Blog Posts tagged with: Prevention

When Should You Have a Hearing Test?

Most people have their eyes tested every two years, their teeth checked every 6-12 months, and a checkup with their family doctor at least once a year. Unfortunately, many people are not in the habit of having their ears checked by an audiologist as often as they should. For some, this is because they are … Continue reading 

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Not only does January mark the start of a new year, but January is also Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – a month to promote the understanding and awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Because this group of diseases largely affects older adults, it is important to consider the many age-related factors, such as … Continue reading 

Protect Your Hearing from Noise Damage

Have you ever gone home from a loud concert and felt you had trouble hearing for a few hours or noticed some ringing in your ear? If so, you likely experienced a temporary threshold shift – a brief reduction in hearing sensitivity resulting from loud noise exposure. Over time, noise damage can add up and … Continue reading 

Your Health, Your Ears

We often hear about common health issues and how each one relates to another (think heart disease, diabetes, obesity). What we don’t often hear is how these health problems relate to your hearing. Here are some little known facts about how your overall health and your hearing affect each other. Diet: Research out of the … Continue reading 

How Hearing Loss Differs from Vision Loss

Despite the fact that people often think hearing loss and vision loss are very similar, these types of changes to our senses are actually quite different, particularly in terms of correcting for them. Often when vision loss is addressed, the end result is referred to as “corrected to normal.” For those with hearing loss, the … Continue reading 

Five Risk Factors for Hearing Loss

When we think about people with hearing loss, we often think of two groups – older adults and people who have been exposed to very loud and damaging sounds. What often gets overlooked is the effect overall health can have on hearing in the general population. Here are five factors that we know can impact … Continue reading 

May is Better Hearing Month

If you have never had your hearing tested before, do it this month for Better Hearing Month. People neglect their hearing even though it’s one of our most important senses. Hearing connects us with our friends, our family and our world. If an individual does not have a hearing loss, they will not think to … Continue reading 

Could you be at risk for hearing loss?

There are a number of different risk factors for hearing loss that are not often discussed. Several common health conditions are known to have increased risk of hearing loss associated with them and include diabetes, smoking and heart disease. Individuals living with diabetes are twice as likely to develop hearing loss then those without diabetes. … Continue reading 

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible disease that affects the brains nerve cells which results in memory loss, behavioral changes and impaired language and thinking. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of Dementia; it impacts everyone very differently. It is hard to predict what symptoms will be present and how quickly they will … Continue reading 

Getting back to a Routine

As the cool weather of autumn begins it often triggers us to get back in to a routine! With this we start taking better care of ourselves by returning to the gym, eating healthy and following up with all of our health care providers. We are often proactive about our teeth and eyes, but not … Continue reading