The What and How of Laser-Based Hearing Aids

Millions of American adults report some form of hearing loss, and that number is only expected to grow as a large segment of our population ages. Of those millions of Americans, only a small percentage ever choose to use hearing aids to help them hear better, but that could change with some of the latest… Continue reading The What and How of Laser-Based Hearing Aids

Gallaudet University’s Unique Building Design for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

When you consider technology designed for the hearing impaired, it is likely that hearing aids, cochlear implants, and closed-captioning top the list. Would construction come to mind? Gallaudet University which is the world’s only liberal arts institution for the deaf is architecturally designing space specifically for the hearing impaired. With the goal of making communication… Continue reading Gallaudet University’s Unique Building Design for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

What Happens at a Professional Hearing Evaluation?

  If you have difficulty hearing, the time has probably come for a professional hearing evaluation by an audiologist. A hearing evaluation consists of an in-depth assessment of your hearing to determine the cause of hearing loss and to find the best treatment options. The assessment is comprehensive, and you will leave with valuable information.… Continue reading What Happens at a Professional Hearing Evaluation?

6 Reasons Hearing Aids End Up In a Drawer (and why they shouldn’t)

Purchasing hearing aids is a financial investment, the purpose of which is to improve your  quality of life, both physically and emotionally. Therefore, when a hearing aids end up in the drawer, it amounts not only to a waste of money, but also means you’ve forfeited transforming your life for the better. Not to mention… Continue reading 6 Reasons Hearing Aids End Up In a Drawer (and why they shouldn’t)

What to Expect at a Pediatric Audiology Appointment

Healthy hearing is important at every stage of life, but of particular importance in early life. That is because the most important time for a child to learn language is in the first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing. Research suggests that children with hearing loss who get help early… Continue reading What to Expect at a Pediatric Audiology Appointment

Myth Busting: Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is one of the most under treated health issues for American adults today.  According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, 48 million Americans have a significant hearing loss, yet only 16% of physicians screen for hearing loss. With so few doctors actively screening for hearing health, it’s up to us to be… Continue reading Myth Busting: Hearing Aids

Be Good to Your Heart and Your Hearing Will Thank You

“Listen to your heart.” This timeless phrase could also read “ take care of your heart, so you will be able to hear.” There is a distinct connection between your ability to hear and your cardiovascular health. Be aware that every step you take for heart wellness also benefits your hearing health. Good cardiovascular health… Continue reading Be Good to Your Heart and Your Hearing Will Thank You

Travel Alert: Zika Virus and Hearing Health

  You likely recall hearing about the famed “Zika Virus” last year. Despite it having been around for decades, it gained global attention when it appeared to be linked to a rare brain deformity in newborn babies. We don’t yet know everything about Zika; however, as more studies are being performed, we are learning about… Continue reading Travel Alert: Zika Virus and Hearing Health

Healthy Hearing Diet

Growing up we’ve all heard that certain foods are associated with aspects of our health. Milk for strong bones, carrots for good eyesight, spinach for muscles and an apple a day to keep the doctor away. By now, most of us know that a varied and balanced diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, is… Continue reading Healthy Hearing Diet

New Testing for Hearing Loss

Better hearing testing is being developed all of the time. A recently released hearing test includes the use of binaural technology to provide more accurate hearing test results. Binaural means “across -ears” and the test involves using volumes that mirror a normal conversation to detect changes in sounds. The study that resulted in these findings… Continue reading New Testing for Hearing Loss