Your Genes May Make You More Vulnerable to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Signs of noise-induced hearing loss

An estimated 10 to 40 million adults will show some signs of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and with the number of those suffering from hearing loss expected to double within the next thirty years, understanding the causes and treatment options for NIHL could help reduce that discouraging forecast. Everyone is affected by similar levels of… Continue reading Your Genes May Make You More Vulnerable to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Why People Quit Wearing Hearing Aids

Why People Don’t Wear Their Hearing Aids

When you think of hearing aids, what comes to mind? How they can help manage hearing loss, help people stay engaged and socially active, and prevent health concerns such as depression and cognitive decline or the stories you’ve heard about uncomfortable fit, stereotypes, sound quality, and similar frustrations? Let’s be honest. Hearing aids are game-changers,… Continue reading Why People Quit Wearing Hearing Aids

What Is Vibroacoustic Disease?

Vibroacoustic Disease Is More Than Just a Hearing Problem

Have you ever been exposed to noise so loud that it seemed to make your entire body vibrate? If so, you may have been exposed to high-intensity/low-frequency (HI/LF) sound vibration. While loud noises can often make your ears hurt, HI/LF sounds can result in pain felt throughout the entire body. Furthermore, recent research has demonstrated… Continue reading What Is Vibroacoustic Disease?