A Link Between Cognitive Decline and Hearing Loss

A Link Between Cognitive Decline and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical problems to affect us as we age. About one-third of those aged 60–69 have hearing loss, and two-thirds of those aged 70 and up have it. Nearly all centenarians have hearing loss, suggesting we will all experience it eventually if we only live long enough! Hearing loss is as undertreated as … Read More

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Our sense of hearing is connected to many facets of daily life: communication, social engagement, work-life, etc. When hearing is impaired, it reduces a person’s capacity to hear and process sound. This produces numerous symptoms that can take a toll on health, wellness, and quality of life. This includes impacting your mood by contributing to the development of depressive symptoms.  … Read More

Treating Hearing Loss Can Strengthen Your Relationships

Treating Hearing Loss Can Strengthen Your Relationships

About half of us can expect to have hearing loss by the time we reach age 75. While protecting our ears from loud sound is important, that doesn’t guarantee we won’t encounter hearing loss at some point. Loud sound causes hearing loss, but there are many other contributing factors, as well. Hearing loss has been linked to poor diet, poor … Read More

Questions about Your New Hearing Aids Answered

Questions about Your New Hearing Aids Answered

So you’ve just started wearing hearing aids. Good for you! Your new aids are the best thing you can do to keep yourself physically and socially active with hearing loss. They’ll even help you to avoid some of the more serious complications related to hearing loss, such as higher risk of falls, depression, social isolation, and cognitive decline. Like anything … Read More

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

The New Year is a perfect opportunity to prioritize your hearing health. You can commit to this by taking the first step which is easy: schedule an appointment for a hearing test.  Benefits of Hearing Aids  Hearing is critical for effective communication and sustaining healthy relationships. Untreated hearing loss produces various symptoms that make it challenging to engage in conversations. … Read More

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Connected for the Holidays

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Connected for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with gatherings that bring loved ones together. While this is an exciting time for people reuniting, it can present specific challenges for people with hearing loss. Over 48 million people live with hearing loss, the third most common chronic condition in the U.S. Though it is a pervasive health issue, hearing loss still tends to be … Read More

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month, and there’s no better time to schedule a hearing test. Whether you suspect you might have hearing loss or it’s simply been a while since your last hearing test, remember that hearing tests are an important part of maintaining your hearing health throughout your life. The Better Hearing Institute, a not-for-profit organization, recommends that … Read More

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

It’s no secret that Americans are living longer than ever. We hear all the time about new advancements in medical science that allow formerly life-threatening medical issues to be treated or cured entirely. While life expectancy increases, we are understanding more and more that we don’t just want to add years to our lives: we want to add quality years … Read More

A Link between Stress & Hearing Loss

Stress continues to be a concern for a multitude of Americans. In an annual survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), 78% of Americans cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a source of stress in their lives. 67% of adults say their stress level has increased over the course of the pandemic. While these numbers taken alone are alarming, nearly … Read More