Hard To Avoid: Preschool Teachers Suffering From Auditory Fatigue

According to a study recently conducted by the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden preschool teachers experience a higher rate of auditory fatigue than other women in other job groups, and more importantly, higher than a woman working in similar high noise occupational environments. Instances of hearing loss and tinnitus were …

Hearing Aid Fittings Aren’t One Size Fits All

When it comes to ears, we are all unique, so when it comes to hearing aid fittings, no two are the same.  This is especially true with small or distorted ear canals. Different adjustments for different hearing loss If you believe you have hearing loss, often the first step is having a hearing evaluation. During …

Celebrating Your Hearing Health With Chocolate This Fall

Fall is officially here, which means Halloween is right around the corner too. As the trick-or-treaters dream up their favorite costumes, households everywhere will be stocking up on candy. Children’s candy bags will be filled with all sorts of sweets, a good majority of which will be chocolate. Older siblings and parents alike will be …

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Mental Health

Hearing loss and aging seem to hand in hand. And with the baby boomer generation getting older, it seems hearing loss among the elderly is on the rise. But just because it is a naturally prevalent part of aging, becoming complacent about hearing health may be a dangerous proposition. Mental Health Consequences Anyone living with …

Hearing Health May Predict Academic Success

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school is here, and kids are heading off to new classes, old friends and plenty of learning. We make sure they have the supplies they need and prepare them as best we can with letters, numbers and plenty of sleep for academic success, but what about their hearing? Hearing …

Using Listening Activities To Acclimate To Hearing Aids

If you are new to wearing hearing aids, you will probably find them to be challenging to adjust to and awkward to wear. The uncomfortable sensation is normal. Thankfully, the more you wear your hearing aids, the more comfortable they will feel. Try wearing your hearing aids regularly because they will not help you if …

Your Job Might Cause Hearing Loss

Every day, our ears are exposed to a cacophony of sounds. Although many of these sounds are harmless, some of them pose serious risks to our hearing health. This risk increases if one works in particular professions which require consistent exposure to loud noises. When many of us consider what occupations might increase our risk …

Healthy Eating For Good Hearing Health

The diet we maintain and the exercise we get have a huge impact on our health. While there are a number of old adages reminding us to eat certain foods to help with certain ailments (think vitamin C for a cold) we often forget about the benefits that a proper diet can have for our …

What’s on the Horizon for Hearing Health

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead Hearing health is taking the spotlight as the number of those affected by hearing loss continues to grow. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss …

How to Protect Your Hearing at the Pool

Did you know there are 92 days in the summer season? That means three months of longer days, warmer nights and, usually, plenty of swimming to cool off on hot days. Especially for the kids. While your first thought to prepare may be to protect the skin by applying sunscreen, it’s also important not to …