Life can be hectic and overwhelming which can make you feel exhausted. But it shouldn’t happen on a regular basis. If you feel tired often at the end of the day and your medical checkup comes back clean, you might consider making an appointment with a hearing health professional. It’s possible you’re suffering from listening… Continue reading Sick and Tired of Listening?
While MythBusters likely won’t be getting involved with this one, hearing health professionals are able to lay to rest some questions about myth vs. fact for their audience of people needing hearing aids Myth: Hearing loss is something that happens to older people. Fact: Approximately one out of every five people over the age of… Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Hearing Aids
Most people focus on the bigger picture. Do I have enough health and life insurance coverage? What will happen if I have an accident and break a leg or arm? Does my genetic history mean I’ll have heart troubles? Will I get hit by a bus because I was texting and walking? For the general… Continue reading Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss
With the help of small, freshwater zebrafish, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have recently discovered that the otoferlin protein in congenitally deaf people has a mutation that causes profound deafness. They’ve also uncovered proof that this protein alters the growth and wiring of neurons that are vitally important to the central nervous system. The… Continue reading Can Zebrafish Research Help Rewire the Brain of the Congenitally Deaf?
According to a pioneering study conducted by the Oregon State University College of Science, small freshwater zebrafish have highlighted how the brain of humans who are congenitally deaf will rewire itself and affect how they learn. This is the first step in analyzing congenital deafness further than just the sensory hair cells inside the ear.… Continue reading How Zebrafish are Explaining How Brain Rewiring Occurs in the Profoundly Congenitally Deaf
Childhood can be a magical time of learning and growing, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Think back to being a child. Playing with friends, going to school, all the things that you did. The feelings you felt. Now imagine for a minute that you had hearing loss as a child. How would that… Continue reading Could Hearing Loss Increase Delinquency?
Hearing loss is more common than ever before. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, including children, and that by 2050 over 900 million people will have it. Those are big numbers. Many still view hearing loss as a minor inconvenience. Still experts are now raising the… Continue reading 7 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss
Although the purpose they serve may seem similar, hearing amplifiers and hearing aids are two different devices. Yes, both can improve one’s ability to hear. However, hearing aids have a design tailored for people with hearing impairments and hearing amplifiers do not. The media tempts us to purchase hearing amplifiers while overlooking key differences that… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids?
We all have responsibilities throughout our day that may leave us needing a nap by 5pm. Whether at work, running errands, or participating in social activities, life can be exhausting. But for those with hearing loss, day to day activities can be even more tiring than they would be for those with healthy hearing. This… Continue reading What is Listening Fatigue? (And How To Overcome It!)
When we think about the causes of hearing loss, we often think of common causes like aging or noise-induced hearing loss. A variety of conditions, injuries, and occurrences can lead to hearing loss, but some are very rare. While rare, they do occur and are a reality for some people. Here are four of the… Continue reading 4 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss