From Mild to Profound: Understanding The Different Degrees of Hearing Loss

Whether you have acquired your hearing loss over time or were simply born with it, every member of the hard of hearing community has a unique degree of hearing loss that affects them in their own way. Though hearing loss is complex and unique to each person, the severity of your hearing loss can be …

How Untreated Hearing Loss Is Costing You More in Healthcare

For those in the deaf and hard of hearing community, hearing loss can be an expensive endeavor. With millions of Americans choosing to forgo hearing aids even though they can directly benefit, many are citing costs as the reason why. But penny-pinching when it comes to your hearing health may actually do more harm to …

Brain-Controlled Hearing Aids That Improve Speech Recognition in Loud Places Might Soon Become A Reality

Ever fantasize that you can control things with your mind? Sound like a sci-fi movie? Well, for hearing aid wearers, mind control might be the next big thing. Investigators from Columbia University in New York are developing a mind-controlled hearing aid. The team believes that this device can transform the ability of persons with hearing …

Five Common Places That Can Be Damaging To Your Hearing

According to the CDC, out of a growing population of 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, one in every four will be diagnosed with noise-induced hearing loss. With hearing aids, assistive listening devices in public places, and other treatment options, your quality of life can drastically improve, but preventative care is just as important …

Hearing Associates of Northern Virginia is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference …

What Is Hidden Hearing Loss?

Imagine the following scenario: You are in a rather noisy place—like a busy restaurant at peak dinnertime or a party packed with lots of people. You are with friends, enjoying a fun conversation. However, you notice that you are experiencing some difficulty clearly understanding what is being said. With all of the background noise, you’re …

Save Your Ears When Swimming

Warm weather and swimming go hand-in-hand. A cool and refreshing swimming pool, lake or ocean seem to call out to you when the temperature rises, and all offer a fun activity to enjoy on your own or with friends and family. Or you could be an avid swimmer because you love that type of exercise. …

Concussions and Their Effect on Your Brain and Your Hearing

The long-term effects of sports-related blows to the head fill the headlines often due to numerous professional football players receiving concussions during games. According to a statement from the CDC, over 1 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur each year, leading to hospitalizations. TBI is most common in males between the ages of …

How Hearing Loss Can Lead To Changes In Personality

Though usually understood as physical damage to one’s hearing due to age, illness, or injury, hearing loss has numerous effects on not only physical health, but mental health. For the 48 million American’s suffering from various degrees of hearing loss, unseen struggles can reduce heir quality of life, extending much further than skin deep. A …

What To Do With Used Hearing Aids And Batteries

Perhaps it is time to get rid of your hearing aids. Maybe you are considering an upgrade to a device with more features, or you now have a cochlear implant? No matter the reason, please do not merely throw the hearing aids away. It may be of use to a person who can’t afford hearing …