Why Do We Lose Our Hearing as We Get Older?

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a … Continued


Why Your Hearing Loss Might Make You Feel Isolated

You know you’re having some problems hearing.  Your friends and family members seem to point out what you’re missing or how often they have to repeat information every day now.  But are you aware of exactly how that might be impacting you on a daily basis? CONSEQUENCES OF UNTREATED HEARING LOSS Untreated hearing loss can … Continued


Should Hearing Aids be Worn Every Day?

“Should I wear my hearing aids every day?” is a question we’re asked many times.  Our patients will often equate their hearing aids to reading glasses.  They will tell us that, “I only wear my reading glasses when I know I’ll need them, can’t I do the same thing with my hearing aids?” ADJUSTING TO … Continued


Eating Fish Can Prevent Hearing Loss?

Approximately 36 million people in the United States have hearing loss. The causes of hearing loss can be divided into two broad categories, congenital hearing loss and acquired hearing loss Congenital hearing loss is defined as hearing loss present at or acquired soon after birth. Acquired deafness is defined as the loss of hearing that occurs … Continued


It Might be Time to Get Your Hearing Checked.

First of all it’s never a bad idea to get your hearing checked even if you don’t think you’re having any problems hearing.  A baseline assessment of your hearing can always be used as a comparison years from now when you’re sure you have a problem. But back to the original question, “Is it time … Continued


Help for Hearing Loss Caused by Sudden Loud Sounds

If you have ever been exposed to a sudden loud sound that caused your ears to ring and everything sounded muffled for a little bit then consider yourself lucky.  If that sound had been a little bit louder it might have caused changes to your ability to hear that would have been permanent and irreversible. … Continued


How to Help a New Hearing Aid User

The day has finally come.  Your spouse, mom, dad, brother, sister or friend has finally decided to do something about their hearing loss.  They’ll be coming home soon with their new hearing aids and you want to make sure you do everything you can to help them transition as seamlessly as possible into the hearing … Continued


Can My Quality of Life be Improved With Hearing Aids?

Quality of life is a subjective measure of happiness that is an important component of many financial decisions. Factors that play a role in quality of life vary according to personal preferences, but they often include financial security, job satisfaction, family life, health and safety. Financial decisions usually involve a tradeoff where quality of life … Continued


If He Hears Me, Why Doesn’t He Understand Me?

Hearing and understanding are two sides of the same coin.  It’s quite possible to hear everything someone says but at the same time understand nothing they said.  For example, listen to someone speaking in a foreign language. If I were to ask you if you could hear him or her you would say yes.  If … Continued