HOW DO MEDICATIONS AFFECT HEARING HEALTH?
April 15, 2018

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Have you heard of ototoxicity? Ototoxicity is a term used by health professionals for medications that can cause hearing loss. Both prescription and over-the-counter medications can be ototoxic.

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WELCOME SPRING - PREPARE YOUR EARS!
April 2, 2018

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Spring is in the air! The weather is changing and we are already starting to enjoy blooming flowers and warmer! With the changing of seasons, we also get rainy weather, seasonal allergies, and erratic temperatures. Along with hearing aids, these changes can affect us, but we can downplay those effects.

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WHAT ARE THE LINKS BETWEEN SMOKING AND HEARING LOSS?
March 9, 2018

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If you smoke, you are well aware at this point of the dangers and risks associated with that habit. The media has no shortage of news stories about how smoking can increase the risk of respiratory problems, heart disease and cancer.

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DO YOU KNOW THE LESS COMMON CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS?
March 3, 2018

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You probably know the most common causes of hearing loss: quick exposure to extreme noise, like a gunshot near your ear or an explosion; or long-term exposure to noise above 80 decibels, such as ongoing proximity to factory machinery, lawnmowers or loud music.

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RETIREMENT AND (HEARING) HEALTHCARE
February 19, 2018

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If you plan to retire soon, it’s time to think about expenses and how everything will be covered. Healthcare costs, including hearing healthcare, should be factored in. Estimates from HealthView Insights show that an American couple retiring this year can expect just over $400,000 in healthcare costs over the course of retirement, with about 4% of that being out of pocket (and most of it covered by insurance or Medicare).

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