When you think about factors in your life that cause stress, you might think of some of the obvious answers: your job, family responsibilities, or current events. However, did you know that hearing loss can cause stress too? Here is how hearing loss and stress are connected. The Connection between Hearing Loss and Stress Untreated… Continue reading Can Treating Hearing Loss Reduce Stress? You May Be Surprised By The Answer
What Is the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Anxiety?
If you suspect your hearing has gotten worse, or if you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be feeling anxious. Anxiety, which is a persistent heightened state of alert, is normal with any stressful situation, including those related to your health and wellbeing. However, when normal anxiety becomes long-lasting and invasive, it… Continue reading What Is the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Anxiety?
Getting Your Hearing Checked Can Improve Your Mood. Here’s Why.
For many people, your hearing is a part of your health that you take for granted—until you notice a problem. If you experience hearing loss or another issue with your hearing, such as tinnitus, you understand that hearing is an important part of your overall health. Your hearing plays into your well-being and quality of… Continue reading Getting Your Hearing Checked Can Improve Your Mood. Here’s Why.
What to Do If an Object Is Stuck in Your Ear
Have you ever had something stuck in your ear? Part of a cotton swab is probably the most common thing to get stuck in an ear. However, people have had bugs, beads, batteries, and other foreign objects stuck in their ears. In most cases, you will feel pain, discomfort, pressure, or itchiness in your ear… Continue reading What to Do If an Object Is Stuck in Your Ear
6 Ways to Prevent Your Hearing Loss from Getting Worse
Do you have hearing loss but haven’t sought treatment? Are you hoping it’s temporary and may resolve on its own? While hearing loss is often permanent, there are some ways you can help prevent your hearing loss from getting worse. Here are six simple tips for protecting your hearing, whether or not you already have… Continue reading 6 Ways to Prevent Your Hearing Loss from Getting Worse
Film Review of CODA by a CODA
Before watching CODA, I had to look up what the acronym CODA stood for: Child Of a Deaf Parent. The irony of looking up an identifier that applies to yourself was not lost on me. It’s so weird to learn about something that applies to you so late in life. However, because deaf people are… Continue reading Film Review of CODA by a CODA
Facemasks & the Challenges of Being Hearing Impaired
Restrictions and adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic are presenting challenges to everyone. But for those with hearing loss, those challenges include the ability to communicate effectively due to wearing masks or face coverings. That poses problems for about 60 million Americans who live with hearing loss, ranging from mild to severe, including deafness in… Continue reading Facemasks & the Challenges of Being Hearing Impaired
Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes is a chronic disease that alters how the body turns food into energy. Most food is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into the bloodstream. When blood sugar goes up, it signals the pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar… Continue reading Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Masks for people with hearing Loss
America continues to fight COVID-19, and the top weapons in this fight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are cloth face coverings. Be it a simple bandana fashioned to cover the nose and mouth, a non-medical mask, or a surgical grade model, the CDC says cloth face coverings may slow virus… Continue reading Masks for people with hearing Loss
Want To Hear Better In Almost Any Situation? Embrace Bluetooth!
Assisted Listening Devices that Seamlessly Interact with Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids Can Re-Open the World to Those with Hearing Loss People who address and overcome any degree of hearing loss are likely wearing hearing aids that are Bluetooth enabled. And wearing a Bluetooth-enabled device represents a quantum leap from hearing aids of the past. People who… Continue reading Want To Hear Better In Almost Any Situation? Embrace Bluetooth!