4 Signs You May Need a Hearing Test

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Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss is not only found among older populations. In fact, there have been rising numbers of young adults with hearing loss. This modern world has changed in the last decade and a half, with almost everyone connected to an electronic device. It should come as no surprise that earbuds, which deliver loud volumes in close …

Practicing with a Loved One’s Voice Could Improve Your Hearing

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Hearing loss is a growing problem, especially among seniors. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of Americans with hearing loss doubled, and is now estimated to be 48 million. Although hearing loss has slightly declined among U.S. adults ages 20 to 69, the number has risen steadily in the 70 and over age group. This is a concern because, aside …

The Link Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Mental Health

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You know that living with untreated hearing loss leads to a disconnect with your everyday life. You don’t hear the phone ringing, you’ve missed the doorbell three times this week, and you can’t follow conversations as easily as you used to. You have started staying home rather than meeting friends for dinner, and you can’t remember what the birds sound …

Tips for Dining with Hearing Loss

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Food is all of the rage these days, from celebrity chefs on the Food Network to competitions like Master Chef and The Great British Bake-Off. Dining out at the trendiest new restaurants has become one of our favorite things to do. It’s also a way to socialize with our friends and loved ones and reconnect. But is it fun if …

Being an Effective Listener: Communication is the Key to Connection

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“We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak,” said Epictetus, the Greek philosopher. Being a good listener is a crucial part of good communication. According to a study from Wright State University in Ohio, conducted with 8,000 participants employed in businesses, hospitals, universities, and military and government agencies, “the average person …

Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing

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It’s an exciting time for hearing technology. Since 2015 – which was dubbed “Year of the Hearables” by Entrepreneur Magazine – manufacturers have been rapidly innovating hearing aid technology. Many major brands now offer Bluetooth-compatible and iPhone-specific hearing aids, with the option to stream sounds and control your listening experience. Here at Advanced Tech Hearing Aid Centers, we offer a …

Noisy Lives and Hearing Loss: A Case for Custom Ear Protection

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Hearing loss affects 37 million Americans. From workplace noise to rock concerts and daily city noise, no one is safe from hearing loss. Even listening to music with earbuds during your workout or daily commute puts your hearing at risk. No matter your age, all of us – seniors, adults, and teenagers – need to understand the causes of hearing …

Iron Deficiency Could be Linked to Hearing Loss

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What causes hearing loss? At first the answer seems simple. Your parents have hearing loss from working for years in noisy environments without proper hearing protection, and your kids have hearing loss from all those loud concerts they attend on the weekends. But there are other, more hidden causes of hearing loss. Nearly 20% of Americans struggle to hear, and …

Hearing Loss Could Lead to Mobility Issues

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Hearing Loss Could Lead to Mobility Issues Most people don’t think twice about running out to grab a coffee or a carton of milk. These daily errands are not a big deal for people with normal hearing, but for those with untreated hearing loss, it can become an obstacle. Our sense of hearing is always on, whether we realize it …

Hearing Loss Number Rises in US Population

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Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US? Affecting approximately 40 million people, hearing loss tends to occur in older populations, though younger people are also at high risk of developing the condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hearing loss is twice as common as diabetes or …