TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEARING HEALTH!

Hearing loss does not discriminate by age, gender, or personality, and nobody chooses to have difficulty hearing.  But when people find themselves struggling to hear, they often react by feeling embarrassed, angry, or even ashamed.  It is not uncommon to deny that there is even a problem, though it may be apparent to themselves and everyone around them.

 If you are struggling with your hearing, try to resist those negative reactions.  There are very concrete ways that you can take control, and in doing so you will feel better about not only your hearing, but yourself.

Posted on July 14, 2017 .

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

Warm weather is coming, birds are chirping, spring is here!  If you can’t hear the birds, the sizzle of the grill, or the splash of water in the pool, it is time to get your hearing checked.  Better Hearing and Speech Month was created for awareness of communication disorders.  Use the opportunity to talk to family members about your communication with them.  Whether you notice yourself asking for more repetitions of conversation or a family member is watching television at a volume that is uncomfortable for others, now is the time to find out more!

The Way to Someone's Heart isn't through the stomach, it's through the ears!

A growing amount of research is providing evidence that hearing loss and cardiovascular disease are linked.  How is it that our ears can be affected by our hearts?  Cardiovascular disease causes decreased blood flow.  Decreased blood flow in the body also affects the inner ear, which is particularly sensitive to blood flow.  This can contribute to hearing loss.

That's Good to Hear

Audiologists spend much of their time helping people cope with hearing loss, but the ultimate goal is to prevent people from suffering from hearing loss to begin with.  As the saying goes, prevention is the best medicine.  A recent article published in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery offered some encouraging news – hearing loss in U.S. adults aged 20-69 has declined over the last decade.

The Gift of Better Hearing

At Sound Hearing Solutions, we believe in what we do.  Every day we strive to provide our patients with the best that hearing healthcare has to offer, because they deserve it.  We also believe that the best way to treat hearing loss is to prevent it, and that begins with our children.

Move More, Hear More?

No matter who you are, engaging in regular exercise clearly benefits your overall well-being in many ways.  A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida indicates that it may also help stave off hearing loss.  While past research has associated hearing loss with decreased physical function in older adults, this is believed to be the first to suggest that regular exercise can prevent age related hearing loss – in mice.

It isn't an "old" person's problem

Though it isn’t the only one, perhaps the most harmful stigma associated with hearing loss is that it is an “old” person’s problem.  While it is true that in many cases hearing loss is associated with aging, that is only part of the story.

Posted on March 8, 2016 .

Helpful Hearing Strategies

If it becomes clear to you that someone you care about may be having problems with their hearing, as their friend or loved one you can play a key role in helping them deal with it. Let them know that it isn't their problem alone to deal with, but a problem that you both share. After all, communication is a two way street, and if they are missing out, so are you.

Posted on February 2, 2016 .