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?

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

The Crucial Impact of Hearing Loss on School Attendance

Hearing Loss & School Attendance

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

What is Listening Fatigue?

Auditory Fatigue aka Listening Fatigue

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?

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