hearing health

5 Dec, 2023

The Silent Epidemic: Examining the Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

By |December 5th, 2023|Dementia, hearing health|

Two prevalent health conditions among older adults are quietly becoming a global epidemic - hearing loss and dementia. In fact, these seemingly unrelated issues are closely linked, with untreated hearing loss contributing to cognitive decline. The link between hearing loss and dementia has recently become of great interest to ear specialists. Research shows that individuals [...]

13 Oct, 2022

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: An Ear Doctor and Audiologist’s Perspective

By |October 13th, 2022|audiologist, audiology, Ear Conditions, ear health, headphones and hearing aids, hearing accessories, hearing aid, hearing aid fittings, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, New hearing technology, News Coverage, public health, Research & Publications|

As of 2021, about 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from hearing aids. Only about a third of them use hearing aids.  The number of hearing loss diagnoses rises yearly at increasingly younger ages. Studies show that untreated hearing loss heightens the risk of dementia, social isolation, tinnitus, memory impairment, anxiety, and mental exhaustion. Like [...]

14 Jun, 2022

Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

By |June 14th, 2022|audiologist, audiology, Cognitive Decline, Ear Conditions, ear health, headphones and hearing aids, hearing aid, hearing aid fittings, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, Helpful Tips, sensorineural hearing loss, Uncategorized|

Hearing loss often takes place slowly over time and, as a result, goes unnoticed. With a process this gradual, how do you know if you are experiencing hearing loss?  You may not even realize until someone close to you points it out. Take a moment and read through some of the signs and symptoms of [...]

23 Apr, 2021

Highlights from Virtual Webinar “Mask Up Without Missing Out”

By |April 23rd, 2021|asymmetric hearing loss, audiologist, COVID 19, headphones and hearing aids, hearing accessories, hearing aid, hearing health, Helpful Tips, nonverbal communications|

We hope that you were able to join our first educational webinar in our LISTEN & LEARN series entitled "Mask Up Without Missing Out," presented by Dr. Gina Patzkowski and Emma Movick from our Audiology team. During the session, the presenters shared valuable information on topics such as: Proper mask etiquette Ways to communicate more [...]

29 Jan, 2021

5 Ways to Improve Your Hearing

By |January 29th, 2021|asymmetric hearing loss, ear health, headphones and hearing aids, hearing aid, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Helpful Tips, Inner ear, sudden hearing loss|

Hearing loss can occur at any age and for a variety of reasons.  Luckily, there are ways that you can improve your own hearing or protect yourself from damage. Here are 5 simple tips that you can incorporate into your everyday life to help maintain the health of your hearing for years to come! 1. [...]

14 Dec, 2020

Hearing Loss & the Holidays – Helpful Tips during COVID

By |December 14th, 2020|COVID 19, headphones and hearing aids, hearing accessories, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Helpful Tips|

The holidays are a time to gather, celebrate and connect with the people we love, but it’s also a tough time for people who experience hearing loss—especially during COVID-19. Navigating socially distant group gatherings, unreliable video call quality and audio and mask wearing, which inhibits lip reading, all make this holiday season even more challenging [...]

13 Dec, 2020

The Best Gift You Can Give – author shares her journey with Cochlear Implants

By |December 13th, 2020|asymmetric hearing loss, audiologist, cochlear implants, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Surgery, hearing tests, one sided hearing loss, profound to severe hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, single sided deafness, sudden hearing loss|

Julie Husting began losing her hearing when she was a teenager in high school. For thirty years she wore hearing aids. During that time, her hearing loss deteriorated from moderate to profound until she was relying on lip reading the majority of the time. Hearing aids made sounds louder, but they did not make speech [...]

29 Nov, 2020

Experts Say Cochlear Implants Can Help People With Severe Hearing Loss Hear Better Today

By |November 29th, 2020|cochlear implants, Cognitive Decline, Dementia, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, New hearing technology, profound to severe hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss|

A recent article in Forbes Magazine talked about how on August 2, 2020, Elon Musk,  announced that Neuralink allegedly had a brain chip that would allow people to hear sounds they had never heard before. Professor Gerard O’ Donoghue, steering committee member and Professor of Otology and Neurotology at the University of Nottingham, UK said that Neuralink gives [...]

16 Oct, 2020

What are the health benefits of hearing aids?

By |October 16th, 2020|asymmetric hearing loss, audiology, balance, Cognitive Decline, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, one sided hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss|

Did you know that hearing aids can do much more than just help you hear?  Increasingly, research is showing that they may also make you healthier.  That's because hearing loss doesn't just affect our ears. In fact, recent evidence links hearing loss to other, serious issues like dementia and falling.  And in this time of [...]

11 Sep, 2020

Trouble hearing when there’s background noise could be a sign of hidden hearing loss

By |September 11th, 2020|asymmetric hearing loss, audiology, hearing accessories, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Inner ear, one sided hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, sudden hearing loss|

Have you ever been in a situation where there is a lot of background noise, for example dining out with friends in a busy restaurant, and while your hearing is usually fine, you struggle to make out what they are saying?  It could be hidden hearing loss, also called hidden hearing disorder, a term used [...]

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