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

Preventing Listening Fatigue with Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and Listening fatigue The daily grind of work and social life can take a toll on your well-being, but if you feel more tired than you think you should at the end of your day, you might consider scheduling a hearing evaluation, especially if you’re in good health otherwise. It’s possible that you could be experiencing hearing fatigue, … Read More

New CDC Study: 20% of People in Their 20s Experience Hearing Loss

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

A recent study shows that hearing loss is not limited to older generations. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) find that young people are affected in various ways and not always from work-related activity. Many contributing factors that could lead to disabling hearing loss are daily activities such as yard work, listening to music, and … Read More

Hearing Loss: A Global Issue

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Uncategorized

Recently, during World Health Day 2019, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. T. A. Ghebreyesus stated, “Although we have made enormous progress in recent years against some of the world’s leading causes of death and disease, we still have a lot of work to do to realize that vision. Today, half the world’s population cannot access essential health … Read More

Factors that Could Affect Hearing Aid Efficacy

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Uncategorized

As we get older, hearing loss might occur naturally in the form of presbycusis. One adult in five and more than half of all people over the age of 80 suffer from some degree of hearing loss. However, more than half of the hearing-impaired population are of working age and may experience other forms of hearing loss, such as noise-induced … Read More

Untreated hearing loss in the USA costs $133 billion each year

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Uncategorized

[Hearing loss impacts close to 48 million people in the U.S. alone. This number may be on the rise as the World Health Organization projects that globally, 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe personal audio devices like smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound in extremely noisy environments. But not … Read More

Addressing Hearing Loss in Older Adults

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

[In the U.S. alone, 48 million people struggle with hearing loss. Although hearing loss can impact anyone of all ages, it is most prevalent among seniors. 24% of seniors between the ages of 65 and 74 live with hearing loss. That number jumps up to close to 50% in those aged 75 and up. Hearing loss is one of the … Read More

On March 3, Celebrate World Hearing Day by Checking Your Hearing!

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

All About World Hearing Day The Who World Hearing Day is hosted and promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Organization is a specialized agency with the United Nations that is concerned with public health issues on an international scale. The What World Hearing Day is a time that promotes education and advocacy around issues concerning ear … Read More