Admitting that hearing loss has set in can be difficult, especially with the social stigma surrounding those who are hard of hearing. As with any change, coming to terms with hearing loss takes time, and for many, the first stage in that process is denial. Many people go to lengths to convince themselves they don’t need treatment for their hearing loss, and others may not even realize they’ve lost their hearing at all. It can be difficult to know how to talk to someone about hearing loss, but there are ways to approach the subject to help them understand that treatment will lead to a better long-term quality of life.
When hearing starts to decline, wearing a hearing aid may seem daunting and inconvenient. In reality, wearing hearing aids makes quality of life better. According to the American Association of Audiology, those with hearing loss that wear hearing aids experience a better quality of life than those..
While exposure to a sound of 120 db or more can cause instant damage, noise-related hearing loss often comes from a lifetime of exposure to loud noises. However, preventing hearing loss is possible by following a few easy-to-remember guidelines.
It’s that sound you hear that has no external source. It’s a buzzing, ringing, whirring, howling, hissing, or some other sound in your ears. In other words, it’s tinnitus. Tinnitus can be extremely distracting and can cause poor concentration, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and irritability, especia
One of the major concerns many people have when buying hearing aids is if they start wearing hearing aids, their hearing loss will get worse. You might hear stories of people who wear hearing aids and, after a few weeks of doing so, they seem to have a harder time hearing without their hearing aids
If you’ve never been to an audiologist before, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive about going or unsure about what will happen. This is completely normal. However, it is much easier to calm these feelings if you have some information on what to expect when you go to your audiology appointment.
Hearing aids are an investment in your quality of life and in your future, so you want them to work for as long as possible. That’s why proper hearing aid maintenance and care is so important. The better care you take of your hearing aids, the longer they will remain in proper working order.
Tinnitus is a sensorineural condition within your hearing pathway that triggers a sound that you hear, but has no external source. When your ear or auditory nerves are damaged, your brain sometimes compensates for the lack of sounds from the outside world by making its auditory system more active
This weekend, when the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, people in the NRG Stadium, at their local sports bars, at parties with friends and at home in front of their TVs will be cheering in excitement. There’s the sonic boom of the jets as they fly over […]
Year in and year out, people make the same resolutions. Lose weight, exercise more, eat more whole grains and fresh vegetables and less fat, carbs and junk food. And every year they fail. What about making a different kind of resolution this year? One that will be easier to keep and will have a posi