Famous People with Hearing Issues to Help You Adjust to Hearing Aids

Published: May 6, 2014
Famous People With Hearing Issues
Whether you are 18 or 80 years old, losing your hearing can be devastating news: all of those nights playing your favorite albums a little too loudly have caught up with you, and the last thing you want is to change the way you’ve been living. Although adjusting to hearing aids—if they benefit your hearing loss—is hard, we’re here to... Read More

Balance and Hearing: the Vestibular System

Published: May 2, 2014
Balance and Hearing - The Vestibular System
What do you see, a rabbit or a duck? Just like an optical illusion isn’t always what you thought at first, issues with your ears aren’t always what they appear to be. If you’re having trouble balancing on one foot, for example, your ears—and not your limbs or nerves—may be the culprit.  But how do you know? The Link between... Read More

A Whole New World: Hearing for the First Time

Published: April 1, 2014
Hearing for the First Time
Life is full of milestones: major birthdays, learning to walk and drive, giving birth. While most of us have no trouble remembering these, we’re a little more hard-pressed to remember hearing our first sound. One woman, however, will have no trouble at all: meet Joanne Milne. Milne, at 40 years old, was able to hear for the first time this... Read More

A Perfect Partnership: Apple Hearing Aids

Published: March 25, 2014
Apple Hearing Aids
Your smartphone just got a little smarter Millions across the globe eagerly anticipate technology-giant Apple’s new releases, even going so far as to camp outside retailers just to get their hands on the latest device. While that isn’t anything new, what comes next is: Apple is now giving you a reason to do the same for your hearing aids. That’s... Read More

Hearing Loss and Helmets: Derrick Coleman

Published: January 29, 2014
For the majority of the population, all eyes will be on the 48th Super Bowl this Sunday as the Denver Broncos battle it out against the Seattle Seahawks.  Although the commercials themselves give anyone a good reason to watch, the media coverage of both teams prior to now are certainly another—the internet certainly covered Sherman’s outburst. But what about the... Read More

Obesity and Hearing Loss: A Surprising Link

Published: January 6, 2014
Obesity and Hearing Loss
Before you supersize your fries, you may want to reconsider: a study published last month by the American Journal of Medicine discovered a link between obesity and hearing loss. But the distance between your gut and your head seems quite a ways: how are the two possibly related? The study, which comprised of 68,000 women, measure physical activity, body mass... Read More

Music and How it Could Improve Your Hearing

Published: December 2, 2013
You’ve heard how music and headphones can contribute to losing your hearing, but what if it could also help improve it and positively impact other illnesses as well? While scientists can’t quite figure out exactly how our amazing brains are so affected by our favorite tunes, studies prove that music—whether it’s Katy Perry’s new single or a little Charlie Parker... Read More

Hearing Loss: There’s an App for That

Published: November 12, 2013
Hearing Loss There's an App for That
Hearing loss can be one of the most difficult challenges to face in life. Those with moderate or total hearing loss are sometimes left without basic amenities: for a long time, cell phones were essentially useless for deaf individuals, and the advantages they offered, such as mobile communication, safety and security, and quick information, were simply unavailable. The development and... Read More

Canine Companion: Are You Ready for a Hearing Dog?

Published: September 19, 2013
Canine Companion
When your world is silenced, it can be a crushing, debilitating blow: ordinary tasks at home suddenly become near impossible. You may think you’ll constantly need to be in the company of another, and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. But what if the company was that of something smaller, furrier, and friendlier than your average human being? Service dogs, or... Read More

Hearing Problems in Children

Published: August 12, 2013
Hearing Problems in Children
As a parent, you want to protect your child from harm. Some terrors are easy to spot and cure: monsters under the bed, scraped knees, illnesses. Others may not be so easy to identify, and hearing loss is one of them. That’s right—hearing problems aren’t just for the elderly. But then how do you battle a dragon if you aren’t... Read More