How to Help a New Hearing Aid User

The day has finally come.  Your spouse, mom, dad, brother, sister or friend has finally decided to do something about their hearing loss.  They’ll be coming home soon with their new hearing aids and you want to make sure you do everything you can to help them transition as seamlessly as possible into the hearing … Continued


Can My Quality of Life be Improved With Hearing Aids?

Quality of life is a subjective measure of happiness that is an important component of many financial decisions. Factors that play a role in quality of life vary according to personal preferences, but they often include financial security, job satisfaction, family life, health and safety. Financial decisions usually involve a tradeoff where quality of life … Continued


If He Hears Me, Why Doesn’t He Understand Me?

Hearing and understanding are two sides of the same coin.  It’s quite possible to hear everything someone says but at the same time understand nothing they said.  For example, listen to someone speaking in a foreign language. If I were to ask you if you could hear him or her you would say yes.  If … Continued


Could Your Hearing Loss be Connected to Golfing?

Your golf game might be causing a problem with your hearing.  Fortunately, the actual game of golf is not the culprit.  The problem lies with the improvements golf clubs used by many to achieve longer drives. Today’s golf clubs are made to produce a whip-like action. The whip-like action speeds up the club head as … Continued


Could My Stroke Have Caused My Hearing Loss?

If you or someone you know has had a stroke and they’re struggling to understand what’s being said; it just might be because the stroke has impaired their ability to hear. What is a stroke? Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This damages or destroys parts of the brain. THERE … Continued


Is there a connection between menopause and hearing loss?

Women entering the menopausal years can feel like everything is changing all at once including their ability to hear.  But is there a connection between a decline in your ability to hear and menopause?  It turns out that the answer, according to a study out of Sweden is yes, menopause can cause hearing loss. Estrogen … Continued


Are Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss Connected?

There are many diseases that report hearing loss as a symptom of the disease.  Multiple sclerosis is one of those disorders.  The Mayo Clinic defines multiple sclerosis as “a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the … Continued


Is There a Link Between High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss?

If you or someone you know suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), you should know that it could lead to more problems than you might realize. A recent study demonstrated a significant association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and hearing loss. High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss A total of 274 patients between the ages of 45 … Continued


Are There Different Levels of Hearing Loss?

Are there different degrees of hearing loss?  The easy answer is yes there are different degrees of hearing loss.  What is harder for most people to understand is the impact this has on exactly what someone does or doesn’t hear.  We hear this story (or some version of this story) quite often. “When I sit … Continued