The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Lifestyle, Research

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

Take a moment to recall the last time you were part of a social activity. What are some of your memories? Not all social activities are happy and relaxing, but there’s one that that they tend to have in common: connection. When we engage in social activities we are reminded of the ways we are connected to those in our … Read More

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Research

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

If you suspect that your loved one is developing hearing loss, you have likely already heard one or a combination of these excuses for refusing to seek assistance. Often these excuses work in concert with one another, and the struggle to convince a family member or loved one can require logical cartwheels. Knowing some of the most common excuses can … Read More

Earbuds Can Damage Your Hearing

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

Earbuds Can Damage Your Hearing

Earbuds and headphones have become a common way we listen to music, our favorite podcasts, and watch videos. Though they are designed to make listening easier and more convenient, earbuds can harm your hearing health.  The ability to increase the volume on this device that is nestled so closely to your eardrum is what makes earbuds particularly dangerous. One of … Read More

How Can Hearing Loss Make You Really Tired?

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aids, Hearing Fatigue, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research

How Can Hearing Loss Make You Really Tired?

If you find yourself more tired than usual, it could be because of hearing loss. Impairment to hearing can happen to anyone and often happens very gradually. This means that changes to your ability to hear could be missed or overlooked. One of the many symptoms of hearing loss is fatigue. The sense of hearing is more than simply hearing … Read More

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

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

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

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

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

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

Hearing loss is commonly associated with aging and noise, but these two aren’t the only causes. The condition can also result from complications of pre-existing health conditions. The relationships between hearing loss and other chronic conditions have traditionally been ignored, but that is changing. One example of this is the current medical research from Korea and Taiwan, which both show a strong … Read More

FAQs about Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, FAQs, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research

FAQs about Hearing Loss

Despite hearing loss being one of the country’s most prominent chronic diseases, how to recognize and treat hearing loss is still commonly misunderstood. Taking a little time to learn about hearing health and understanding hearing loss can help you preserve your hearing throughout your life. We’ve heard your questions – and we’ve got some answers to clear up misinformation about … Read More

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, News, Research

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

Due to medical advancements and quality of life, Americans are living longer than ever before. And, our society is one in which we often remain autonomous and independent as long as possible. But adults 65 and older are at risk for falls, which can quickly change our independence into dependence, with limited activity, reduced mobility, loss of fitness and an … Read More