What Does ‘Degree of Hearing Loss’ Mean?

Degrees of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is defined as a partial or total inability to hear. It can affect one ear (unilateral) or both (bilateral) and be permanent or temporary. This condition is considered a public health epidemic in Americans, affecting more than 48 million people nationwide and approximately 477 million around the world.… Continue reading What Does ‘Degree of Hearing Loss’ Mean?

6 Viruses That Could Cause Hearing Loss

Viruses and hearing loss

As we’ve become all too aware, a virus can often seem to come out of nowhere and cause a variety of frustrating, sometimes scary, symptoms. Viruses can be as mild as the common cold or as severe as Ebola. What you may not know, is that some viruses have also been linked to hearing loss.… Continue reading 6 Viruses That Could Cause Hearing Loss

Holistic Methods for Managing Tinnitus

Holistic methods for managing tinnitus

Tinnitus. Millions of people around the world live with it. Millions more will end up with it. What is it, and what can be done to manage it? Tinnitus is described by medical professionals as a perception of noise; a ringing, buzzing, or other similar noise in one or both ears that people nearby cannot… Continue reading Holistic Methods for Managing Tinnitus

How to Include Children with Hearing Loss in Group Activities

Team sports for kids with hearing loss

Group activities seem to be a given for kids. Whether it’s team sports, dance classes, scouting, or something similar, these activities provide children with the opportunity to explore, discover and learn new things that they may not otherwise get a chance to. But what happens when kids communicate differently? When the children so eager to… Continue reading How to Include Children with Hearing Loss in Group Activities

The Economic Complications of Cochlear Implant Candidacy and Disparity

The Economic Complications of Cochlear Implant Candidacy

Cochlear implants have been known to significantly help those with hearing loss, especially children with severe hearing impairments. Unfortunately, the guidelines that suggest a patient may be a proper candidate for a cochlear implant does not always align with the guidelines of insurance policies. Though a hearing health professional may deem you a classic CI… Continue reading The Economic Complications of Cochlear Implant Candidacy and Disparity

Second Chance Hearing is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Happy Holidays

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading Second Chance Hearing is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

How to Prepare for Disasters if You Have Hearing Loss

How To Prepare For A Natural Disaster With Hearing Loss

“We cannot stop natural disasters, but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” Petra Nemcova In today’s world, natural disasters seem to be happening more and more often, from floods to fires to tornadoes and hurricanes. We may not want to think… Continue reading How to Prepare for Disasters if You Have Hearing Loss

This Database Could Change Everything for Children with Hearing Loss

What this data means for children with hearing loss

So many of us take our hearing for granted until it’s lost or someone close to us experiences hearing loss. This is especially true when children in our lives are affected by hearing loss. With a growing focus on hearing loss in children, its effects on their daily life and learning and how to prevent… Continue reading This Database Could Change Everything for Children with Hearing Loss

Alexa Can Now Provide Hearing Tests, But Don’t Skip Your Doctor’s Office Just Yet

At-home hearing test from Alexa

With the emergence of new technology, everything is becoming quicker, more convenient, and closer to home. Turning on and off the television, playing your favorite song, and even controlling the washing machine can now be done by voice activation, but a new independent business in the United Kingdom is charting a path to bringing voice-controlled… Continue reading Alexa Can Now Provide Hearing Tests, But Don’t Skip Your Doctor’s Office Just Yet

How Hearing Aids Can Protect Your Brain for The Long-Term

Hearing aids and brain function

With new and advanced research and technology, hearing aids have been giving those in the deaf and hard of hearing community a second chance at hearing at a healthy level in their present-day today. This is wonderful news for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss who utilize hearing aids, but according to a new… Continue reading How Hearing Aids Can Protect Your Brain for The Long-Term