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

The Importance of Closed-Captioning

The importance of closed captioning

If you are a person with normal hearing, you probably do not pay much attention to closed-captioning on your favorite television shows, your streaming service, or your online videos. At least, you don’t pay much attention to it until you cannot access the sound for some reason or another. Suddenly, you do not understand what’s… Continue reading The Importance of Closed-Captioning

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?