Preschool Teachers are at Risk for Hearing Loss

Preschool Teachers are at Risk for Hearing Loss

Remember when you were loud and rowdy in preschool and your teacher told you to use your “indoor voice”? As a new study indicates, there’s a good reason or that! Study: Seven out of 10 Female Preschool Teachers Suffer from Hearing Problems A study conducted at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that seven out of 10 female preschool … Read More

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients Prevent Delirium

Recently, the scientific community has exploded with more and more research confirming the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline such as dementia and delirium. In a well-known study out of John Hopkins School of Medicine, it was found that when compared to peers without hearing loss, participants with mild hearing loss were twice as likely to have developed dementia, … Read More

Preventing Elder Abuse for Those with Hearing Loss

Preventing Elder Abuse for Those with Hearing Loss

Long overlooked and underestimated, the problem of elder abuse is finally gaining attention and beginning to be better understood and confronted. New studies have shown that 1 in 6 people over age 60 have experienced elder abuse, putting into perspective the massive scale of the issue. Elder abuse can take many forms, all based in restricting and controlling the behavior … Read More

Ways to Help an Older Dog with Hearing Loss

Ways to Help an Older Dog with Hearing Loss

Perhaps one of the greatest gifts of a four-legged best friend is watching their entire journey throughout the lifespan. We get to be immersed in the joyful puppy days all the way through the mature, quiet years. In the midst of those sometimes exhausting and patience-trying salad days, the golden years of a canine companion can seem forever away. But, … Read More

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

Despite being one of the major public health issues in this country, people with hearing loss can go up to a decade before they choose to get a diagnosis and intervene. It’s a shame, too, because electing hearing aids as a hearing loss treatment is proven to reduce feelings of depression and isolation, giving people with hearing loss a renewed … Read More

Assisting Older People with Hearing Loss

Assisting Older People with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a major public health condition that disproportionately affects the elderly. Our hearing systems are like the rest of us, susceptible to the aging process. Over time, repeated exposure to loud noise or simply just time itself can impact the condition of the delicate cells of the inner ear responsible for receiving sound information. This causes hearing to … Read More

Early Hearing Loss Could Lead to Dementia

Early Hearing Loss Could Lead to Dementia

Hearing loss effects a vast number of older adults. Around one in three people between the ages of 64 and 75 report hearing loss. And it’s a number that leaps ahead as the years progress — almost half of folks over 75 have difficulty hearing. Alarmingly, it’s the listening habits and subsequent hearing damage of our youth that has recently … Read More

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tinnitus refers to a phantom ringing in the ear, a sound can be persistent and distracting. Chronic tinnitus is incredibly common, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying! There isn’t any cure for tinnitus, but there are a variety of methods for coping with the issue when it happens. Tinnitus takes many forms- it can sound like a dull … Read More

How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

Did you know that March 3rd was World Hearing Day and all of May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? One of the most common health issues in the world is also one of the most under-treated. Hearing loss, which can negatively affect every aspect of a person’s life, from their family relationships to their earning power, often goes unrecognized … Read More

Treating Hearing Loss Improves Communication & Much More!

Better Speech and Hearing Month takes place every May, promoted by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association to raise awareness around an oft-overlooked condition: hearing loss. Communication for All – Better Speech and Hearing Month As an invisible condition that happens gradually, hearing loss is often undiagnosed and ignored. In part, this is due to the fact that hearing … Read More