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How Does a Pandemic Affect Noise Pollution?

We live in a noisy world. Dr. Richard Neitzel, of the University of Michigan, knows this only too well. In November 2019, his team at Michigan, along with a team at Apple Inc., set out on a two-year mission to measure some of the health effects of our noisy planet. What they got was an […]

Diabetes and Your Hearing

Did you know hearing loss and diabetes have something surprising in common? Sure, they’re both health issues affecting millions of people around the world: Hearing loss affects 466 million worldwide, and diabetes affects 422 million people worldwide, per the World Health Organization. But they have even more in common. Hearing Loss Is Linked to Diabetes […]

Better Hearing, Resilience & You

“All things in moderation,” the saying goes, but can one have too much resilience? Looking back on such an unprecedented year, we’re not too sure about that. Like improved hearing, resilience can make a significant difference in quality of life — after all, it reflects an invaluable ability to adapt to, recover from, or withstand […]

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood This Winter

Hearing health and mental health have a clear connection. In fact, untreated hearing loss increases your risk of depression, anxiety, social isolation, and more. Winter is also a prime time for seasonal blahs. If you could use a little mental-health boost, here are some simple ways to get started. Express Gratitude Gratitude improves happiness, well-being, […]

Hearing Aids + Your Brain

You won’t “mind” this news about better hearing and improved cognition! Does hearing aid use help your brain? A growing amount of research associates hearing technology with improved cognition and slowed or decreased risk of cognitive decline. Get the latest on research that supports your better-hearing health — and your mind. Have you heard? Yet […]

What To Expect At A Hearing Evaluation

Q: What can I expect at my complete hearing evaluation? A: Many people think a hearing evaluation is where your provider plays a tone, and you simply indicate whether you can hear it. Fortunately, a hearing evaluation is more thorough than that and happens in four steps. A typical hearing evaluation lasts from 30 to […]

When It Comes to Hearing Wellness for the Whole Family, Don’t Fur-Get Your Pets!

Just like their people parents, these furry members of the family can experience hearing difficulties too. Read on to learn what you can do. AVOID EXCESS NOISE As one of the most preventable causes of hearing loss in humans, loud sounds can also be a problem for the beloved pets in your household. Excess noise […]

Hearing Loss & Accidental Injury: More Connected Than You May Think

From slips and spills to collisions, machine mishaps and more, accidents befall us all, but did you know that hearing loss might contribute to the risk of injury? In fact, one investigation found that those with hearing difficulties may have a doubled chance of suffering an accidental injury at work or play. The study, published […]

Three Cheers for Earwax!

Let’s talk earwax. From its texture to its appearance, it gets a bad name. We suspect the yellow-brown goo might be down a friend or two, so we want to give credit where credit is due. Here are five reasons we think you should give earwax a second chance. 1. Earwax Protects Your Ear Canal […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Better-Hearing Resolution Going Strong

From spending more time with family and friends to taking classes at the local gym, almost everyone makes at least one New Year’s resolution. The catch? Just 8% of resolvers stick to their goals, per a Forbes story referencing University of Scranton research. No worries: If you’re aiming to hear your best in 2020, we’re […]