High Frequency Hearing Loss is Common Among Older People

High Frequency Hearing Loss is Common Among Older People    

Aging is a common cause of hearing loss. In fact, half of all adults who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss. Age related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis, is the third most common health issue that older adults experience. Though it is pervasive, hearing loss among older adults remains undertreated. It is estimated that only one third …

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer's Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

Did you know that September marks World Alzheimer’s Month? This global initiative raises awareness about dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Disease International, an estimated 55 million people live with dementia worldwide. This is expected to significantly increase, reaching 139 million people by 2050.   Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of medical conditions marked by cognitive decline. …

Tips for Discussing Hearing Loss with Your Loved One

Tips for Discussing Hearing Loss with Your Loved One

Signs you may have noticed The medical term for age-related hearing loss is presbycusis. Because this type of hearing loss is usually slow and gradual over time it often goes unnoticed until it starts to disrupt daily life. There are a number of signs you might notice with your loved one before they notice it themselves. Your loved one may …

With Live Music Returning, Remember to Protect Your Hearing!

With Live Music Returning, Remember to Protect Your Hearing! 

With more concerts and live music coming back, you may have plans to attend a show. While this is exciting, it is important to practice the necessary safety measures to protect your hearing health. Live music is a common source of loud noise exposure which can contribute to hearing loss. One time or consistent absorption of loud noise can contribute …

A Link Between Migraines, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

A Link Between Migraines, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

Nearly 30 million people experience migraine, a neurological condition that impacts the brain or nerves. Migraine is not just a bad headache but recurring headaches and other symptoms that can last days. This can disrupt daily life in a variety of ways – disrupting sleep, ability to complete tasks, concentrate etc. Migraine can also impact health by increasing health risks. …

Study on Dreams in People with Hearing Impairments

Study on Dreams in People with Hearing Impairments

Do you remember your dreams? Some people can recount their vivid dreams while others don’t remember what they dreamt about at all. Everyone dreams throughout their sleep but the majority of people (an estimated 95%) do not remember their dreams when they wake. Though much about dreams remains mysterious, experts suggest that various factors can impact what we dream about …

New Studies on Hearing Loss and Dementia

New Studies on Hearing Loss and Dementia

Hearing loss can take a toll on health in significant ways. Hearing loss strains communication which is a key way we navigate daily life. This often impacts relationships, contributes to social withdrawal, and increases health risks. Extensive studies show that hearing loss also increases the risk of cognitive decline and developing conditions like dementia.  Dementia includes several conditions that progressively …

Challenges with Hearing Speech in Noise – an Early Sign of Dementia?

Is it challenging for you to hear in environments with background noise? Do you find yourself asking others to repeat themselves when you’re in restaurants or at parties? These are signs of hearing loss, a chronic medical condition that impacts over 48 million people. Experiencing difficulties with hearing speech in settings with noise is a symptom of impaired hearing. Recent …

Watching for Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Watching for Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be tough to identify because it usually occurs gradually. This means that people may not notice changes to their hearing health for quite some time. Because hearing loss can remain overlooked there is often a delay in treatment. It takes an average of 7 years for people to seek treatment for hearing loss from the time they …

Study Shows Link Between COVID-19, Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

As people continue to experience COVID-19, more research reveals its longer lasting impact on health. Studies show that hearing loss as well as tinnitus can be symptoms of long COVID which refers to symptoms that are experienced after the infection has cleared. Earlier studies evaluating COVID-19 symptoms highlighted its potential impact on the audio-vestibular system – the sensory systems for …