Imagine you decide to throw a party and you invite 20 of your closest friends and family members. Statistically speaking, it is likely that when those 20 people are in the room, at least one of them has disabling hearing loss. That is what the World Health Organization (WHO) found in a recent study: more… Continue reading 1 in 20 People Has Disabling Hearing Loss. Are You One of Them?
by Dr. A. Heffner Have you ever heard someone say, “you hear with your brain, not your ears?”. Adults with hearing loss experience significantly faster decline in cognitive abilities than those with normal hearing. Research has also found that older people with hearing difficulty are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. There are… Continue reading Hearing Loss and Cognition
477 million: that’s the number of people worldwide who live with hearing loss. Among people 75 and older, nearly half have hearing loss. These numbers make it clear that hearing loss is far from uncommon, and it can happen to anyone. So, if you think you might have hearing loss, what should you do? Here… Continue reading Think You May Have Hearing Loss? Here Is What To Do
Now that we have been dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic for over a year now, you have probably learned that symptoms of COVID can vary from person to person. Some people experience difficulty breathing, while others only suffer from a loss of taste or smell. Some people experience nausea or vomiting, while others have… Continue reading New Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 and Symptoms of Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, and Vertigo
It probably is not news to you that some people can be very stubborn and set in their ways. This can be especially true of older people who do not want to wear hearing aids—and may not even want to acknowledge that they are experiencing hearing loss. If you have a loved one who needs… Continue reading Do You Have a Stubborn Loved One? Here’s How to Help Them Wear Hearing Aids.
Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate—it can affect anyone of any age or any race. But does hearing loss affect men and women equally? According to the latest research and surveys, yes. This data shows that more men than women are affected by hearing loss—with rates of hearing loss being nearly twice as high in men than… Continue reading How Does Hearing Loss Affect Men and Women Differently?
Noise, it comes at us in many different forms. We all seem to agree that noise is detrimental to our hearing yet we do little to protect our ears. Did you know it also affects concentration, nerves, mood and not to mention sleep? Think about it for a moment you either hear a constant noise… Continue reading NOISE
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Pandemic a little over a year ago. The United States has had over 31 million reported cases. With such a large population affected, research is being conducted to determine long term side effects. The Mayo Clinic reports that although COVID-19 seen as a disease that primarily affects the… Continue reading What impact is COVID-19 having on audiology?
You may have heard the phrase, “Nothing happens in a vacuum,” before. But have you heard the entire quote? In full, the quote from Khaled Hosseini says, “Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our… Continue reading Is There A Connection Between Hearing Health And Heart Health? Yes!
The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all a new accessory to wear out in public: the face mask. Some people see the face mask as simply a tool to help prevent the spread of the virus. Others see it as a fashionable accessory that can be personalized to their tastes. And for some people, wearing… Continue reading Face Coverings Highlight Hearing Loss