Signs of Hearing Loss

Does Your Pet Have Hearing Loss?

Similarly to humans, factors like loud noises, trauma, injury, and old age can all be causes for hearing loss in animals. Here are some tips on how to detect if your pet suffers from hearing impairment.   Puppies play extra aggressively Bite too hard – and isn’t deterred by other an...

Signs of Hearing Loss

Women and Hearing Loss

Did you know as many as one-third of women in their 50s and nearly two-thirds of women in their 60s have some degree of hearing loss? Treating hearing loss can help other aspects of women’s wellness, like prevention of cognitive decline, depression, and overall physical and mental health.  Ou...

Signs of Hearing Loss

Three Types of Hearing Loss

There are three main types of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It is permanent and caused either by damage to tiny hair-like cells in the inner ear or to the auditory nerve. The auditory nerve carries important information about the loudness, pitch an...

Signs of Hearing Loss

Do You Have the Symptoms of Hearing Loss?

The symptoms of hearing loss can vary depending on the type of hearing loss, the cause of hearing loss, and the degree of loss. In general, people who have hearing loss may experience any or all of the following: Difficulty understanding everyday conversation A feeling of being able to hear but not ...

Signs of Hearing Loss

Do You Have Untreated Hearing Loss?

Untreated hearing loss is associated with lower quality of life, depression, social isolation, unemployment and lower earnings at work, higher medical bills for other health issues, high blood pressure and even a higher risk of dangerous trips and falls. Hearing loss can have far-reaching implicatio...

Signs of Hearing Loss

Helping your Loved one with Hearing Loss

If you’ve noticed your spouse or loved one doesn’t seem to be listening to what you’re saying, they may not be intentionally tuning you out, but rather suffering from hearing loss. This can be a frustrating situation for everyone involved. You may be wondering why your spouse just doesn’t tu...

Signs of Hearing Loss

Do You Hear that Ringing Sound?

Is it just me or can you hear that ringing sound? Do you ever hear a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears after going to a party, concert, or other really loud event? This condition is called tinnitus, and it usually lasts until your ears gradually readjust to normal sound levels. These are signs [...

Signs of Hearing Loss

Bothered by Background Noise?

For most people, hearing loss is not a sudden, dramatic occurrence. It sneaks up on them. They are not suddenly unable to hear anything. They gradually start missing out on the quieter parts of conversations. Other people call their attention to the oven timer (alarm clock, cell phone, seat-belt war...