A Day With Hearing Impairment

Life is challenging. It can be especially grueling for those with hearing problems. It can profoundly affect not just the individual with the hearing loss, but family, friends, and co-workers as well. Untreated hearing loss can lead to fatigue, depression, stress, and anxiety. Alertness decreases, the risk of personal safety increases, job performance suffers, and… Continue reading A Day With Hearing Impairment

What is Listening Fatigue?

Listening fatigue is exactly what it sounds like; it happens after a lengthy time frame of listening to any noise. Music or talk, television, radio and anything else that creates sound and can be tiring. This type of fatigue will leave you feeling uncomfortable, weary, potentially in some pain and a loss of sensitivity. This… Continue reading What is Listening Fatigue?

Hearing Loss, Relationships, and Four Tips to Improve Them

Hearing loss can interfere with relationships well beyond arguing with a spouse over the television volume. It’s isolating impact affects partners, friends, children, and colleagues. The content and nature of personal communication are limited resulting in misunderstandings both at home and at work. Romantic Relationships To establish trust and find happiness in a romantic relationship… Continue reading Hearing Loss, Relationships, and Four Tips to Improve Them

Exploring Some Amazing Features of Modern Hearing Aids

Most of the time, hearing aids come with a negative stigma of being large, ugly, and not quite all they’re cracked up to be. However, today’s modern hearing aids have thrown away those stereotypes and are much smaller and more effective. Let’s briefly explore some of the amazing options that are available should you find… Continue reading Exploring Some Amazing Features of Modern Hearing Aids

Four Ways to Talk Yourself Out of Getting a Hearing Aid

“I can’t hear you, so I’ll just laugh and hope it wasn’t a question.” Sound familiar? You are not alone. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, less than 25% of people who need hearing aids get them. Why the denial? Why do we labor so hard to avoid using a device that can dramatically improve… Continue reading Four Ways to Talk Yourself Out of Getting a Hearing Aid

How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Happy

Long-time hearing aid wearers are well aware of the golden rule of hearing aid care: to never delay maintenance, cleanings, and minor repairs. Perhaps it’s because they’ve also learned the “Murphy’s Law” that seems to apply to hearing aids (and likely any other complex electronics that we’re heavily dependent on). This law appears to go… Continue reading How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Happy

The Top Reasons to Stop Stalling on Getting a Hearing Aid

It’s not unusual to experience resistance towards getting hearing aids, or even towards the thought that you just might need them. Losing the sense of hearing often occurs over a long period of time, decades even, and the gradual nature of the loss can leave us unaware of just how much we’re no longer hearing… Continue reading The Top Reasons to Stop Stalling on Getting a Hearing Aid

Ear Wax: Friend or Foe?

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Cerumen, more commonly known as earwax, is a bodily emanation produced by the glands present in our outer ear. Like most other secretions, this is also something that we prefer to deal with in private. And, the mere need for its existence is questioned by many. Well, this ugly-looking and an often-flaky thing that you’d… Continue reading Ear Wax: Friend or Foe?

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