You may already know that among the many issues that can cause hearing loss, getting older is significant, it can be genetic and run in families, or it can occur if you are commonly around very loud noises. You might be surprised to learn about the connection between diabetes and hearing loss. We will explain.
When a person finally accepts that their hearing loss is affecting their everyday life including their work environment, personal relationships, and self esteem, it is crucial that they choose the right kind. The difference between buying a hearing aid from an audiologist vs. drug store can leave someone unsure. Let us help you sift through all the information.
Most hearing loss is subtle at first, and you may not even notice a change. In fact, it is usually friends and family who alert someone to their hearing issue. Although children are regularly tested, most adults do not even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. We have listed 6 reasons to have your hearing tested regularly.
Rarely do we see a young adult in public without an earbud in their ears. Headphones are a bit more cumbersome, but teens still find them a way to escape from their surroundings. We all enjoy listening to music no matter our age, but younger people rely on music to pass the time. So, can headphones cause hearing loss since they are so close to our ears? It’s not the device itself, but how we use it.
Many audiologists will tell you stories of patients who took years to finally admit they had a hearing issue. When they finally got hearing aids, their entire life changed for the better. 30 million people in the United States have some degree of hearing loss. Knowing you are not alone can be the first step to acknowledging your own hearing issues and taking action. What follows is your guide to managing hearing loss.
Most of us know someone who has hearing loss. Maybe even you. Many people still deny the reality while others have purchased new hearing aids. What you probably don’t know is that hearing loss may increase your risk of dementia. Let’s find out why and what you can do about it.
Many of our children are heading back to school for the first time in a while. They have been practicing at-home learning online for months, and they are about to step back into a classroom with all its assorted noises and distractions. In addition, some teachers and classmates will be wearing masks which can hinder how well kids hear what others are saying. These reasons are just the surface of why your child should have a back to school hearing exam.
Tinnitus comes from Latin meaning to ring or tinkle. 50 million Americans, or 15% of the population, suffer from this audiological and neurological issue. In simple terms it is a sound that no one else hears, like ringing in the ears. There are, in fact, additional sounds like buzzing, whooshing, hissing and clicking that a person with Tinnitus may experience.
When people think of hearing loss, they often believe it only affects seniors. But did you know that approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 suffer from some form of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
Depending on a combination of factors including the intensity, frequency and duration of a noise, sound has the capability to damage our hearing.