November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November and its pumpkin spices, gorgeous colored leaves and holiday spirit are finally upon us. As we begin to cuddle up to our fires and make plans with our friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to take some time to also honor and acknowledge Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan named November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. … Read More

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus       

If you’re among the millions of Americans who experience tinnitus regularly, you know what a distraction is can be. A constant ringing, buzzing or hissing in your ear makes it hard to concentrate and stay focused, derailing your thoughts and provoking anxiety. Unfortunately, most tinnitus is caused by damage to the auditory system that can’t be undone. There are, however, … Read More

Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Will Help

Going out to eat is a great way to try new food and connect with friends and family over a wonderful meal. Restaurants, though, are notoriously difficult spots for those of us who use hearing aids or have untreated hearing loss. Restaurants are often full of the noise of happy diners in conversation, backed by bustling waiters and the clatter … Read More

Common Hearing Myths

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

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

Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids in 2018

Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Throughout the past few years, there has been an increased interest in rechargeable hearing aids. This makes perfect sense, especially considering all of the positive benefits of switching to rechargeable devices. Just like your phone or laptop, rechargeable hearing aids can be powered-up each night as you sleep, allowing you to enjoy an entire day of improved hearing without fussing … Read More

4 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

4 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is more common than you might think. In fact, it’s one of the top causes of death among older adults, along with cardiovascular disease and cancer. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and Alzheimer’s Disease International spends this month raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, as well as encouraging seniors to do the right thing for their brain. … Read More

Hearing Loss & Your Heart Health

Hearing Loss & Your Heart Health

Funny that you can’t spell “heart” without “ear” right? As research has found, the fate of our ears and our hearts may be just as tied together as their spelling. In study after study, poor cardiac health is linked to a higher incidence of hearing loss. In some cases, coronary disease is connected to a doubling a person’s risk for … Read More

Hearing Loss and Millennials

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Often, young people consider hearing loss as something they may have to confront as they age. Unfortunately, the reality is that hearing challenges can come up much earlier and permanent hearing loss is starting to skew much younger. Millennials, uniquely positioned amidst the past few decades of technological revolution and urban development are already starting to deal with the ramifications … Read More

New technology can help people with hearing loss better understand speech

New technology can help people with hearing loss better understand speech

While hearing technology has improved dramatically in the past several decades, some situations are special challenges. With healthy hearing, the auditory system has a complex, instantaneous ability to prioritize some sounds over others, making it easier to focus on single conversations or listen for specific sound cues. In contrast, noisy environments are still the biggest challenge for hearing aids to … Read More