Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

It’s back-to-school season again and across the country over 16 million students are headed off to college. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and decades of education and advocacy around disability issues, higher education is better able to accommodate students with hearing loss than ever before. Going to college with hearing loss still entails making some special preparation, …

How Spin Class May Harm Your Hearing

How Spin Class May Harm Your Hearing

What does a ready-to-go gym bag look like to you? Spandex: check. Sneakers: check. Water bottle: check. Earplugs: wait, what? Recent research out of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary reported that those motivation-inducing tunes pouring out of your workout studio’s speakers may be doing real damage to your auditory health. And it’s ironic, but certainly not surprising, that the most …

What are the Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss?

What are the Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss?

While hearing loss is most common among older Americans (one in three people age 65 and older and 50% of people age 75 and older), it could affect anyone at any age. Though it hearing loss is the third most common medical condition, it is estimated that people wait an average of seven years before they decide to seek treatment. …

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

There are many situations a person with hearing loss faces in a day that requires them to disclose their hearing loss. At first, each situation is a unique challenge because the question of how much to disclose and when has to be made on a case by case basis. There are some situations, however, when it is clear that upfront …

Save Your Senses – Especially Hearing!

Save Your Senses – Especially Hearing!

All of our senses are important to how we understand and interact with the world around us. If you have lived most of your life with normal hearing, you may not pay very much attention to this invisible sense. Unlike our other senses, hearing is always on. Think about it: we do not shut our ears off, whereas we may …

Why 2 Hearing Aids are Better Than 1

Why 2 Hearing Aids are Better Than 1

Let’s try an experiment. Look at an object in front of you, then close your right eye. Observe how it looks with your left eye. Now close your left eye, open your right eye, and observe. Do you see how the object differs depending on the eye you use? The image is “mixed” in your brain with visual information when …

Why You Should Seek Treatment with an Audiologist

Why You Should Seek Treatment with an Audiologist

If you’re experiencing trouble with your hearing, there’s no shortage of online sources selling shortcuts to hearing “solutions”. It’s important to recognize what corners get cut when you use these shortcuts, which usually turn out to be detours away from thorough, effective treatment. When you think you’re having hearing problems, know the value of consulting with an audiologist about your …

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish Others Understood

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish Others Understood

Hearing loss is an invisible disability. What does this mean exactly? When someone is in a wheelchair, or using a cane or walking stick, these visible signs make it clear that a person may require help or accommodation of some kind. But with hearing loss, as there are often no outward signs, strangers do not understand the exhausting nature of …

Are TV Commercials Unusually Loud?

Are TV Commercials Unusually Loud?

“All advertising advertises advertising,” said the late, great cultural theorist, Marshall McLuhan. Advertising has significantly changed in the past decade, transforming along with the ways in which we watch TV now. And the way we watch TV has significantly changed in the past decade. Binge-watching on platforms like Hulu and Netflix means we don’t have to suffer through the commercial …

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Hearing Aid Tips for Your Active Lifestyle

Here are some tips for people looking for some guidance on how to exercise, indoors or outdoors, with hearing devices. If you already spend a lot of time outdoors, or want to start, here are some useful tips on how to best use your hearing devices when you’re spending time in nature. If you’re active in the less traditional sense, …