Good to know about hearing and wellness

Hearing well means living well. Browse these short articles for tips, trends and tales on topics related to hearing.


August 14, 2018

No Big Deal: Ending the Stigma of Hearing Loss

It’s no big deal! Really. After all, it’s 2018. So isn’t it time that we end the stigma related to wearing hearing aids and hearing loss? Since inclusion has become pervasive in today’s society, why not let go of any negative images of hearing loss? The Campaign for Better Hearing believes people of any age can have hearing loss and […]
August 7, 2018

Does swimmers ear lead to hearing loss?

In summer, and throughout the year, people who like to swim or play in the water can be susceptible to “swimmer’s ear” (otitis externa). This painful infection happens when the skin inside the ear canal becomes infected. Often this happens after a person submerges under water, exposing their ears to the bacteria that lives in water. If the water doesn’t […]
June 25, 2018

Is Hearing Loss like Vision Loss?

Why do we pay more attention to our vision than our hearing? Both are very important senses, and both cause us great difficulties if they don’t work effectively. But due to the way we use them, their loss affects us in different ways. Many adults get their vision checked regularly, so why do so many people ignore their ears? Addressing […]
June 14, 2018

Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Hearing Loss

According to the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), approximately 77,000 students between ages 3 and 21 have hearing loss severe enough to qualify them for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Consequently, public schoolchildren with disabilities have the right to special accommodations in elementary through secondary school. Sometimes this results in creating an Individualized […]
January 2, 2018

Is Hearing Loss a Sign of Dementia?

Some Baby Boomers may address their hearing with a series of simple questions: Can I hear my children when they call me on the phone? Yes. Can I hear the television? Check. Are my ears causing me discomfort (i.e. ringing, pain)? Nope. And that’s an adequate “test” for some Americans aged 60 and older. No harm. No foul. No formal assessment from a team […]
August 8, 2017

Alcohol May Impact Hearing

Drank too much? How alcohol impacts your hearing Nausea, vision impairment and hangovers are common symptoms of excessive alcohol consumption, but alcohol can affect hearing in ways that we may not immediately realize, though we should definitely be aware of them. Here are four ways alcohol can affect your hearing. Alcohol damages the brain Hearing health is closely linked to […]