Month: June 2016

June 29, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

Boom! Did you hear that?  After hearing a very loud noise you may often experience a ringing in your ears. But just how loud does a noise have to be in order to really cause damage?  An infographic put together by a London-based air conditioning company does a great job of answering that question.   Refer…

June 27, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Did you know there is a “best way” when it comes to telling people about your hearing loss?  A recent article posted at hearinglikeme.com discussed research done at Massachusetts Eye and Ear to explore how hearing-impaired people informed others about their hearing loss. The research identified three types of disclosure: Basic disclosure:  Those who…

June 24, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

A lot of people love surprises. Getting a call from an old friend, having family stop by, etc.   However some surprises can be a little less exciting.  Recently ‘People Hearing Better’ posted an article about 5 surprising things that can cause hearing loss.  Most of us assume that hearing loss is related to aging or…

June 20, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  The 4th of July is just around the corner, and with it comes fantastic firework displays.  Whether you are planning on seeing a grand performance at the park or you have got a nifty little firework collection to set off with your family, it is important to remember safety when it comes to your…

June 17, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  People sometimes worry that treatment for their hearing loss will be expensive.  What they don’t realize is that not getting their hearing loss treated can potentially be much more expensive. According to a study by the Medical University of South Carolina and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Otolaryngology –…

June 13, 2016 CaptionCall 2 comments

  We have written before on how hearing loss can lead to additional stress on the brain and how this stress can  lead to multiple cognitive disorders.  Well, there is another compelling reason why making sure our hearing is at the top of its game. A study published by HealthAffairs.org shows that mental disorders are…

June 8, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Have you ever experienced muffled hearing?  (Wearing ear muffs or earplugs doesn’t count.)  Our friends over at everydayhearing.com ran an excellent article on possible causes of muffled hearing listing several possibilities including: Ear wax Asymmetric hearing loss Ear infection Eustachian Tube Dysfunction High-frequency hearing loss We recommend checking out the article for more detail…

June 6, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  The military and hearing loss have a long history together.  Constantly being around loud gunfire, heavy equipment, and explosions causes permanent damage to the inner ear. Putting in earplugs will protect a soldier from damaging noise; however, it won’t help with their auditory awareness or being able to hear quiet sounds such as someone…

June 3, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

I can just get my hearing checked later.  This seems to be the mindset for a lot of people when suddenly they have a change in how well they’re hearing. Unfortunately, many people feel like procrastinating treatment is fine in the long run.  However, this is not often the case.  EverydayHearing.com recently published an article…