Do You Need Hearing Aids?

Published: July 15, 2013
Do you need hearing aids
Approximately 36 million individuals suffer from hearing loss in the United States. A loss of hearing can certainly cause problems with communication – but it can also lead to emotional health issues, like depression or anxiety. If people have trouble seeing, they get glasses to correct the problem; the same attitude should be taken towards correcting your hearing. Before you... Read More

Hearing What You Want to Hear? When It’s Selective Hearing

Published: June 17, 2013
Selective Hearing
There are few things more irritating than having someone not listening to you: whether it’s your child choosing to continue their game of tag over listening or your spouse interpreting your request to take out the trash as putting the dog out, you simply aren’t being heard. Often times, selective hearing, or choosing what they hear and listen to over... Read More

Hearing Loss Due to Noise Decibel Levels Infographic

Published: May 28, 2013
Hearing Loss Due to Noise Decibel Levels
Did you know that noise is the leading cause of hearing loss? We have compiled an infographic with information on the loudest everyday noises, those with the biggest potential to cause hearing damage. Sound pressure levels are measured in a unit called the Decibel, or dB. The human ear begins to sense pain at about 120 decibels. Most rock concerts... Read More

Protecting Your Ears

Published: May 8, 2013
Protecting Your Ears
The sound of birds, your favorite song on repeat, even the eardrum-shattering volume at the movie theater…it’s easy to forget just how much hearing impacts our daily lives. That mean it can also be easy to take good hearing for granted: hearing loss can have devastating effects on a person’s social life, not to mention other areas of life. You... Read More

Living with Tinnitus

Published: April 26, 2013
Living With Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a common condition - but we still don't have all the facts. Here's what we do know. What is Tinnitus? Imagine getting to listen to music all the time. If you're a big music fan, that can almost sound like a treat. But what if you were hearing a not-so-musical sound, constantly, without any choice of whether or... Read More

Do You Have Hereditary Hearing Loss?

Published: April 1, 2013
Do you have hereditary hearing loss
According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 17 percent of American adults have some degree of hearing loss. Although many people lose their hearing due to environmental factors such as loud noises or infectious illnesses, others have a genetic defect that causes the loss. Hereditary hearing loss might be evident at birth, or it may... Read More

Understanding Balance Disorder: Root Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Published: March 8, 2013
Understanding Balance Disorder
Balance disorders affect more people than you might think: different degrees of this affliction manifest themselves more prominently in some people than in others. In short, a balance disorder is a condition that makes a person feel unsteady or dizzy, with feelings that range from moving to spinning to floating, despite the fact that they are standing still or lying... Read More