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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HEART DISEASE AND HEARING LOSS

There are various known risk factors for the development of heart disease. These factors include diet and lifestyle, family history, and age, as well as conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and other vascular diseases. But what does all that have to do with...
RECHARGEABLE HEARING AIDS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Many of the devices we use every day can be powered by one or two types of batteries, rechargeable batteries, or disposable batteries. Hearing aids are no different. Rechargeable hearing aids are becoming more popular every year. And as their popularity has...
ADD BETTER HEARING TO YOUR LIST OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

This is the time of year when we make our list of resolutions for the New Year. We reflect on the past year and take note of the areas we’d like to change. A compilation of the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions typically looks something like this. Top 10 New Year’s...
THE COST OF UNTREATED HEARING LOSS

We focus a great deal on the impact an untreated hearing loss has on the person who can’t hear. But what is the impact of the loss on their friends and family? What is the financial impact of the inability to hear? The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) conducted...
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE NORMAL HEARING?

You had a hearing test more than 5 years ago and were told you had normal hearing. You’ve noticed some problems hearing lately and have begun to wonder if you no longer have normal hearing. But you might also be wondering what exactly does it mean to have normal...
IS YOUR HEARING LOSS IMPACTING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS?

If there is a significant other in your life (friend or family) who has a hearing loss, then this article is for you. Relationships can be trying. However, being in a relationship with someone who has an untreated hearing loss is a frustrating experience on a good...
Old Entries
THE LINK BETWEEN A WOMAN’S DIET AND HEARING LOSS

As people age, many lose some of their hearing. Experts say that, of those over the age of 75, about half have hearing loss. Not being able to hear well can make it hard to communicate. That can affect relationships with loved ones, friends, and coworkers. A new...
WHAT IS AN OPEN FIT HEARING AID?

A new kind of hearing aid is an open-fit hearing aid. Small, open-fit hearing aids fit behind the ear completely. A narrow tube is inserted into the ear canal, enabling the canal to remain open. There are two distinct types of open ear hearing aids: either the...
HELPING A NEW HEARING AID USER TO ADJUST

The day is here. Someone you know who has trouble hearing and has finally decided to do something about their hearing loss. Your job should be to make this experience as comfortable as possible. It has probably been years since they’ve heard this well. Below is a...
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING FROM HARMFUL NOISE

Every day, we experience noise in our environment, such as the noise from the television, portable listening devices, household appliances, and traffic. If these sounds are at a safe level, they don’t damage our hearing. But sounds can be harmful when they are too...
CAN HEARING LOSS BE INHERITED?

Your dad needed hearing aids a decade before he got them. And his dad, your grandad watched the TV with the volume so loud you remember being able to hear it outside the house. You know you’ve been saying, “What did you say.” more in the past year than ever before. ...
5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING HEARING AIDS

You’ve decided to get your hearing checked. Your friends and family have been noticing a problem for years. You’re prepared for the test results to indicate that you do have a hearing loss. If you’d also like to be ready for the next step in the process, hearing...
For Parents
RED FLAGS FOR AUTISM IN TODDLERS
RED FLAGS FOR AUTISM IN TODDLERS
One of my passions as a pediatric speech-language therapist is helping parents understand the early signs and symptoms of autism. Autism is a complex disorder that requires systematic and often intense treatment, but there is much hope for children who receive this...
One of my passions as a pediatric speech-language therapist is helping parents understand the early signs and symptoms of autism. Autism is a complex disorder that requires systematic and often intense treatment, but there is much hope for children who receive this...
CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH
CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH
If you are a parent of a child who has speech and language difficulties, you may have heard of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Or, you might not have. Why? For two reasons. First, childhood apraxia of speech is only one of the many reasons that children might have...
If you are a parent of a child who has speech and language difficulties, you may have heard of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Or, you might not have. Why? For two reasons. First, childhood apraxia of speech is only one of the many reasons that children might have...
HEARING: THE BASICS
HEARING: THE BASICS
The process of hearing seems simple enough on the surface: we hear a sound, we recognize the sound, and we react to the sound. In reality, however, hearing is a complex process that requires the coordination of a number of different body parts and functions. To hear...
The process of hearing seems simple enough on the surface: we hear a sound, we recognize the sound, and we react to the sound. In reality, however, hearing is a complex process that requires the coordination of a number of different body parts and functions. To hear...
DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE
DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE
As a parent with a special needs child, I have walked a path similar to other parents. The surprise, sadness and acceptance of diagnoses: wading through a complex journey of medical care, specialists, special education and more. I have developed advocacy skills I...
As a parent with a special needs child, I have walked a path similar to other parents. The surprise, sadness and acceptance of diagnoses: wading through a complex journey of medical care, specialists, special education and more. I have developed advocacy skills I...
AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER
AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER
When a child has an auditory processing disorder, he has difficulty processing the information he takes in through his auditory (hearing) system. In other words, children who have auditory processing disorders have difficulty making sense of what they hear. The term...
When a child has an auditory processing disorder, he has difficulty processing the information he takes in through his auditory (hearing) system. In other words, children who have auditory processing disorders have difficulty making sense of what they hear. The term...