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

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

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

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

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

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Treatment, Tips & Tricks

We’re all concerned about our overall health, go to the doctor for annual physicals, and carefully monitor ourselves for any signs of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer. We even get regular vision exams, and wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without our reading glasses. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the same approach to their hearing health, and … Read More