You Could Have an Increased Risk of Hearing Loss With These Chemicals

Most people know about the common causes of hearing loss, but certain chemicals can also lead to hearing loss which can be surprising. At risk groups include automotive workers, plastics, textiles, metal fabrication, and petroleum. Knowing what these hazardous chemicals are and what precautions you should take can help preserve your quality of life. Certain […]

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What’s a Safe Volume to Listen to Music on Your headphones?

Aiden enjoys music. He listens to Spotify while at work, switches to Pandora while jogging, and he has a playlist for everything: gaming, cooking, gym time, and everything else. Everything in his life has a soundtrack and it’s playing on his headphones. But the very thing that Aiden enjoys, the loud, immersive music, may be […]

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Hearing Loss in One Ear – Potential Causes

Hearing Loss in One Ear – Potential Causes

Let’s pretend you go to a rock show. You’re awesome, so you spend the entire night in the front row. It isn’t exactly hearing-healthy, but it’s fun, and the next day, you wake up with both ears ringing. (That’s not as fun.) But what if you wake up and can only hear out of one […]

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Noisy Summer Activities Require Ear Protection

Noisy Summer Activities Require Ear Protection

Some activities are just staples of summer: Outdoor concerts, fireworks shows, state fairs, air shows, and NASCAR races (look, if you like watching cars drive around in circles, no one’s going to judge you). The crowds, and the noise levels, are growing as more of these events are getting back to normal. And that can […]

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These 6 Behaviors Suggest You’re Dealing With Hearing Loss

You want to be courteous when you’re talking with friends. You want your clients, co-workers, and boss to recognize that you’re completely involved when you’re at work. With family, you might find it less difficult to just tune out the conversation and ask the person next to you to repeat what you missed, just a […]

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Does Hearing Loss Lead to Brain Atrophy?

Does Hearing Loss Lead to Brain Atrophy?

Hearing loss is commonly accepted as simply a normal part of the aging process: as we get older, we begin to hear things a little less clearly. Perhaps we begin to turn the volume up on the TV or keep asking our grandchildren to speak up when they’re talking to us, or maybe we begin […]

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How Can Hearing Loss Affect Driving Habits?

How Can Hearing Loss Affect Driving Habits?

Keep your eyes on the road. Obviously, it’s good advice, but it doesn’t say much about your other senses. As an example, consider how much work your ears are doing while driving. You’re using your ears to connect with other individuals in your vehicle, call your attention to important info appearing on your dashboard, and […]

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How do I Know if I’m Suffering From Hearing Loss?

Your last family dinner was disheartening. It wasn’t because of family drama (this time). No, the source of the stress was simple: it was loud, and you couldn’t hear a thing. So you didn’t get the details about Nancy’s promotion, and you didn’t have the ability to ask about Todd’s new dog. It was frustrating. […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Your ability to hear is valuable – once you lose it, the likelihood of getting it back in its natural form is not likely. But strangely, the general public tends to ignore hearing loss. In fact, permanent hearing loss impacts one out of eight people (nearly 30 million people) 12 and older in the United […]

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The First Signs of Age Related Hearing Loss

The First Signs of Age Related Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is well recognized to be a process that progresses gradually. That’s part of what can make it quite pernicious. Your hearing doesn’t get worse in big leaps but rather in tiny steps. And that can make the progressive decline in your ears challenging to keep track of, particularly if you aren’t looking for […]

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