The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss


As with other physical, medical conditions, hearing loss may occur with comorbidities. A comorbidity is the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases, or the presence of one or more additional disorders occurring simultaneously with a primary disorder. Comorbidities of hearing loss include cardiovascular disease, dementia, balance disorders, and diabetes. While the connections between hearing loss and dementia, and hearing loss … Read More

It’s the Season of Outdoor Festivals! Don’t Forget Your Earplugs


Repetitive, aggressive noises can do permanent damage to your hearing. For this reason, extensive regulations exist to protect employees’ ears in loud work environments. But what about the repetitive, aggressive noises we subject our sensitive auditory systems to during our leisure time? As the summer outdoor festival season approaches, don’t forget to be sensitive to the potential damage lurking in … Read More

Tips to Improve Your Hearing Aid Experience


Despite the ever increasing research covering the many benefits of hearing aid use, as well as the damaging effects of untreated hearing loss – many sufferers still do not treat hearing loss with hearing aids. On average, Americans wait approximately seven to ten years from the time they first begin to notice changes in their hearing to the time they … Read More

Why is Hearing Loss a Public Health Concern?


When we think of public health issues, hearing loss may not be the first thing that comes to mind. There are much more maligned diseases in the news, from Zika virus to Ebola. In our everyday lives here in Louisiana, and the United States, hearing loss is actually the third most common medical condition. A recent article in The Hearing … Read More

Hearing devices, social inclusion and technological advances in Louisiana


May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! Every May, the American-Speech-Language Association (ASHA) creates resources for people to use in order to promote awareness about communication disorders. The theme this May is “Communication: The Key to Connection”. Several resources to promote this campaign are available on their website, as well as information about ASHA’s involvement in life-altering treatments. ASHA is … Read More

Loud Noises Could Do More Damage Than You Think


The sounds of traffic, a garbage truck reversing, power tools, blenders and hairdryers – what do all of these everyday noises have in common? They could all damage your hearing. Hearing loss can be the result of a variety of things, including age, infection, head trauma or – one of the most common causes of hearing loss – exposure to … Read More

How to Properly Clean & Care for Your Hearing Aids


Hearing aids are a big investment for many users, so it is important to follow a few simple, yet essential steps when cleaning and caring for your aids. Proper care and maintenance can increase the life and efficiency of your hearing devices. We have compiled this guide as a general outline for cleaning and caring for your hearing aids. The … Read More

Certain Medications are Linked to Hearing Loss


Antibiotics always come with warnings on the box or leaflets explaining the recommended dosage and, of course, potential side effects. There is one side effect of certain medications, however, that many people may not fully comprehend – and the extent of the potential damage means that awareness needs to be raised. Ototoxic medications include antibiotics such as neomycin, streptomycin, amikacin, … Read More

Hearing Problems May Lead to Mobility Issues

hearing problems and mobility issues

Hearing problems may lead to mobility issues A recent study, carried out by researchers in Finland, revealed a side effect of hearing loss in seniors that may not seem obvious: untreated hearing damage can have a negative effect on mobility. It was discovered that hearing loss in older people can limit their movement to local areas, hindering their ability to … Read More

IRS Warns of Scam Targeting Hard of Hearing Citizens


We’ve all heard of identity theft, telephone scams, and the havoc they can wreak on one’s personal finances and sense of security. Staying alert and keeping your guard up are good strategies, but keeping yourself informed about the scams that are currently running is even better. The more knowledge you have beforehand, the less likely it is that you’ll fall … Read More