10 Signs of Hearing Loss You Shouldn’t Ignore

Hearing loss can happen suddenly, in one ear or both. But in most cases, it’s just the opposite. Hearing loss is so gradual that many people don’t notice it until it’s reached the point where it’s tough to ignore. In fact, statistics show the average person waits seven years before seeking help with hearing loss, but treatment can be more … Read More

Measuring the Impact of Hearing Loss on Life

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How do you measure the impact of hearing loss on life?  According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), one way is to calculate disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). These are the number of healthy years lost due to a disease or other health condition. For a condition like hearing loss, it doesn’t mean that a person dies … Read More

Three Ways Hearing Loss Impacts Your Daily Life

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The effects of hearing loss Your hearing plays a major role in everything you do: your job, your personal life, and even your physical health and safety. Many people assume that “a little hearing loss” isn’t a problem, or that they can simply “get by” by asking people to repeat themselves or being unable to hear in daily situations. Unfortunately, … Read More

Challenging Listening Environments

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If you have a hearing loss, you likely have more difficulty understanding speech in challenging listening environments, like noisy restaurants or at parties, even when you are wearing your hearing aids. There often are three main barriers to improved understanding for anyone with a hearing loss:         Distance from the signal of interest (speech, music, etc.)   … Read More

Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss, Cognitive Decline and Hearing Aids?

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According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss affects 48 million Americans today. If current trends continue, the number of individuals with age-related hearing loss worldwide will swell to 580 million by 2050. Also by 2050, the number of adults with dementia is expected to grow to 131.5 million worldwide, a substantial public health challenge. A number of … Read More

Common effects of hearing loss on daily life

Your hearing plays a major role in everything you do: your job, your personal life, and even your physical health and safety. Many people assume that some hearing loss isn’t a problem, or that they can simply “get by” asking people to repeat themselves or being unable to hear in daily situations.