Is Personality Impacted by Hearing Loss?

In a study supported by the National Institute of Health and published in, Journal of Personality it was determined that hearing loss among older adults leaves a deep impact on their personality. The researchers studied 400 people in the age group of 80-98 over a period of six years. The team investigated a change in two personality … Continued


The Dangers of Too Much Noise

Exposure to noise from the workplace and noise-induced hearing loss can be dangerous to your health according to a recent study.  Researcher’s found that workers regularly exposed to noise levels of 100 decibels had more than double the risk of being hospitalized for a workplace injury. Lead researcher, Serge-Andre Girard said that, “exposure to high … Continued


Measles and Hearing Loss

There are two different types of measles (rubella and rubeola).  Rubella also know as “German Measles” is generally a mild, three-day infection that has the potential to cause birth defects in babies born to mothers who are infected with it during pregnancy. Rubeola typically referred to as just “measles” is a more serious disease and … Continued


Is Your Hearing Tied to Your Quality of Life?

If you have a hearing loss and are struggling with the idea of wearing a hearing aid or have been told by friends and family for years that you can’t hear and should be doing something about your hearing loss, then this article is for you. Please consider the following. Your hearing is not like … Continued


Is Someone Ever Too Old to Wear a Hearing Aid?

We get this question a lot and the answer is always the same. No, you are not “too old” to wear a hearing aid. The opposite also holds true, you’re never “too young” to wear a hearing aid either.  Whether or not you wear hearing aids should be based on whether or not you have … Continued


What does Spring Mean to Your Ears?

Winter is winding down and spring is on its way.  Unfortunately for allergy sufferers that isn’t always good news.  Spring for many allergy sufferers can be a dreadful time of the year.  Allergies are defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact. Some … Continued


Depression in Women With Hearing Loss

According to a recent study hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70. In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 percent … Continued


Why Hearing Protection is Important

When you don’t protect your ears from the ravages of sounds that are too loud you can cause hearing loss.  Hearing loss caused as a result of exposure to loud sounds is called a noise-induced hearing loss or NIHL.  NIHL can be immediate or it can take a long time to be noticeable. It can … Continued


Hearing Aid Troubleshooting Tips

Hearing aids require care to ensure that they work properly.  If you notice a problem, here are a few tips on how to troubleshoot problems with your hearing aid. THE HEARING AID APPEARS TO BE DEAD OR WEAK Reason #1 Cause: Dead, weak, or wrong type of battery. Test: Substitute new battery. Remedy: Battery replaced. … Continued


Can a Hearing Aid Make My Hearing Worse?

We’ll just get straight to the point.  No, a properly fit hearing aid will not make your hearing worse.  The key to the answer lies in the phrase “properly fit”.  There are several steps involved in ensuring that a hearing aid is fit properly. STEP 1 THE HEARING TEST AND PATIENT HISTORY STAGE Gathering information … Continued