May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

This May, also known as Better Hearing and Speech Month, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is heralding the month of May under the banner of “Communication Across the Lifespan.”  Why is this important? Hearing loss now features as one of the top three health concerns in our nation that is growing at an alarming rate and some very overwhelming studies …

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

Research shows us that exercise promotes a healthy cardiovascular system, which, in turn, can help promote healthy hearing function. There are many benefits that come with regular exercise: good for heart health, maintaining strong muscles and bones, aid in healthy skin, and more. University of Florida researchers conducted a study on mice that suggests exercise may also help prevent age-related …

Common Hearing Myths

Common Hearing Myths

Hearing loss is sometimes referred to as an “invisible disability,” because it’s not always obvious when people have hearing loss, and it’s not often talked about. Studies show that only 1 in 5 people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one, and on average, people with hearing loss wait almost 10 years before they seek treatment.  If people knew …

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

If you suffer from hearing loss, you may miss out on more than the conversations around you. The ability to hear your loved ones, friends, favorite music or enjoy your favorite television shows is certainly important, but it turns out there is more at stake than just your hearing capability. New research shows that untreated hearing loss has a profound …

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

As we enter the New Year, we all probably have a long list of resolutions for ourselves. More likely than not, getting healthier is somewhere on that list. This may include incorporating a better diet, exercising more, or quitting smoking. If you’re someone that has living a healthier lifestyle on your list, why not add hearing health to your resolution? …

Hearing Aid Features that Support a Modern Lifestyle

Hearing Aid Features that Support a Modern Lifestyle

Nowadays, we live in a world that offers connectivity and convenience that was hard to imagine even just a decade ago. The era of smartphones means that it’s normal to have digital convenience in our pockets. What you may not realize is that it is just as easy to have digital convenience in your ears. Modern hearing aids are discreet …

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Nobody wants to face hearing loss, but understanding the consequences of leaving hearing problems unaddressed is important. Hearing loss doesn’t just mean you have to turn up the volume on your television. The effects of hearing loss ripple throughout the ways you live and socialize and can have a dramatic effect on your health and quality of life.   Untreated …

Busting Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease this World Alzheimer’s Month

Busting Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease this World Alzheimer’s Month

We love the opportunity to help bring awareness and end stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease this World Alzheimer’s Month. Beginning in 2012, September has been named World Alzheimer’s Month by non-profit organization Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). Alzheimer’s disease is a growing issue throughout the globe, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has named the disease as an international public health priority. …

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish you Knew

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish you Knew

Because hearing loss is so gradual and also invisible, it is easy for loved ones to forget their friends or family members even suffer from it. Whether you’re speaking passionately to someone with hearing loss or just sharing your day, we know if can feel frustrating when your communication partner keeps asking you to repeat yourself. Please know that when …