Category: My Hearing Health

Posts that discuss hearing heath care and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

May 24, 2017

  WebMD recently conducted a survey to find out if hearing aids really helped a person’s quality of life, and the results were pretty conclusive. Hearing aids definitely make a difference!   The study was commissioned by Starkey and the results can be found on their blog: http://www.starkey.com/blog/2017/05/WebMD-confirms-benefits-of-hearing-aids   Survey results show that Hearing aid…

May 19, 2017

  We were surprised to learn that some researchers are looking at flies (the insect) to help develop better hearing aids. According to a study from the University of Toronto, a fly known as Ormia ochracea has an amazing sense of directional hearing.   “These flies have highly specialized ears that provide the most acute…

May 17, 2017

  It’s tough, in the heat of the moment, to determine if a sound really is loud enough to harm your hearing. The safe approach is to always have hearing protection on hand just in case you need it.   The Better Hearing Institute has a great noise “thermometer” to help you gage if something…

May 15, 2017

  Do you have clients with poor sleep habits or who struggle with insomnia?  The mind plays an important role when it comes to hearing.  Not getting enough sleep causes mental exhaustion which, in turn, results in the minds inability to focus on sound properly.   Mental exhaustion isn’t the only problem though. Lack of…

May 12, 2017

    Has your hearing had a sudden change in the last day or so? You may have sudden sensorineural hearing loss. What does that mean and what do you need to do? First and foremost, you need to treat this as a medical emergency and get in with your ENT or audiologist immediately. ‘Everydayhearing.com’…

May 10, 2017

  Are you exposed to regular loud noises?  According to a recent study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, you probably are.  Their research shows that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud noises between home and work. What was concerning was that they also found that 38 percent of people who were regularly exposed to…

April 28, 2017

  Growing up with hearing loss was a mixture of positive and negative experiences that ultimately motivated me to pursue a career in pediatric audiology. While my hearing loss challenges me daily, it also has served as a source of motivation, pride, and knowledge which has helped me throughout my studies as an Au.D. student….

April 26, 2017

  CaptionCall is excited to announce video 2 in the Eddy the Ear series. Eddy gets personal as he talks about how the ear works in his own unique and entertaining way. He also touches on the different types of hearing loss.  

April 23, 2017

  Got questions about your audiogram?  We recommend you consult your hearing specialist.  In the meantime, New England Hearing has a fantastic guide on how to read and understand your audiogram.   http://www.newenglandhearing.com/blog/bid/134027/Reading-Your-Audiogram   If you don’t have an audiogram and you have been struggling to hear in certain settings, now is the time to…

April 21, 2017

  Planning to learn an instrument?  That’s fantastic!  Learning to play an instrument is healthy for the brain and can be a fun hobby.  However it is important to remember to protect your hearing.  Whether practicing a drum solo in the garage or brushing up on the violin, hearing loss can be a real problem…