The Real Cost of Hearing Loss

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

The Real Cost of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is often associated with frequent doctor’s visits, health insurance paperwork, and expensive equipment. What we may not immediately think about are the social and emotional tolls, mental health, or anxiety and depression. Neglecting hearing loss is costly and often has detrimental effects on other facets of your overall health. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical … Read More

Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aid Maintenance, Hearing Aids, Tips & Tricks

Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

Maintenance is the key to keeping your hearing aids working at their very best for you. Why is it so important? You have decided to invest in hearing implements to help elevate the quality of your life. Your decision to educate yourself and go through what can be a complicated process to nourish your hearing experiences lends itself to maintaining … Read More

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

We can talk ourselves into pretty much anything! The challenge is to use that ability to better ourselves and our health. Hearing aids used to carry a stigma, cumbersome in design and worn by only the elderly. Today, however, with a combination of technology, design, demand and hearing health becoming a national public health priority, things have changed substantially. Many … Read More

Staying Independent As You Age Involves Treating Your Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

Are you afraid of getting old? Do you think that admitting you’re struggling to hear might make you seem older than you are? A sure way to maintain your independence as you age is to treat your hearing loss, and rather than ignoring your hearing, you should choose to treat your hearing loss as soon as possible. You’ll stay younger, … Read More

Acknowledging the Realities of Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Acknowledging the Realities of Hearing Loss

Unlike heartburn or reduced vision, hearing loss is just one of those diagnoses people have difficulty acknowledging and accepting. On average, Americans wait an average of seven to ten years from the time they first notice changes in their hearing to the time they complete a hearing assessment. And the denial doesn’t always vanish once a person has been screened … Read More

A Healthy Diet May Support Better Hearing

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

A Healthy Diet May Support Better Hearing

Hearing loss affects a huge number of Americans, easily ranking among the top public health concerns in the country. Most hearing loss is irreversible, though some is preventable. Noise-induced hearing loss, for instance, can be mitigated by using healthy hearing strategies, such as steering clear of dangerously noisy situations, and wearing ear protection. The leading cause of hearing loss aging … Read More

Advocating for Your Hard of Hearing Friends & Loved Ones

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Advocating for Your Hard of Hearing Friends & Loved Ones

We’ve all been party to a difficult experience another person is having, leaving us with the question of whether or not to intervene. It’s human nature to want to step in and lend a hand, but that’s not always the route that benefits the person in question. If you have a friend or loved one who with hearing loss, there … Read More

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Research

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

Whether you are getting ear impressions or other listening technologies. There couldn’t be a better time to be shopping for hearing aids. Today’s market marries both technology and design resulting in sophisticated products throughout the spectrum. And there’s no shortage of options, either. In fact, it can be difficult to navigate your way through such a dense marketplace to find … Read More