Most people have utilized their hearing for so long it has become second nature and not something many of us focus on daily. Especially today, many of us do pay attention to our health by getting annual physicals, trying to stay active and working on eating a healthy diet. Through all these efforts, hearing health and hearing loss tends to fall to the side of our overall attention to health.

Of course, back in the old days, many of us will remember raising our hands for the beep, wearing headphones getting our hearing tested as children. We may even remember brief hearing health screenings at annual physicals as we aged. But all too often, as we reach adulthood, many of us think we hear “just fine”, which can be so misleading.


Just like so many things in our society today, not everything is as it appears. Falling in line with this thinking, hearing loss too is not only about hearing. No, it’s not a riddle or a deep thought joke. The fact of the matter is, hearing loss impacts a person in more ways than you can imagine. Hearing loss is not only about turning up the volume on the TV, or asking people around you to repeat conversations. Today, hearing loss research is showing us that hearing loss is connected to our overall health and well-being in many ways you may not have considered.


July 16, 2018 Hearing Loss1

Living with a hearing loss can be difficult, especially if you work, have family and friends in your life and drive, among other things. In some of our previous blogs we’ve discussed how important hearing healthcare is in supporting long-term brain health (Treating Hearing Loss Supports Long-Term Brain Health) and total body health (Build Total Body Health with Better Hearing). So what happens after you find out you have a hearing loss?  Find a Hearing Health Professional you trust to guide you through the Hearing healthcare process.


July 11, 2018 Hearing Loss0

In our current social state of fitness and total body health, many people forget about annual hearing health care check-ups. Sure, in grade school we all raised our hands with the headphones on in the nurse’s office, but as we age, regular hearing health care falls to the side. Perhaps this is part of the reason why hearing loss affects hundreds of millions of people across the globe.


July 3, 2018 Hearing Loss0

As we get into the hotter summer days, it’s important for hearing aid wearers to be aware of ways to preserve the life of their hearing aids. Just like any other electronic device, hearing aids too need to be protected from certain elements, such as heat, water and chemicals. By following some simple tips, you can protect your hearing instrument investment.

The following are some helpful tips for avoiding damage to your hearing aids in the summertime:


June 27, 2018 Hearing Loss0

I’ve never heard anyone ever say, “I can’t wait to have hearing loss!” No, it’s not exciting. No, it doesn’t make us feel young. But, ignoring it could be the worst mistake you ever make. The fact is, we actually hear with our brains. If you missed it, check out our blog, Hearing Loss: What it is and What Happens When You Learn You Have it? Yup, hearing actually happens in the brain and our ears function more like funnels for sound.


June 20, 2018 Hearing Loss0

One of the most important abilities we have as humans is our ability to communicate. This includes hearing, talking, seeing, smelling and touching. When we’re young, we certainly tend to take these abilities for granted. However, as we grow older, our abilities to communicate as well as we used to can change. When we notice these abilities begin to change, that’s when it’s time to take action.


June 14, 2018 Hearing Loss0

We used to believe hearing loss was a normal part of the aging process. Today we know hearing actually happens in the brain and our ears function more like funnels for sound. So, in simple and understandable terms, sounds around us are detected by our outer ear, the funnel.  Sound waves then travel from the outer ear, through to the middle ear. The ear drum then takes these sounds waves, amplifies them and turns them into vibrations. As the trickle effect continues, the vibrations travel to the inner ear. Within the inner ear there are tiny inner ear hair cells. These cells translate the vibrations into neural signals, which are then sent to the brain. The brain then interprets the neural signals it recognizes and we understand what we are hearing.


June 20, 2017 Hearing Loss0

That ringing or chirping or whistling in your ears, yup, most likely that’s our old friend, Tinnitus. Never heard of it? Read on to find out what Tinnitus is and what you can do about it.

Tinnitus can actually present itself as many different types of sounds (hissing, clicking, whistling, ringing or chirping) but all of them are equally annoying for most people who experience Tinnitus. Tinnitus is pretty common, affecting an estimated over 50 million Americans annually. Although Tinnitus is more of an annoyance than a medical emergency, it has been known to cause sleepless nights and a lack of concentration. What’s most important to know about experiencing Tinnitus, is that your body is trying to tell you something.

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