess, that it was well short of the correct answer of 48 million individuals. Let’s consider one more. How many people in the US younger than ... Read More

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Give the Gift of Hearing This Holiday Season

December 17, 2015
Christmas Present

With one out of every five individuals in the US affected by some degree of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at least one individual who has some difficulty hearing. And considering the strong links amongst healthy hearing and physical, psychological, and social health, the holiday season is the ideally suited opportunity to ... Read More

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Why Hearing Aids Make You Happier Than Winning the Lottery

October 29, 2015
Lottery

Why Hearing Aids Make You Happier Than Winning the Lottery Presuming that you have hearing loss, what’s most likely to make you happy? A) Winning the lottery, or B) buying a new pair of hearing aids It might seem clear to you that the answer is A, but research on happiness tells a quite different ... Read More

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The Alarming Hearing Loss Statistics You Need to Know About

October 22, 2015

Far too many times, we hear people state that hearing loss only affects “old people,” that it’s just a natural part of getting old, or that it’s generally an uncommon condition. These remarks couldn’t be further from the facts. Here are statistics you need to know about: Prevalence of hearing loss in the US Hearing ... Read More

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5 Good Reasons to Get a Hearing Test

October 15, 2015
Hearing Test

In the United States, roughly 37.5 million adults have some amount of hearing loss. Yet according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), only 20 percent of those who could reap the benefits of hearing aids actually use them. That means that millions of Americans who could enhance their life with better hearing decide not ... Read More

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4 Important Sounds You’re Missing With Hearing Loss

October 01, 2015
Hearing Loss

Here’s one thing most people are surprised to learn: in the majority of cases of hearing loss, people can hear many sounds without any problem, and have a hard time only with select sounds. In particular, if you have trouble only with high-pitched sounds, you may have the most common type of hearing loss, called ... Read More

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Why Choose a Local Hearing Care Provider?

July 30, 2015

The hearing healthcare marketplace has two barriers that prevent individuals from acquiring healthier hearing: The inability to detect hearing loss in the first place (owing to its slow onset), and The temptation to find a quick, easy, and inexpensive solution. Regrettably, numerous people who have overcome the first barrier have been lured into the purportedly ... Read More

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When Should I Get My Hearing Tested?

June 25, 2015

Most of the time, people are unaware that they have hearing loss. It develops so slowly and gradually that it’s often undetectable, and on top of that, most family physicians do not consistently screen for hearing loss at the annual physical examination. Considering these two realities, it’s no surprise that most people first realize they ... Read More

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The Psychology of Hearing Loss

May 28, 2015

If we truly want to understand hearing loss, we need to understand both the physical side, which makes hearing progressively challenging, and the psychological side, which includes the lesser-known emotional reactions to the loss of hearing. In conjunction, the two sides of hearing loss can wreak havoc on a person’s quality of life, as the ... Read More

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What to Expect at Your Hearing Exam

March 26, 2015
case history

If the unknown generates anxiety, then a visit to the hearing specialist is especially nerve-racking. While most of us have experience with the family physician and the local dentist, the trip to the hearing specialist may be a first. It sure would be helpful to have someone teach you the process in advance, wouldn’t it? ... Read More

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