Archive for the ‘ Hearing Loss ’ Category

Sudden Hearing Loss And COVID-19, What’s The Link?

We know the dangers that COVID-19 can pose to our body’s respiratory system. But could it also lead to hearing issues? New research suggests a link between the virus and sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or SSHL for short, which can cause very rapid hearing decline, usually in just one ear. Let’s look at the evidence […]

What Are the First Signs of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is far more common than people realize. Age is certainly a factor: about 8.5% of people ages 55-64 and 25% of those ages 65 to 74 have disabling hearing loss, but certain health conditions and working for years in loud environments can cause hearing loss at any age. In fact, one in every […]

Why Do So Many US Troops Have Hearing Loss?

While non-visible military injuries like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have — thankfully — been receiving more attention over the past few years, we have a long way to go before all of our bases are truly covered. It turns out that hearing loss and tinnitus are actually the top two service-connected disabilities among veterans. With […]

Six Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

The designed purpose of flashing lights, ringing klaxons, and various forms of emergency broadcasts is to warn of ensuing danger. A failure to respond to these warnings can bring about devastating consequences. In a similar manner, a failure to respond to the warning signs of hearing loss is crucial. However, most people are not aware […]

How to Clean Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can offer those with mild to severe hearing loss a second chance at doing what they used to love but had struggled to enjoy since developing a hearing loss. In fact, eight out of ten wearers say that their quality of life has vastly improved. Because of the significant investment in your quality […]

Why You Need Regular Hearing Tests

Hearing loss is a lot like watching grass grow or paint dry. It is a process that develops over time and typically goes unnoticed until it becomes a problem. Because untreated hearing loss can affect overall cognitive, mental, emotional, and physical health as well as further damage to hearing, early detection is critical. I can […]

Understanding the Most Common Type of Hearing Loss

Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. During these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to stay connected with others. We rely on technology like smartphones, tablets, and computers to help us keep abreast of the news, maintain important relationships, and engage in relaxing […]

Understanding the Three Types of Hearing Loss

Confusion, frustration, and the destruction of relationships are common results of hearing loss. Fortunately, there are solutions for eliminating these issues and improving quality of life. To provide adequate solutions, hearing care professionals must identify the cause or type of hearing loss through various types of hearing tests. Understanding the three types of hearing loss […]