Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered what causes hearing loss? Most people assume that hearing loss is caused by exposure to loud noises at work, or by the normal aging process. While it’s true that noise exposure and age are common causes of hearing loss, there are a few strange causes of hearing loss you might not know about. Airbags Airbags are …

A New App Makes Broadway Accessible for People with Hearing Loss

A New App Makes Broadway Accessible for People with Hearing Loss

About 20% of Americans report some degree of hearing loss, which is around 48 million people. That’s a huge population that might be missing out on Broadway’s legendary performances just because theater culture was built for people with healthy hearing. The GalaPro app is not the only accessibility solution out there. If you haven’t already connected with a support group …

Court-Officer Candidate who Lost out on Job Over Hearing Wins Suit

Court-Officer Candidate who Lost out on Job Over Hearing Wins Suit

Jakob Zaic is a New York based, Polish to English court translator who was recently denied the opportunity to serve as a court officer because he failed to pass a hearing assessment. After being disqualified, Zaic did not give up. He brought the case in front of the state Division of Human Rights – and won. According to official Division …

Great Things to Hear in New York This Valentine's Day

Great Things to Hear in New York This Valentine’s Day

Want to hit the town this month? February’s calendar is a flurry of activity with plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here’s a peak at some great New York happenings to bring your sweetheart and your ears to this February. New Amsterdam Theater 214 West 42nd Street, New York City Various dates and times throughout February In the tradition …

Musicians Face the Risk of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Musicians Face the Risk of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

When we think of musicians with hearing loss, the most common figure that comes to mind is Beethoven. Known for his temper and passion for his art, we have legendary images of Beethoven chopping off the legs of his piano and place his ear to the ground to “hear” the vibrations of the keys. There’s also the story of Beethoven …

Noise May be the Next Great Public Health Crisis

Noise May be the Next Great Public Health Crisis

When we think about noise, we often think about our grandchildren running and playing around the house, our nephew learning how to play the drums, or our favorite jazz record. While we all have some pleasant and some not-so-pleasant thoughts when we think about noise – chances are that none of us immediately think about an impending public health crisis. …

Healthy Hearing Tips for 2018

Healthy Hearing Tips for 2018

The New Year is a great time to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle. Knowing how to take care of your hearing can serve you well your whole life, and protect your ears from excessive and unnecessary damage. Here are a few tips to get you started for an incredible year of hearing your best. Damage to your hearing happens …

Hearing Loss May Lead to Limited Mobility

Hearing Loss May Lead to Limited Mobility

If you’re living with hearing loss, you may have realized that hearing loss affects far more than just your ability to hear. It’s true that conversations are difficult to follow, and you’ve basically given up talking on the phone, but that’s not all that has changed. You’ve noticed that your family doesn’t talk to you as much as they used …

Give the Gift of Hearing This Holiday

Give the Gift of Hearing This Holiday

The holidays are not just the time of year to share gifts and time with our loved ones, most of us also make space in our budgets to give to the charitable causes most meaningful to us. The end of the year creates a spike in donations, with over 30% of all donations annually occurring in just the final 31 …

Great Things to Hear in NYC This Holiday Season

Great Things to Hear in NYC This Holiday Season

Nothing lights up New York like the winter holidays. From epic department store window displays to the incomparable experience of a Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve, our city knows how to celebrate the season. From iconic experiences to quirky alternative festivities, here are some great not-to-miss events this month: December 9, 3:00PM The Met Cloisters If you’re …