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?

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

What is Your Degree of Hearing Access?

We have all heard the phrase that we are more than our diagnosis. That’s because a diagnosis is very one-dimensional. A label that can be applied based on a series of boxes that have been checked off, parameters that have been met. That is true whether the diagnosis is anxiety, cancer or hearing loss. Just… Continue reading What is Your Degree of Hearing Access?

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

Globetrotting With Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks For Traveling With Hearing Aids

The summertime traveling season is upon us! When school lets out for summer vacation, many of us pack our bags and get ready for some fun in the sun. Before we get to our vacation, however, we often have to deal with the hassle of traveling, which can ruin a trip before it gets started… Continue reading Globetrotting With Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks For Traveling With Hearing Aids

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

The Next Generation of Hearing Devices

Hearing aids have become an essential device for millions of Americans living with hearing loss. They help people with hearing loss communicate more effectively, enjoy hobbies, engage with friends and family, and live life more fully. All of this with a powerful little device that can often fit neatly inside an ear canal. Hearing aids… Continue reading The Next Generation of Hearing Devices