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?

American Girl’s 2020 Girl of the Year Has Hearing Loss

American girl doll with hearing loss

A lot has changed in the world of dolls since Barbie premiered in 1959. The classic Barbie look—blonde, blue-eyed, thin, and Caucasian—may still be available, but she is now available in much greater variety. The same is true for many dolls and toy brands. Dolls are now available with various hair and eye colors, skin… Continue reading American Girl’s 2020 Girl of the Year Has Hearing Loss

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

This New Drug Could Be the Answer to Your Tinnitus

Drug for Tinnitus & Meniere's

There is now new hope for many of those living with Meniere’s disease and the tinnitus that is so often a part of it. A new drug currently in trials shows promise for relieving the symptoms of the disease. Could you be one of the thousands to benefit in the near future? What is Meniere’s… Continue reading This New Drug Could Be the Answer to Your Tinnitus

The Rising Cost of Healthcare and its Effects on Untreated Hearing Loss

Healthcare costs

It comes as no surprise to most people that the cost of healthcare is rising year by year. From an increase in the cost of services to prescriptions, it can be noted across America. From the younger working class through retirees living on a fixed income, there are few that it has not touched. There… Continue reading The Rising Cost of Healthcare and its Effects on Untreated Hearing Loss

How Hearing Aids of the Future May Be Controlled by the Brain

Brain controlled hearing aids

It’s hard to argue that hearing aids have advanced at a rapid rate. Especially in recent years. Millions of people with hearing loss benefit from these revolutionary little devices every day, and hearing healthcare providers, researchers, and hearing aid manufacturers have raced to keep up with the demand for easier to use, more natural-sounding devices… Continue reading How Hearing Aids of the Future May Be Controlled by the Brain

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

Living in Isolation- Social Seclusion for those with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and social isolation

For many people, social interaction is a must. You see family, friends, coworkers, strangers in the grocery store. You make conversation with them and chat about your day, future plans, and how your kids did in their sporting events. It can be a very different picture for someone living with hearing loss. The frustration of… Continue reading Living in Isolation- Social Seclusion for those with Hearing Loss

Are You Missing Out Due to Hearing Loss?

Are you not hearing clearly? Is that considered hearing loss?

Do you feel like your missing out on important details when you are talking with friends? Do coworkers look at you expectantly during a conversation but you’re not sure why? Are family members getting frustrated with you or accusing you of not paying attention? You may be dealing with some form of hearing loss. Many… Continue reading Are You Missing Out Due to Hearing Loss?

A Healthy Diet Leads to Healthy Hearing

healthy eating and hearing health

Eating healthy makes you feel healthy, it’s really that simple. As one of the most important parts of a well-balanced life, a proper diet is even prescribed by doctors to help combat all types of illnesses and conditions like obesity, diabetes, depression, and a variety of other ailments. With this type of endorsement, we’re sure… Continue reading A Healthy Diet Leads to Healthy Hearing