Food is one of the most important parts of life. Too much or not enough of the right type of food and nutrients can be detrimental. The same is true for the impact of food to our hearing. Obesity and diabetes both have strong correlations to hearing loss. Food also offers nutrients that are beneficial to your hearing.
The impact of hearing loss can't only be measured with a hearing test. Hearing issues have a strong correlation with other health conditions and diseases. A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 78.5% of participants with insufficient or poor hearing suffered from at least one additional chronic condition. Thus costing more in health care costs in any given year.
Topics: Comorbidities, Healthcare Costs, Diabetes, thyroid disease, chronic kidney disease, Cardiovascular Disease, alzheimer's, dementia, Hearing Loss and Falls, dizziness, falls, hearing loss, schedule an appointment, check your benefits
Summer has (unofficially) kicked off. The weather has finally improved and it's time to get back outside and enjoy it! We all love summer and the activities it brings, such as: outdoor concerts, festivals and parades, however, these summer events have one thing in common...loud noises that could damage your hearing.
Discrimination is common in our world today for all sorts of reasons and hearing loss is no exception. Many people face this every day in both professional and personal settings. Hearing loss is known as the "silent disability" because you cannot see someone's hearing loss the same way you can see a prosthetic leg or someone's vision impairment.
Topics: discrimination, workplace hearing loss, income loss, hearing loss, Hearing Loss in Children, Children and Hearing Loss, sports, deaf, Cochlear Implants, silent disability, depression, physical inactivity, self-esteem, cognitive decline, social skills, relationships
Independence is a great thing - we love being able to snap our fingers and have the solution to our problem. Unfortunately, when it comes to our health - we should take a less direct approach. Our hearing deserves the best attention it can receive - once we lose it, we cannot every fully get it back.
Topics: Yanny v Laurel, hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, exposure, environmental, ototoxic drugs, medication, infections, smoking, illness & disease, hearing test, frequency, protect
May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Contrary to popular belief, a majority of people who have hearing loss are under the age of 65, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Furthermore, the BHI estimates that hearing loss affects more than 6 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 44. Nearly 1.5 million are of school age. So, what causes hearing loss, if it isn’t necessarily the result of growing older? And can anything be done to prevent it? Exposure to excessive noise is one of the leading risk factors — and one that’s largely preventable. Following are steps you can take to reduce your risks:
Topics: May BHSM, better hearing & speech month, Hearing Loss Prevention, hearing loss, excessive noise exposure, noise exposure, summer concerts, concerts, hearing protection, ototoxic, medications, Medications that harm your hearing, hearing test
As the weather gets nicer, it's time to get outside, get active and meet family and friends for fun. But some of these activities have excessive noises that you might not even think about.
It's May and that means it's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Better Hearing and Speech Month raises awareness about hearing and speech disorders. It encourages all of us to consider hearing and communication issues.
Living your life doesn't have to mean putting yourself at risk for permanent hearing loss. It also does not mean that you need to opt out of certain activities in order to prevent hearing loss. Knowing what frequent activities can negatively affect our hearing long-term and taking steps to eliminate or take protective measures in the future can do wonders! So, what are some things that cause hearing loss?
Topics: hearing loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, medications, medication, smoking, noise exposure, loud noises, noise-induced hearing loss, noise, illness & disease, birth defects, head injury, Comorbidities, hearing screenings, schedule an appointment, hearing appointment