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How to encourage a loved one with hearing loss to seek help
Posted by Brent Lowry on October 19, 2021
It’s been proven that — left untreated — hearing loss can have a negative effect on our quality of life. Studies have linked untreated hearing loss to decreased cognitive function, higher incidences of hospitalizations, falls and depression, and increased risk of social isolation and dementia. Those studies don’t take into account how...
How to know if you have hearing loss
Posted by Brent Lowry on October 12, 2021
Not sure if you have hearing loss? That’s not uncommon. Hearing loss symptoms are subtle and typically emerge slowly. It frequently takes years for people to realize they have hearing loss. Also, we simply don’t test our hearing enough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “less than half of adults who reported...
Could earwax be causing my hearing loss?
Posted by Brent Lowry on September 23, 2021
Since earwax seems to be a popular topic these days (don’t ask us why, but earwax cleaning videos are trending on social media), we thought now was a good time to answer this FAQ. Can earwax cause hearing loss? A lot of things can cause hearing loss. Noise exposure. Aging. Certain medicines. And yes, too much earwax. But earwax alone is rarely the only...
12 reasons you should test your hearing
Posted by Brent Lowry on August 12, 2021
After the past year of living socially distant and behind masks, we think reconnecting is more important and coveted than ever! Unfortunately, it’s also more challenging for those of us with hearing loss — which is the biggest reason why 2021 should be the year to test your hearing and treat it if it turns out you have hearing loss! But just in case...
12 reasons to get Via Edge AI custom rechargeable hearing aids
Posted by Brent Lowry on July 23, 2021
If you’ve been holding out on getting hearing aids because you were waiting for something that didn’t scream “hearing aid!” while also offering unheard of sound quality and high-tech, life-just-got-way-easier features, well then you know how the next paragraph begins. Hold out no longer and check out Via Edge AI custom rechargeable hearing...
Regular hearing checkups are a good idea
Posted by Brent Lowry on July 13, 2021
If you’re proactive about your health and well-being — and more of us are today than ever before — then you may already test your hearing regularly. But if you don’t and you want to know why you should, keep reading. Benjamin Franklin famously said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Even if you don’t...
Why two hearing aids are better than one
Posted by Brent Lowry on June 24, 2021
Ok, try this: Cover one eye with your hand and look around. Notice how clarity, depth perception and spatial awareness are effected? It’s not much different with our ears. Just as we use both eyes to see our best, our two ears work together to help us hear our best. That’s why it’s usually recommended — even if hearing loss is...
I have hearing loss - now what?
Posted by Brent Lowry on June 11, 2021
What to do if you think you have hearing loss Most people who have hearing loss aren’t born with it. Instead, hearing loss creeps up on us over time, usually caused by exposure to loud noises, aging, or some combination of the two. Statistics show that the prevalence of hearing loss doubles for every decade of life, which explains why one out of three...
Can hearing loss be restored?
Posted by Brent Lowry on May 25, 2021
The quick and frank answer to the question, “Can hearing loss be restored?” is no, once hearing is lost, you cannot restore it to how it was. But notice the “how it was” part of that answer. That’s because, while you can’t go back to the way you used to hear, you can still absolutely treat hearing loss and significantly improve...
Golf and hearing loss: why golf is a great sport for the hearing impaired
Posted by Brent Lowry on May 12, 2021
Jordan Fuller, over at Golf Influence, explains why golf is a perfect pastime for those with hearing loss. Having optimal hearing is important when playing a round of golf, although golfers who wear hearing aids may find them to be more frustrating than not being able to hear what’s happening around them. There is good news, though. As technology has...
Why do my ears feel plugged?
Posted by Brent Lowry on April 26, 2021
If you’ve ever flown, you most likely know the sensation of your ears plugging up. Irritating, right? Here’s why that happens. The most common reason for ears to feel clogged or plugged is due to something called Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Eustachian is pronounced “You-Station”). The Eustachian tube connects the back of the nose to the...
Should you get a hearing test?
Posted by Brent Lowry on April 12, 2021
Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise? If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss. It’s not uncommon for friends and family...
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