Preferred Hearing Centers - Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss

It is a common belief that hearing loss only affects seniors. You may not think you’re at risk, and you definitely don’t think your kids could have hearing loss. Surely those energetic kids that run you off your feet every day couldn’t be suffering from hearing loss! The truth is, hearing loss can occur to anyone at any age, and …

A Guide to Employment with Hearing Loss

A Guide to Employment with Hearing Loss

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 60% of workers in the US workforce experience some degree of hearing loss, and the number is growing. In fact, hearing loss has been a growing concern for the past 25 years in the workplace. Whether or not your hearing loss results from unsafe conditions in the workplace, there is no …

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

Daniel Harris, age 29, was only steps from his home when he was fatally shot by police on August 18, 2016. He was caught speeding but didn’t notice the sirens coming from behind him as he drove home. He didn’t even notice the policeman as he got out of his car before he was killed. But Daniel wasn’t absent-minded. He …

Why You Should Talk about Hearing Loss at Your Next Physical

Why You Should Talk about Hearing Loss at Your Next Physical

Though we may not think of it as such, hearing loss is a medical issue. In fact, it is the third most common medical issue in the United States, affecting nearly 20% of the population. While hearing loss appears in greater numbers among older Americans (age 65 and older), it also affects younger populations. Hearing loss, though very common, is …

Medications Linked to Hearing Loss

Medications Linked to Hearing Loss

We can do so much to protect our hearing. This could be the constant monitoring of our device’s volume levels to make sure we’re not inadvertently damaging our delicate hearing systems when we’re plugged into entertainment. You may also carry along a set of earplugs when you’re attending a loud concert or event. Maybe your workplace is particularly noisy and …

Self-Care to Prevent Hearing Loss Fatigue

Self-Care to Prevent Hearing Loss Fatigue

It’s difficult to explain hearing loss fatigue to someone who doesn’t deal with the stress and effort that goes into living a life impacted by hearing loss. You could ask them to imagine a normal day in their life, with all of its minor stresses and complications. Now tell them to imagine that exact same day, but add the requirement …

Healthy Eating = Healthy Hearing

Healthy Eating = Healthy Hearing

It’s commonly accepted that eating good and healthful foods has a huge impact on our overall well-being. In order for our bodies to work at their optimum levels, we need to be giving them the necessary fuels and nutrients. But did you know that our hearing health can be boosted and protected by making slight adjustments to our diet? If …

Protect Yourself from Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Protect Yourself from Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Life is sometimes noisy: babies cry, dogs bark, lawns have to be mowed and garbage trucks need to do their rounds. But when do the everyday sounds of a neighborhood go from being merely a nuisance to a health hazard? Studies are revealing more and more that loud noises, such as those created by a construction site, a loud club, …

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Everyday Tools to Help with Hearing Loss

Adjusting to hearing loss means getting used to new ways of interacting with the world around you. Some things are fundamental, like using hearing aids as a straightforward way to maximize your hearing ability. Hearing aids are developing more integrated interactivity and helping people with hearing disabilities access communication and media like never before. In addition to understanding and using …

Noise Pollution and Hearing Loss

The majority of people don’t realize that the sounds around them could be damaging their hearing. A noisy bar, a loud concert or movie theater–these situations often leave us with temporary ringing in the ears or muffled hearing. But how many people are aware that these are signs of permanent hearing damage? Hearing loss, unlike other injuries, can occur without …