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

Common Hearing Myths

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

In America nearly 40 million people have hearing loss. There’s a good chance that either you or someone in your family is struggling to hear, so you might think you know all there is to know about hearing loss. But how many of these common hearing myths did you think where true? Myth: I’d Know If I had Hearing Loss … Read More

Earwax May Be the Culprit of Hearing Loss among Assisted Living Residents

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

People in assisted living facilities can face a variety of challenges to their physical and mental well-being. Moreover, it can often be difficult to assess the needs of people in such facilities because their impediments make it difficult to communicate. Untreated hearing loss can play a large and oftentimes unsuspecting role in the wellbeing of people in assisted living facilities, … Read More

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Uncategorized

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that affects a growing and aging population in our nation and an estimated 50 million worldwide. In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has become an increasing concern due to its devastating effect on the ones we know and love. September marks a worldwide campaign to further inform and educate the public on the condition and empower … Read More

The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids        

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

The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids        

Figuring out the right hearing aid for your needs can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. To find the right hearing aid for your lifestyle, consider what the advantages of special features are, and whether you could make good use of them in your daily life. One of the features you may be asked to consider is Bluetooth. … Read More

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Age-related Hearing Loss, Research

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that our hearing changes as we age. In fact, because much hearing loss is noise induced and cumulative, it is the most pronounced hearing issue associated with aging. But our hearing changes in other ways as well. New Canadian research is showing that aging alters our ability to filter out background noise, making … Read More

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