How to Best Communicate with the Hearing Impaired

The holidays are here, and with them come parties, gatherings and meeting new people! When you meet someone with hearing loss with whom you don’t normally communicate, you may have trouble understanding what they are going through. Communication becomes a bit more challenging for all parties involved. Even those who have hearing devices and work to exercise their communication skills … Read More

Hearing for the Holidays

Hearing for the Holidays

The holiday season is here! If you have difficulty hearing, you may not be looking forward to holiday gatherings and parties as much as you used to. This time of year can bring up some anxiety for people who have hearing loss. You or your loved ones may worry about how well you can communicate during family gatherings, or you … Read More

Different Ways to Test for Hearing Loss

If you suspect you may have hearing loss, it is recommended that you be tested to confirm if you have hearing loss, and how advanced it is. If you have never had a hearing evaluation done before, you may be wondering what is involved. There are several ways to test for hearing loss, so we will go through a brief … Read More

HYPERACUSIS: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT CAN I DO?

Hyperacusis is a condition in which a person has a heightened sensitivity to noises within the normal range of volume and pitch. It can get to the point that certain normal noises (like a dog barking or music over a loudspeaker) can even cause pain. As you can imagine, this can make it very difficult for an affected person to … Read More

BALANCE AND HEARING HEALTH

Did you know the way your body balances is connected with hearing health? Balance disorders such as Vertigo are fairly common. Vertigo is typically temporary episode of imbalance or dizziness. Most people have heard that it is related to your inner ear, but do you know how? Our bodies are oriented and balanced through the vestibular system, which allows us … Read More

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HEARING LOSS AND EAR INFECTIONS

If your child has had ear infections, you understand how frightening they are. Intense pain along with concern for permanent hearing loss. Hearing damage can be the result of an ear infection, but it is uncommon: ear infection-related hearing loss will almost always go away when the infection does. Ear infections are not all the same, and can have different … Read More

DO I HAVE TINNITUS?

Have you ever heard a ringing in your ears? If so, you have experienced tinnitus. Tinnitus can be annoying, inconvenient, or even painful for the many people who suffer from it. Interestingly, some people never really notice symptoms of tinnitus, even though they are experiencing it. Recent research indicates that people have varying experiences of tinnitus, and these symptoms originate … Read More

WHAT ARE INVISIBLE HEARING AIDS?

When deciding to get hearing aids for the first time, many people list their top concern is how they look, and what people will think of them when they notice the hearing aids. The stigma attached to having hearing aids can be a big deterrent to getting them at all. If you could get all of the benefits of hearing … Read More

PROTECT YOUR HEARING

Since permanent hearing loss is irreversible, it is very important to slow and prevent hearing damage any way we can. Here are a few tips to help you protect your hearing now and prevent hearing loss in the future. 1.    Reduce the Volume Entertainment is everywhere: music follows us with our earbuds, we watch TV at home and listen to … Read More

TRAINING YOUR HEARING: A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT

If you have hearing loss, it’s a good idea to take positive steps to avoid further hearing damage. Here are five “workouts” to help strengthen your hearing skills. Regular Exercise Staying active all day long will help to keep blood circulating, which provides benefits to all areas of your body, including your ears. Even light exercise is great, just as … Read More