Can a Virus Cause Hearing Loss?

Viruses and hearing loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities around the globe. Affecting approximately 466 million people worldwide, or more than five percent of the global population, the loss of hearing has become one of the most frequent reasons people visit their doctor. While it’s more widely known that it can stem from aging, exposure… Continue reading Can a Virus Cause Hearing Loss?

6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Hearing Aid Battery

Battery life

There’s a lot out there about hearing aids and all the features they now offer from wireless capabilities to tinnitus blockers. Not only that, according to much of the research now coming out, hearing aids are even linked to better health and lower risk of certain serious health conditions such as cognitive decline. Whether you’re… Continue reading 6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Hearing Aid Battery

Fact or Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Hearing Aids

Hearing aid myths

While MythBusters likely won’t be getting involved with this one, hearing health professionals are able to lay to rest some questions about myth vs. fact for their audience of people needing hearing aids Myth: Hearing loss is something that happens to older people. Fact: Approximately one out of every five people over the age of… Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Hearing Aids

How to Know If You Have a Ruptured Eardrum

How to know if you have a ruptured eardrum

Aches and pains aren’t unusual. They come in all shapes and sizes and for too many reasons to count. But, what happens when they affect your ear? Pain here could be something simple and minor, or it could indicate something more serious like a ruptured eardrum. Here’s what you need to know about the signs… Continue reading How to Know If You Have a Ruptured Eardrum

4 Tips to Best Communicate with Those with Hearing Loss

How to communicate better with those with hearing loss

“Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.” -Nat Turner Communication is an essential part of our lives. Whether it’s with family or friends, the checker at the grocery store, the agent at our insurance company or someone else, effective communication can make all the difference. Communication, effective communication, especially, is also something we… Continue reading 4 Tips to Best Communicate with Those with Hearing Loss