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Scientists. They’re just like us: always looking for ways to help people hear and live their best. It starts with uncovering the mysteries of hearing loss, which can require a lot of resources. That’s why we love seeing important research initiatives get the funding needed to move forward. Check out these three exciting developments:   AUDITORY PROCESSING Can stress early

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We live in a noisy world. Dr. Richard Neitzel , of the University of Michigan, knows this only too well. In November 2019, his team at Michigan, along with a team at Apple Inc., set out on a two-year mission to measure some of the health effects of our noisy planet. What they got was an unprecedented collection of information

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https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=VFOrGkAvjAE Directed by Darius Marder, ‘Sound of Metal’ portrays the experience of Ruben, a career punk drummer and recovering addict whose hearing suddenly and rapidly deteriorates over the course of a few days.  Ruben’s world begins to crumble after the diagnosis. Raging frustration from the sudden, emotional loss starts to affect him and his relationships, as he struggles to

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Did you know hearing loss and diabetes have something surprising in common? Sure, they’re both health issues affecting millions of people around the world: Hearing loss affects 466 million worldwide, and diabetes affects 422 million people worldwide, per the World Health Organization. But they have even more in common. Hearing Loss Is Linked to Diabetes Hearing loss is twice as

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“All things in moderation,” the saying goes, but can one have too much resilience? Looking back on such an unprecedented year, we’re not too sure about that. Like improved hearing , resilience can make a significant difference in quality of life — after all, it reflects an invaluable ability to adapt to, recover from, or withstand challenges, change, and adversity.

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Contributed by https://daniellekroberts.com/   Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions that senior citizens may experience as they age. According to NIH, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss. Hearing aids are a common product that helps assist with hearing difficulties. With that said, many people are unaware that they may

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Have you seen Sound and Fury, directed by Josh Aronson?  Check out our audiologist, Sarah Caldwell’s, review of this great documentary.   Movie Review: Sound and Fury, directed by Josh Aronson Sound and Fury is a compelling documentary highlighting the ongoing politics surrounding different forms of hearing loss intervention, specifically, cochlear implants. Set in the year 2000, Aronson portrays the experience

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Do you suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in your ears?  Perhaps this book is something you might be interested in.  Check out the book review and YouTube video on audiologist Dr. Sarah Caldwell’s perspective on this read. Happy Reading! Book Review: Rewiring Tinnitus – How I Finally Found Relief from the Ringing in My Ears by Glenn Schweitzer A family

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Dining Out? Dish on the Noise With SoundPrint RESOURCE ALERT: Enjoy Dinner Out and Hear the Convo Do restaurants seem to be getting noisier? If you think so, you’re not alone. And, what’s more, researchers have reported a connection between hearing loud music and choosing more calorie-heavy menu options. No joke! We’ve found an app that can help you take

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Just like their people parents, these furry members of the family can experience hearing difficulties too. Read on to learn what you can do. AVOID EXCESS NOISE As one of the most preventable causes of hearing loss in humans, loud sounds can also be a problem for the beloved pets in your household. Excess noise can go hand in hand

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We have all been stuck in our homes for the past several weeks now, and our audiologists have been catching up on some reading! Check out the book review below, from our Audiologist Sarah Caldwell. You can read the review, or watch her review on YouTube. Happy reading to you all, and we hope you are staying safe during this

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Do Cats Enjoy Cat Music? The answer is yes, cats do enjoy cat music! Read on for details and to learn more quirky facts about hearing in the animal kingdom. Katydids Have Ears on Their Knees But not so fast: If you were knee high to a long-horn grasshopper, the type known as a katydid, you would not see human

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Together, let’s make hearing and balance care more available to all. We’d love to have your support for the proposed Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA)! This groundbreaking bipartisan legislation in Congress could make it easier for community members to access the quality hearing care they need, and you can help. Did you know? An estimated one-third of adults

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From spending more time with family and friends to taking classes at the local gym, almost everyone makes at least one New Year’s resolution. The catch? Just 8% of resolvers stick to their goals, per a Forbes story referencing University of Scranton research . No worries: If you’re aiming to hear your best in 2020, we’re sharing five tips to

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Q: Why Do My Ears Feel So Congested? A: Good question! When folks talk about congestion, most people naturally think about nasal passageways, but ears can feel pretty plugged up, too. Let’s talk about what might be going on when ears seem clogged, how it can affect your hearing, and how you can get some relief. The sensation of plugged-up

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