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How to Enjoy a Summer Party with Hearing Loss July 11 2017

Source: Shari Eberts, Healthy HearingSummer parties are a joy – wonderful friends, balmy weather, delicious food and the great outdoors. Social gatherings can sometimes be difficult for people with hearing loss, but barbecues are easier to navigate than most parties. The outdoor location makes it easier to hear since the buzz of conversation is not bouncing around the hard surfaces of a restaurant or other indoor space. Barbecues are also typically...

Tips for Driving Safely with Hearing Loss June 20 2017

Source: Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing How much do you rely on your hearing when you drive? Probably more than you know. Although your sense of sight is undoubtedly the most important when behind the wheel, your sense of hearing helps you detect approaching emergency vehicles, hear the blaring horn of an impatient driver or reminds you that your turn signals are engaged. While people with hearing loss don’t drive...

12 Causes of Severe Hearing Loss June 13 2017

1. Ongoing Exposure to Noise on the Job Long-term exposure to continuous loud noise can cause lasting hearing loss. A common culprit is workplace noise, like machinery. About 30 million Americans face hazardous levels of noise at work. Things like motorcycles and power tools also can damage hearing over time. If you can, avoid or take breaks from noisy activities. Wear earplugs or ear protectors that fit over the ear....

How to Be Your Own Hearing Loss Advocate June 07 2017

Source: Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing Technology takes care of so many things for us today, it’s often difficult to realize that it occasionally needs a little assistance from us to work effectively.  Smartphones are only intelligent when their battery is charged. Your car’s GPS gives you great directions, as long as you enter the destination information correctly. Hearing aids can amplify sound, but they can’t teach others how to...

Unexpected Hearing Hazards June 07 2017

Source: Debbie Clason, Healthy HearingMany of us know noisy environments are detrimental to our hearing health. Hearing protection is standard issue on noisy job sites. Gun hobbyists wear hearing protection at the gun range, race car enthusiasts wear noise-canceling headphones and musicians wear custom earmolds. But what about unexpected sources of noise - things that may not immediately come to mind as hearing dangers? We live in a noisy world! Many...

How Modern Technology is Damaging our Hearing May 25 2017

How modern technology is damaging our hearing Source: Rachel Thompson, Healthy Hearing Many of us have experienced the morning commute where every car on the morning train is full of people with white wires sprouting from their ears and the aggravation of having to listen to multiple people’s music as it throbs out of their ear buds. With the distinct lack of education around noise pollution, many of us are blissfully...

Top 7 Things You Need Before Buying Hearing Aids May 12 2017

Have you finally decided it's time to stop missing out on the important sounds of your life and take action to correct your hearing loss? That's great! According to the Hearing Review, people with hearing loss wait an average of seven years to get help. That's a lot of missed punch lines, important details in business meetings, sweet sentiments from a loved one, cheerful bird songs and laughter from grandkids.  Top...

Fact vs. Fiction: Common Hearing Aid Misconceptions April 09 2017

Hearing aids come with many misconceptions. Fear and lack of knowledge prevent many people from getting the hearing help they need. But the truth is hearing aids are a common and effective treatment for hearing loss, and wearing them can be much less scary than you think. If you are a candidate for hearing aids, make sure you get all the facts and keep an open mind. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing...

Hearing aids improve more than just hearing March 24 2017

Wearing a pair of hearing aids improves more than just your hearing. It’s true. When you buy a set of hearing aids, you can be confident your hearing will improve. And now, according to two recent surveys, you can also expect some non-auditory improvements. The survey confirms what hearing healthcare providers have known for decades — that correcting hearing loss with hearing aids provides benefits in addition to improved hearing,...

How Your Hearing Can Affect The Rest Of Your Health March 09 2017

Hearing loss is a major health issue affecting more than 48 million Americans and, if left untreated, hearing loss can impact much more than your ability to hear the TV. Here are 3 critical ways hearing loss can negatively affect other aspects of your health: 1. Mental Health Your mental well-being is most directly affected by hearing loss. Once you are unable to communicate clearly and frequently, this will have...

Four Tips For Healthier Hearing July 07 2016

Here are are a few easy tips for healthier hearing:   1) Use cotton swabs sparingly. You may think they help to clean your ears, but they can actually push earwax deep inside your ear canal which can possibly cause damage.   2) Use alcohol and caffeine in moderation. These substances, as well as certain prescription medications, can have adverse effects on your hearing.   3) Rest your ears. If...

Tips For Hearing Aid Care July 06 2016

Properly caring for your Hearing Aids can help you to get the longest life out of them. The main way to do this is to protect your hearing aids from heat, wax, and moisture. Protecting your hearing aids from heat is fairly easy. Don't expose them to direct sunlight, and never leave them in your car or anywhere else where they might be subjected to extreme temperatures. Also, keep your...
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