Don’t Let Hearing Loss Leave You Isolated

Hearing loss and social isolation

“There simply is no pill that can replace human connection. There is no pharmacy that can fill the need for compassionate interaction with others. The answer to human suffering is both within us and between us.                                    -Dr. Joanne Cacciatore Human beings need more than nutrition and exercise to maintain good health. Much research over recent… Continue reading Don’t Let Hearing Loss Leave You Isolated

Gender and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in men versus women

Hearing loss can happen to anyone at any age, regardless of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. However, there are some groups of people that are predisposed to hearing loss for a variety of different reasons. Often, the groups of people that are more likely to experience hearing loss have a variety of different occupational and… Continue reading Gender and Hearing Loss

New Study Reveals That Wearing a Hearing Aid Could Protect Your Brain

Wearing a hearing aid protects the brain

If you are new to research on age-related hearing loss, it may come as a surprise that this type of hearing loss has been linked to several other health conditions. For example, age-related hearing loss has been connected to depression, anxiety, and a greater risk of falls. For several years now, researchers and audiologists have… Continue reading New Study Reveals That Wearing a Hearing Aid Could Protect Your Brain

Reducing Brain Inflammation in Mice May Just Treat Your Tinnitus

brain inflammation and tinnitus

What is the key to treating the bothersome buzzing that affects over 500 million people worldwide? Though Tinnitus can be irreversible in many cases, a pioneering study published in PLOS Biology is exploring new ways that inflammation of the brain mediates tinnitus in mice with noise-induced hearing loss, and how reducing that inflammation may help… Continue reading Reducing Brain Inflammation in Mice May Just Treat Your Tinnitus

Do I Have Hearing Loss If I Can Hear, But Not Understand?

what can it mean to not hear clearly

The process of hearing is not limited to the ears. The brain plays a significant role in the processing and understanding of sound. Understanding involves hearing and focus. It is not just concerned with the effort required to hear a sound, but with the energy needed to process that sound. It is the complex process… Continue reading Do I Have Hearing Loss If I Can Hear, But Not Understand?

Can Hearing Loss Cause Personality Changes?

personality changes and hearing loss

Some social effects of hearing loss are obvious. In addition to difficulties in hearing, a person with hearing loss may become less likely to participate in social activities, undergo more stress in social situations, and experience new challenges in their personal relationships. However, research suggests that the changes may run even deeper – indicating that… Continue reading Can Hearing Loss Cause Personality Changes?

Eating To Protect Your Hearing

Foods that support hearing health

Healthy eating is vital to good health. The proper function of the body depends upon foods that contain the minerals that help keep us well. Did you know that certain foods and minerals can also benefit your hearing health? Read on to find foods and minerals that can help to improve your communication. Foods That… Continue reading Eating To Protect Your Hearing