Hearing loss is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. The inability to hear properly can cause problems in your personal, social, and professional life. Hearing aids can improve your personal safety, as well as increasing your quality of life by improving your hearing capacity.
Tinnitus relief: methods for coping with tinnitus
Tinnitus is described as a condition where a patient hears ringing and buzzing in their ears, despite no outside noise being present. Often, cases of tinnitus induce stress and depression in the individual suffering from the condition.
New studies show hearing aids improve cognitive performance in older adults
Studies have shown that older adults with untreated hearing loss have a higher incidence of fall- and accident-related death, social isolation, and dementia than those without hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss also can interfere with cognitive abilities because so much effort is put toward processing and understanding speech. As people age, basic cognitive skills, including working memory and processing can … Read More
Dealing with hearing loss in the workplace
Every year, approximately 22 million people are exposed to potentially hazardous noise levels in their workplace. Experiencing bouts of hearing loss while at work can greatly impair your ability to concentrate on daily work tasks; additionally, it can create obstacles for conversing with coworkers and clients. This hearing loss, if left untreated, could potentially lead to complications at work and … Read More
Caring for your ears during the summer
Summer is for fun — just make sure that fun doesn’t come at the expense of your ears! Swimming, boating, water sports and fireworks are all a natural part of what makes summer so great, but you don’t want to inadvertently do any damage to your hearing.