Veterans and Hearing Loss

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Veterans of the armed forces return from service with a wide range of needs. Whether in active duty or other types of service, physical hardships and combat training can lead to a range of physical, mental, and emotional effects upon return. Some of these go away with...
Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

The sounding world is full of enriching experiences that fill us with joy, pleasure, and connection. However, some of the sounds that fill our lives can also pose a risk to hearing ability. If we are exposed to sound at too loud a volume for too long a time, we can...
Hearing Loss Increases Mental Effort

Hearing Loss Increases Mental Effort

Katherine Bouton, in her book “Shouting Won’t Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans–Can’t Hear You” observes “It’s exhausting to work so hard to hear.  It takes a toll on your cognitive ability.  But the longer I live and hear with my devices, the more...
Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Of the two most common types of hearing loss—age-related hearing loss and noise-induced hearing loss—preventative measures can make a huge difference in only one of them. Unfortunately, nearly everyone who makes it beyond the age of 80 will have some form of...
Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is not just an ear issue but a communication issue, which impacts relationships, mood and physical health. In addition to risks to health, people living with hearing loss are more likely to suffer falls, accidents and hospitalization. This is why it is...

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