As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading Fullerton Hearing Center is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation
What Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Mean for Audiology
The hearing health care industry is changing rapidly. From technological advances in diagnosis and hearing loss solutions to hearing aid accessibility itself, hearing healthcare professionals are racing to keep up and continue to serve patients at the highest level. This shift has become even more apparent with the recent approval of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.… Continue reading What Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Mean for Audiology
Do I Have Hearing Loss If I Can Hear, But Not Understand?
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?
Auditory Rehabilitation: There’s More Than One Option to Manage Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is everywhere these days. If you aren’t affected, there’s a very good chance that someone close to you is. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health: Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. About 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing… Continue reading Auditory Rehabilitation: There’s More Than One Option to Manage Hearing Loss
Technology & Hearing: Hearables, Hearing Loss, and Health Intervention
You probably know that noise exposure can lead to hearing damage and loss and that some workplaces and job environments come with a lot of noise exposure. Did you know, however, that nearly 24 percent of hearing impairment cases among U.S. workers is attributable to workplace noise exposure? That’s nearly one-quarter of all hearing impairment… Continue reading Technology & Hearing: Hearables, Hearing Loss, and Health Intervention
New Research Finds Greater Rate of Opioid & Alcohol Use Disorders Among Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Populations
If you have read or watched the news in the last year, you have probably learned that the United States is struggling with an opioid crisis. The country is dealing with an addiction problem in general, and it’s an issue that is impacting people of all backgrounds, cultures, races, ethnicities, and ages. The deaf and… Continue reading New Research Finds Greater Rate of Opioid & Alcohol Use Disorders Among Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Populations
Hearing Loss in the New York Times: What You Need to Know
If you are an avid New York Times reader, you may have noticed a recent article titled “Hearing Loss Threatens Mind, Life and Limb” by Jane E. Brody. As the headline indicates, the article explores how hearing loss can affect a person’s health and wellbeing. Drawing on recent research, Brody discusses the availability of hearing… Continue reading Hearing Loss in the New York Times: What You Need to Know
What Are The Hearing Hazards in Your Own Home?
Hearing hazards are everywhere, but have you considered the hearing hazards in your own home? Here’s how to protect yourself from hearing hazards at home. You may be aware that very loud noises can damage your hearing, but did you know that sounds from everyday living can also pose a risk to your hearing ability? Based… Continue reading What Are The Hearing Hazards in Your Own Home?
Adopting Children With Hearing Loss
The decision to adopt a child is a big one. Not only does one have to prepare to care for another human being, but they also need to jump through innumerable hoops to officially grow their family. When someone makes the decision to adopt a child with hearing loss, things become even more complicated as… Continue reading Adopting Children With Hearing Loss
Theories On The Hearing Loss And Cognitive Decline Connection
As we age, it is vital that we take care of our brain. A considerable amount of research finds that hearing loss impacts cognition, and there is a direct correlation between the level of uncorrected hearing loss and the risk of dementia. A Johns Hopkins study examined 600 volunteers over 20 years. At the start… Continue reading Theories On The Hearing Loss And Cognitive Decline Connection