Though most children complain about going to school at some point in their life, studies show that youngsters with hearing loss have a higher incidence of school absences than their peers with normal hearing. A recent study led by Dr. Jiunn-Yih Su of the Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research,… Continue reading The Crucial Impact of Hearing Loss on School Attendance
Do you find that you’re unusually tired as the day goes by? Does conversation with others drain you more than it should? These could be signs of listening fatigue, otherwise known as auditory fatigue, and it is a common condition that goes hand-in-hand with hearing loss. What is listening fatigue? The process of listening involves… Continue reading What is Listening Fatigue?
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
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
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
“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
While most people don’t think twice about using cotton swabs to clean their ears, they may actually be causing more harm than good. By pushing small objects such as swabs, bobby pins, keys, or other items into the ear, it has the potential to make any wax present move deeper into the ear canal. This… Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts for Ear Irrigation
When someone is living a way of life that is different from others, this doesn’t mean they are unable to enjoy life. If two people from different parts of the world meet but don’t speak the same language, this doesn’t mean they can’t communicate. For those living with deafness or hearing loss, it doesn’t mean… Continue reading The Term “Hearing Impaired” – what does that really mean?
Whether you are already starting to experience hearing loss or you want to prevent it as much as possible, you probably know a few basic guidelines on how to support your hearing health. For example, you can avoid very loud noises and keep the volume of your music and television at safe levels. Did you… Continue reading 6 Vitamins & Minerals Essential to Supporting Your Hearing Health
For parents of young children dealing with hearing loss, it’s a long road, but it’s not without it’s rewards by any means. It’s not unusual for children who have unilateral or complete hearing loss to be developmentally behind other children their age. It is possible though to give your child a jumpstart through their Theory… Continue reading Helping Your Child Get Ahead of Their Hearing Loss