Brain Injury And Hearing Loss

The Connections Between Traumatic Brain Injury And Hearing Loss

Each year an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million people in the U.S. will suffer a traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While these injuries are primarily associated with high-impact sports such as football, hockey, and boxing, the truth is TBIs can affect anyone who receives a hard blow to the head.

Smoking and Hearing Loss

The Impact of Cigarette Use on Hearing Health

Hearing loss is a critical topic to talk about and consider as we age. Statistics have shown that 50% of people over the age of 60 have been diagnosed with some form of hearing loss. Hearing loss not only affects day-to-day life, but it can also be an indicator of the beginning of more severe issues such as cognitive decline and dementia.

Women With Hearing Loss

5 Amazing Women With Hearing Loss

In a world full of sound, suffering from hearing loss or being deaf can create tremendous obstacles in life that are not easily overcome. Despite the challenges, a few possess the drive and empowerment that uplifts the human spirit. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we would like to spotlight five amazing women with hearing loss who have conquered fear and risen above any idea of disability,

Marion Downs

Remembering Marion Downs, A Pioneer Audiologist for Hearing Health Innovations

Before women’s history month ends, we would like to pay tribute to Marion Downs, one of the women pioneers whose tireless works have enriched the lives of generations of people after them.

Marion Downs: A Pioneer for Hearing Health Innovations

Marion Downs was born on January 26, 1914, in Minnesota. She started her education at the University of Minnesota but paused in 1934 when she started her family.

Dangerous Ear Practices

Bad Habits That Affect Your Hearing

It’s a common understanding that our hearing is likely to diminish over the years as we age. However, people have many habits that may be doing their hearing more harm than good. We have listed some of the most dangerous ear practices to have that could negatively affect your hearing now and in the future.

Hearing Health Benefits of Coffee

The Hearing Health Benefits of Coffee

While the title of this article might seem dubious, it is, in fact, an actual result from a widespread in-depth study conducted by researchers analyzing the data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Today, in the U.S., coffee is still included in most physicians’ advice on what to cut back on. This study seems to validate what many nutritionists have advocated for,

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Understanding the Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

One of the most important yet neglected topics among diabetes patients is the connection between diabetes and hearing loss. Fortunately, current medical research is bringing up the topic as we learn more. Long-term studies have shown that patients with a history of diabetes are twice as likely to develop hearing issues. In comparison, prediabetic patients have been shown to have a 30% higher risk of hearing loss.

Resolutions for Your Hearing Health

New Year’s Resolutions For Better Hearing Health

With the beginning of a new year comes the tradition of the New Year’s resolution. Many people take this moment to make pledges to improve something in their lives for the following year. People’s resolutions can vary drastically from person to person and place to place; the practice is global and goes back thousands of years.

Keep Your Ears Warm

Why It’s Important To Keep Your Ears Warm This Winter

As the winter months approach, cold weather is bound to come with it. As temperatures drop, bundling up in warmer clothing is the only way to deal with frigid weather. Unfortunately, one of the most common parts that are neglected is the ears. It’s well known hot much body heat is lost through the top of the head.

Hearing Health Safety Tips

Hearing Health Safety Tips For New Year’s Celebrations

As the New Year gets closer to its annual appearance, preparations for parties, celebrations, and firework displays are in full swing. New Year’s Eve celebrations can vary from outdoor fireworks presentations to indoor parties that can last well past midnight; most of these events can be very loud and could damage your hearing. Taking a few moments to think and prepare can go a long way to protect your hearing without interfering with your celebration.