The Ins and Outs of Long-Term Care Facilities and Hearing Aids

It’s a fact that if you live long enough, you will likely experience age-related hearing loss and need to wear hearing aids. Likewise, some older adults with chronic health conditions may end up living in a long-term care facility. Research shows that anywhere from 70 to 90% of people in long-term care have hearing loss, yet the majority of that … Read More

Three Tips to Hear Better in Public Spaces

With the pandemic in the rear-view mirror for the most part, we’re getting back out in public and enjoying activities with groups of people, like dining out in restaurants, attending church services, and going to parties or conferences. And while it’s fun to return to pre-pandemic life and enjoy one another’s company, frequenting these types of environments also can be … Read More

New Study Shows Hearing Loss May Increase Risk for Adverse Health Events

Hearing loss does more than affect your ability to communicate well with friends and family. Its potential impact on health has been demonstrated in a new study from Canadian researchers showing that two or more medical conditions often accompany hearing loss. This significantly increases the risk for hospitalization, placement in a long-term care facility, emergency room visits, adverse drug events … Read More

Are Patients Truly Satisfied with Their Hearing Aids?

Let’s face it. Hearing aids are an investment in your health, and one you want to be sure is well worth it. So, how do you know if you’ll be satisfied with your hearing aids? It’s hard to make any guarantees. After all, much depends on the professional you work with, the type of hearing aids you purchase, your specific … Read More

New Research Indicates Hearing Loss Can Increase Fatigue in People Over 40

Audiologists often see patients who say that struggling to hear on a daily basis literally wears them out. Now a new study recently published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, suggests people with hearing loss aren’t just imagining it. They are nearly twice as likely to experience daily fatigue compared to those with normal hearing, even after adjusting for demographics, … Read More

Can You Hear Me Now?

The holidays are a busy time for gatherings with family and friends. Unfortunately, for those with hearing loss, a common and frustrating question at these events often is, “Can you hear me now?” While family and friends without hearing loss may not have problems hearing one another, if you have hearing loss and wear hearing aids, you may struggle more … Read More

How Diabetes and Hearing Loss are Connected

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a great time to call attention to a little-known fact. Diabetes and hearing loss are two of the most common health problems that affect the American population. In fact, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 37.5 million Americans 18 and over have problems hearing; and according to the Centers … Read More

Misophonia—A Rare Sound Sensitivity Condition

According to the American Tinnitus Association, there’s a rare and selective sound sensitivity condition called misophonia. Translated, misophonia means, “hatred of sound.” The condition involves a chronic, abnormal negative emotional reaction to specific sounds. The most common triggers include those generated by the mouth (chewing gum or food, popping lips), the nose (breathing, sniffing, and blowing) or the fingers (typing, … Read More

Bill Would Improve Access to Medicare Audiology Services

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have endorsed the Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation introduced recently that would provide seniors with more timely and robust access to services provided by audiologists. The bill is an updated version of similar legislation introduced in previous Congresses that … Read More

Audiology Awareness Month

If you’ve noticed you’re having difficulty hearing lately, you may be looking for someone who can help you understand what’s going on with your hearing, why you’re having problems, and if there’s help available. The good news is there are many types of professionals who care for people with problems related to their ears and hearing. But an audiologist is … Read More