Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss    

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss    

Hearing loss is incredibly common today – around 40% of Americans cope with some degree of hearing loss, or 2 out of every 5 people you know! Even though hearing loss is common, coming to terms with a hearing issue is seldom easy. Hearing issues can bring up intense feelings and have hidden impacts on your life. A great first … Read More

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss, Research

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

Hearing loss is commonly associated with aging and noise, but these two aren’t the only causes. The condition can also result from complications of pre-existing health conditions. The relationships between hearing loss and other chronic conditions have traditionally been ignored, but that is changing. One example of this is the current medical research from Korea and Taiwan, which both show a strong … Read More

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Health, wealth and happiness! We are always in pursuit and balance of these notions and rightly so. Let’s keep in mind that our health really lays the foundation for everything we need to pursue what is important in our lives. As we age and accumulate experience, friends, extended family members, and the financial security we work so hard to achieve, … Read More

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

When our hearing abilities decline, our relationship with the world changes, which impacts every part of our lives. Comorbidities are medical conditions related to each other or occur simultaneously. When we speak about hearing loss, we think of it as a solitary ailment and not as a possible symptom of other health issues we might have. This view must change, … Read More

How to Prevent Swimmers Ear

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Lifestyle

How to Prevent Swimmers Ear

The term “swimmer’s ear” encompasses types of ear infections caused by bacteria and is also known as otitis externa. Water that gets trapped in the ear becomes the best place for bacteria to proliferate and is the reason it is commonly called “swimmer’s ear”. However, if we are not careful, we can also get it by mistakenly scratching the lining … Read More

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss, Lifestyle

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

We can draw upon our own personal experiences as well as medical research to confirm the correlation between hearing health and the crucial role it plays in our sense of balance. If you are suffering from hearing loss then chances are pretty good that your balance is also affected. This in turn brings up the possibility of hearing aids being … Read More

Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Amplifiers

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aid Technology, Sound Advice

hearing aids and a hearing amplifier

The commonality between hearing aids and hearing amplifiers is that their purpose is to give us a richer, fuller hearing experience. The difference is that hearing amplifiers do not address the problems that the hearing impaired suffer from. The American Academy of Audiologists has expressed and addressed grave concerns with the unprescribed use of hearing amplifiers which people have access … Read More

Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

It is estimated that about 48 million Americans currently live with hearing loss. This includes 1 out of 5 teenagers and young adults, 1 out of 3 people aged 65-74 and half of adults 75 and older. While these 48 million people all live with hearing loss, the degree and presentation vary greatly from person to person. When you go … Read More

How to Properly Care for Your Hearing Aids

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aids

For most of us, hearing aids are quite an investment into our relationships, happiness, and overall quality of life. Because of this, as well as their small and intricate nature, it is important to understand how to properly care for and clean your hearing aids. Following these procedures can help you to increase the longevity and efficacy of your hearing … Read More

Better Speech and Hearing Month: The Importance of Healthy Hearing Throughout Life

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News

Even though our Atlanta weather is still a little unpredictable, there is something we can always count on in May. Each May, the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) hosts Better Speech and Hearing Month. The purpose of BSHM is to raise awareness about hearing and communication disorders, nationwide. BSHM also aims to help people recognize the powerful impact … Read More