Earwax Removal Do’s & Don’ts

Earwax is one of those things everyone has to deal with. It is completely normal, and it is designed to protect and clean the ear. Because of its waxy consistency, earwax (also called cerumen) can help to protect the ear from foreign particles, dust, bacteria, and other microorganisms. As part of your body’s normal functioning,… Continue reading Earwax Removal Do’s & Don’ts

Is there a link between hearing loss and behavioral disorders in children?

According to the World Health Organization, hearing loss affects over 34 million children worldwide. Hearing loss has a significant effect on the language development of these children. While most hearing professionals educate the families of children with hearing loss about the language and developmental effects of hearing loss, they often do not discuss behavioral challenges.… Continue reading Is there a link between hearing loss and behavioral disorders in children?

Great Advice For Traveling With Hearing Aids

The weather is starting to change, and the urge to hit the road is upon us. Everyone loves a vacation, including those with hearing problems. With planning and preparation, a hearing-impaired individual can avoid problems with hearing aids and enjoy their holiday to the fullest. Handling busy airports, hotels, and tourist attractions will be no… Continue reading Great Advice For Traveling With Hearing Aids

Researchers Find Link Between Premature Death & Hearing Loss

If someone were to ask you what challenges a person with age-related hearing loss might encounter, what would you say? Miscommunications? Difficulty in social situations? Science has shown that untreated age-related hearing loss can have even more serious effects than these. A growing body of research demonstrates the connection between untreated hearing loss and increased… Continue reading Researchers Find Link Between Premature Death & Hearing Loss

Advancements in Hereditary Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered why so many of your family members experience hearing loss around the same age? This pattern may not just be a simple coincidence but may actually be the result of a common problem called hereditary hearing loss. Since many forms of hearing problems are caused by genetics, researchers have been working… Continue reading Advancements in Hereditary Hearing Loss

Children With Hearing-Impairments Can Sing Their Way To Better Communication Skills

According to Miguel de Cervantes novel Don Quixote, a person who sings will frighten their ills away. While it may not be true that music can chase away evil spirits, It is true that music has great therapeutic value. Music, especially singing, has a powerful effect on our health. The therapeutic value of music, especially… Continue reading Children With Hearing-Impairments Can Sing Their Way To Better Communication Skills

Connecting Chronic Noise Exposure With Cardiovascular Disease

In 1910, the Nobel Prize Winner Robert Koch suggested that a time will come when we will have to fight noise as aggressively as we fight cholera and other disorders. The effects of noise are cumulative, building up over the course of a lifetime. This slow, gradual increase makes detecting hearing loss difficult until it… Continue reading Connecting Chronic Noise Exposure With Cardiovascular Disease

The High Health Care Costs of Untreated Hearing Loss

There are presently over 37 million Americans with hearing loss according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). This staggering figure is alarming when you consider the effects that an untreated hearing loss can have not just on communication but on general health and safety as well. Now, it seems that… Continue reading The High Health Care Costs of Untreated Hearing Loss

The Next Stage Of Hearing Devices

Technology is playing a more significant role in hearing health assistance with each passing year. This year 8,000 people from 83 countries gathered for the 2018 EUHA Congress in Germany. On display at the tradeshow portion of the event was the latest and greatest in technologically advanced assistive hearing devices. Mood Li-Ion G5 One of… Continue reading The Next Stage Of Hearing Devices

Protecting Your Hearing Health During the Winter

The advent of the winter season brings with it a whole host of excitement. The colder days, longer nights, and the start of the festive season keep us going even if we think of snow as more of a nuisance than a source of joy. That being said, while many of us are aware of… Continue reading Protecting Your Hearing Health During the Winter