The Truth About Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Disability discrimination in the workplace

Going out into the world, nailing a job interview, and going to work to earn your own money and establish independence is supposed to be followed by feelings of excitement and euphoria, but for those who are disabled, it’s sometimes a different story altogether. Workplace discrimination still exists, even today, and all too often it’s… Continue reading The Truth About Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Should You Be Wearing Hearing Aids?

Why more people should be wearing hearing aids

Hearing aids have come a long way in a very short time. They are more comfortable and loaded with features than we ever could have imagined 40 years ago. Hearing aids have also been shown in study after study to positively impact our health. Not just our hearing health but overall health. So why don’t… Continue reading Should You Be Wearing Hearing Aids?

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

The Importance Of Closed Captioning In Everyday Life

Closed captioning

For many of us, going out to see a movie is as simple as looking up the showtimes and heading over to the theater. We choose the film we want to watch, find our seats, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. While people with normal hearing abilities are able to go see a movie… Continue reading The Importance Of Closed Captioning In Everyday Life

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

Protect Your Child’s Hearing With School Hearing Screenings

The importance of hearing screening in children

Researchers have long known that childhood hearing loss can have detrimental effects on a child’s long-term academic success. Hearing abilities are critical to speech and language acquisition, so it makes sense that hearing loss can negatively impact a child’s ability to communicate effectively and learn in a traditional classroom setting. There are plenty of resources… Continue reading Protect Your Child’s Hearing With School Hearing Screenings

New Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers

brain inflammation and tinnitus

Do you live with the sounds of ringing in your ears? While sitting in a quiet place, do you still hear a subtle humming noise? Maybe a slight buzzing follows you to bed at night even though you know your alarm isn’t going off and the fridge isn’t making weird noises? You could be one… Continue reading New Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers

How To Maximize Your Annual Wellness Visit To Protect Your Hearing

Annual wellness visits and hearing loss

Do you receive an annual wellness visit (AWV) as part of your Medicare plan? Are you concerned about your hearing health? If you’ve answered “yes” to both of these questions, it’s time for you to start getting the most out of your annual wellness visits when it comes to protecting your hearing. Introduced in 2011… Continue reading How To Maximize Your Annual Wellness Visit To Protect Your Hearing