Hearing Loss

  • Hearing Loss

    Hidden Hearing Loss: What is It?

    It’s frustrating to have a hearing problem that isn’t detectable using standard audiology testing. Hidden hearing loss is an umbrella term used to describe all hearing difficulties that cannot be detected through regular testing. Although it’s daunting to detect and treat hidden hearing loss, people who have noticed a drastic change in their hearing health […]

  • Exposure to Radiation

    Can Long Exposure to Radiation Cause Hearing Loss?

    Prolonged radiation to the ear or brain can cause hearing loss. If you have ever been exposed to radiation for over ten years, the risk of developing hearing problems is high. It may damage your cochlea or acoustic nerve, causing sensorineural hearing loss. It can as well damage your sensory hair cells, leading to hearing […]

  • Hearing Loss and Health

    How Is Hearing Loss and Memory Loss Related?

    Hearing loss can be frustrating to those experiencing it and their loved ones. Recent studies have linked the condition to walking problems and dementia. Additionally, people who have hearing loss are most likely to experience thinking problems and memory loss. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, although it affects older adults the most. […]

  • Is Your Medication Contributing to Hearing Loss?

    Hearing loss commonly affects older adults because it progresses slowly with age. The majority of people suffering from this condition are aged 65 years to 75 years. Other than age, factors like long-term exposure to loud noise, ototoxic medications, and illnesses also increase the risk of developing hearing loss problems and worsen the condition. Ototoxic […]

  • Balance and Hearing Loss

    Does Hearing Loss in One Ear Affect Balance?

    Our hearing does not just impact our ability to hear a conversation or listen to music. Hearing also affects our sense of space. When hearing loss occurs, our balance can be severely impacted. The ability to walk and stand are critical functions in life. When ears no longer work together so that you can properly […]

  • Handling Hearing Loss

    Handling Hearing Loss During the Holidays

    When the holiday season arrives, you usually find yourself looking forward to getting together with your friends and family to celebrate. However, if you are one of the millions of Americans negatively affected by hearing loss or hearing issues, this can be a difficult time to navigate. The holiday season is a time when you […]

  • Communicate With The Hearing Impaired

    How To Communicate With The Hearing Impaired

    Even with perfect hearing ability, conversations require patience, energy, and immense focus for parties to relay messages and understand them effectively. Hearing loss makes communication more challenging. If you or your loved one has been experiencing hearing impairment that makes it hard to communicate with people, you may feel isolated and even withdraw from social […]

  • Hearing Specialist During COVID-19

    Is It Okay To See A Hearing Specialist During COVID-19?

    If you have been procrastinating on your appointment to see a specialist as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The majority of people across the globe have chosen to stay at home and delay non-emergency medical attention while hoping for the pandemic to cool off. However, it’s vital to bear in […]

  • Hearing Loss in Children

    Understanding Hearing Loss in Children

    Unfortunately, hearing loss in children is a significant health issue in the United States. Statistics compiled by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, sometimes abbreviated as the NIDCD, concluded that two out of every three children are born with some type of diminished hearing in one or both ears. Moreover, information compiled […]

  • Hearing Loss

    Can Heart Disease Cause Hearing Loss?

    Heart health remains an important factor in everyone’s daily life. But did you know that your heart’s health can affect your hearing as well as many other significant areas of your well-being? Read on to learn more about hearing loss and heart disease. Does Heart Health Affect Your Ability to Hear? Recently, researchers discovered that […]

  • Communication

    How Hearing Loss Affects Communication

    Hearing loss is a significant issue in the United States. Statistics compiled by the National Institute of Health reveal that roughly 20 percent of America’s population age 12 and older has some form of diminished audio capacity. Hearing is vital to optimal communication and those who experience it often have difficulty expressing themselves effectively. At […]

  • Hearing Loss

    Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Related?

    Hearing loss is a major health issue for elderly individuals. Information compiled by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, sometimes abbreviated simply as NIDCD, claims that a third of all Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have some type of hearing loss, and one-half of all Americans over age 75 […]