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

Surprising Links to Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

\Most of the time, hearing loss is caused by either prolonged exposure to excess noise (noise induced hearing loss), or natural aging (presbycusis), or a combination of both. While these two causes are certainly the most common, there are some other surprising factors that could be contributing to hearing loss in your own life. Understanding these surprising links and contributing … Read More

Tips for Better Communication with Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Uncategorized

TWe’ve all heard it touted, “Communication is key.” We understand that communication is important in our lives and important for our happiness. In fact, the largest and most comprehensive study of emotional well-being in history has discovered that the most imperative aspect of living a healthier and happier life is good, solid, relationships. The study began way back in 1938 … Read More

Tips to Minimize Tinnitus Symptoms for a Good Night’s Sleep

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Tinnitus

Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? Does tinnitus keep you up at night? We know the struggle of trying to sleep through tinnitus, so here are our best tips to help you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus, that annoying ringing or buzzing sound you hear in your ears, … Read More