There’s an old saying that “Knowing is half the battle,” and that adage couldn’t be truer when it comes to your hearing and quality of life. Hearing loss affects more than your ability to communicate, so we’re sharing six reasons...
The Power of Better Hearing — Micah’s Story
Treating your hearing loss benefits your life in so many ways, from building stronger relationships to advancing your career to discovering your passions and making your dreams attainable. For people born with hearing loss, these achievements are a lifelong testament...
Musical Ear Syndrome
My Tinnitus Has a Melody — Is That Possible? You probably know someone who experiences tinnitus — a ringing, buzzing, pulsing, hissing, or humming with no external source. People often call it “ringing in the ears,” and it affects approximately 15% of the U.S. population, according to the American Tinnitus Association. But did you know […]Read More
How Better Hearing Impacts Mental Health
Question: I am seeing a therapist who recommends hearing testing for clients. Why would hearing affect my therapy sessions? Answer: Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss will have a negative impact on self-esteem and social interactions which can often result in depression and/or anxiety. Hearing loss may not be the main cause of your therapy, but it can […]Read More
It’s All Connected: Surprising Ways Your Health Affects Your Hearing
In honor of World Health Day on April 7, 2019, let’s take a look at some surprising ways your physical health can impact your hearing health. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, consider asking your physician or dentist about these other issues so you can keep on top of your overall health. Cardiovascular […]Read More
Easy Ways to Boost Heart Health
The human body is complex. So complex, in fact, that some things you read about it might seem downright far-fetched. For example, your heart health affects your hearing health. The Heart–Hearing Link That might sound a little squirrelly, but it’s...
Easy Ways to Boost Heart Health
The human body is complex. So complex, in fact, that some things you read about it might seem downright far-fetched. For example, your heart health affects your hearing health. The Heart–Hearing Link That might sound a little squirrelly, but it’s supported by more than six decades of research. How are they connected? Your inner […]Read More
No Bones About It: Osteoporosis May Nearly Double Risk of Sudden Hearing Loss
What does osteoporosis, a potentially debilitating disease affecting some 10 million Americans and 2 million Canadians, have in common with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and other selected conditions? It can go hand in hand with hearing loss. More specifically, at least one study links osteoporosis to a nearly doubled […]Read More
Are Balance Problems Related to Hearing Loss?
It’s common for people with hearing loss to have balance issues, and vice versa. This phenomenon might even affect you or a loved one. Do they occur together as a coincidence, or are hearing and balance actually related? It turns out the answer is, “It depends.” Let’s look at some basics first. The Inner […]Read More
Balance Disorder Basics
Awareness and Support Are Key Have you or a loved one had to cancel gatherings with friends or leave events early because of dizzy spells? Do others dismiss it with, “Everyone gets dizzy”? If only they could see what you...