The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all a new accessory to wear out in public: the face mask. Some people see the face mask as simply a tool to help prevent the spread of the virus. Others see it as a fashionable accessory that can be personalized to their tastes. And for some people, wearing… Continue reading Face Coverings Highlight Hearing Loss
Have you ever heard the phrase, “There’s an app for that”? While this phrase was first used over a decade ago (Apple began using this slogan in their advertising in 2009), it has never been truer than it is now. You can download an app to your smartphone to do just about anything you want—to… Continue reading Smartphone Apps That Support Hearing Aids— How To Know Which Ones Work Well
If you or a loved one uses hearing aids, you know that these devices can make a huge difference in your daily life. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, not everyone who has hearing loss wears hearing aids. A new study has found some changes in the percentage of Americans who use hearing aids, and… Continue reading Hearing Aid Use in the U.S.—Increasing or Decreasing?
It’s an understatement to say that things look a bit different as we begin 2021 than they did in 2020. Many people’s lives have changed in a big way as a result of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, and even if your life hasn’t undergone a significant change, you can probably see a difference in your… Continue reading The Challenges of Having Hearing Loss During a Pandemic
It’s no secret that 2020 was a difficult year for many people. You may be bidding 2020 not only good-bye but good riddance! So, with hopes for a better year in 2021, you may have set some New Year’s resolutions—or maybe you simply defined a few priorities in your life to focus on this year.… Continue reading It's Time To Be Proactive About Hearing Loss!
Have you felt overly tired lately? It might not be the shorter daylight hours or busy holiday season that are to blame. Your fatigued feeling might be due to hearing loss. Now, you might be skeptical at first that hearing loss could cause real fatigue. After all, isn’t hearing something you do automatically and constantly,… Continue reading Overly Tired? It Could Be Due to Hearing Loss
With over nine months now since the beginning of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, you can probably list the common symptoms of COVID-19: fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, a cough, a new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and more. But did you know that COVID has also been linked to sudden hearing loss?… Continue reading The Connection Between Sudden Hearing Loss and COVID-19
When a child is born, many people enjoy pointing out which physical features were inherited from each parent. Maybe the baby has her mom’s eyes or her dad’s smile, or she might have the same hair color as her grandfather or the same nose shape as her grandmother. However, did you know that you could… Continue reading Gene Therapy Could Help Prevent Adult-Onset Hearing Loss
Wearing hearing aids can be life changing. If you or a loved one suffers from hearing loss and uses hearing aids, you know how critical they are in helping you hear. This not only means that you can watch the TV without turning up the volume—hearing aids can improve your relationships with friends and family,… Continue reading What to Do If Your Hearing Aids Are Dropped or Get Wet
Once someone is told they need hearing aids, they either dive in with both feet or are very hesitant about adapting to these devices. Some people are very excited that the devices can help them hear better. Others have a more difficult time making the shift to using hearing aids, and they may have underlying… Continue reading Increased Follow-Up From Healthcare Providers Could Lead to Greater Hearing Aid Usage