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5 little-known hearing health facts
5 little-known hearing health facts
You’ve no doubt heard plenty of common-sense advice about keeping your hearing healthy: wear ear plugs to loud events, take a break from noisy work environments, don’t use cotton swabs to clean your ears, etc. However, while hearing changes are a natural part of aging, your ability to hear is more complex—and connected to more factors—than just aging and noise exposure. Research… Read More
From date nights to brunch buddies: 5 new restaurant trends to try
From date nights to brunch buddies: 5 new restaurant trends to try
Clocking your daily miles on the golf course or treadmill aren’t the only ways to stay active as you age. One great (and tasty) way to add some sizzle to your social life is to try the newest food trends!From egg yolks to vegan burgers, there are a lot of fun new concepts out there simmering.  Head out to your favorite local eatery and decide for yourself whether these new food crazes… Read More
Hear these 5 amazing sounds while traveling the U.S.
Hear these 5 amazing sounds while traveling the U.S.
From the redwood forest to the streams of North Carolina, there’s no shortage of amazing sensory experiences between the east and west coast. Here are five amazing sounds that are worth taking a detour to hear while traveling the U.S.Add them to your bucket list, travel itinerary, or a sporadic day of adventure. The sounds of nature Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve,… Read More
Is your job harming your hearing health?
Is your job harming your hearing health?
There are many factors to consider when choosing a job you love. Maybe you already have been working the career of your dreams for years, but have you ever considered if your job is harming your hearing health? What is occupational hearing loss?According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), occupational hearing loss due to noise exposure is one of the most common work-related… Read More
Protect Your Hearing Month: Resource Roundup
Protect Your Hearing Month: Resource Roundup
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month (also known as Audiologist Awareness Month) —and it’s also a great time to get the facts on just what causes hearing loss, as well as what you can do to prevent it.Hearing loss affects approximately one-third of adults 61 to 70 years of age and more than 80 percent of those older than 85 years, according to the AAFP.And it’s… Read More
Why you should get your hearing tested, even if you already have hearing aids
Why you should get your hearing tested, even if you already have hearing aids
If you already have hearing aids, you may think you do not need to get your hearing tested. However, hearing loss prevention and treatment don’t end once you have a pair of devices, and that means keeping up with your regular hearing tests.Hearing health changes over time, which means your hearing aids may need to change, too. Annual hearing tests and bi-annual hearing checkups can help… Read More
5 sports to take up after 50
5 sports to take up after 50
Your physical health and your hearing abilities are more closely tied than you might realize. Staying active—especially during your golden years—delivers many benefits: physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.But what’s the best way to choose an enjoyable physical activity that fits your lifestyle and hearing abilities?Below, we’ll talk about the connection between your… Read More
How tinnitus affects your sleep
How tinnitus affects your sleep
If you are one of the 50 million Americans who lives with tinnitus, sleep may not come easily to you. Tinnitus is among a number of factors that cause sleeping difficulties among Americans that may require specific treatments for full relief. Read on to learn more about different ways to cope with and treat tinnitus, so you can get a good night’s sleep.What is tinnitus?If you experience the… Read More
Can small hearing aids fit big losses?
Can small hearing aids fit big losses?
When it comes to today’s hearing aids, cosmetic appeal often plays a big role in which types of hearing aids users choose. Because of their discreet size, natural listening experience, superior performance, and small size, smaller models have become a popular choice among hearing aid users.While more discreet models like in-the-ear (ITE), in-the-canal (ITC) and “invisible” (IIC) hearing… Read More
What to teach your grandchildren about hearing loss
What to teach your grandchildren about hearing loss
You love being a grandparent and you love your grandchildren. You especially love their inquisitive nature and all of the interesting questions they ask you, like:“Why is the sky blue?” “What happened to the dinosaurs?” “What are those things in your ears?”Your local natural history museum may be better suited to help explain that happened to the dinosaurs, but here are a few… Read More
Breaking down the cost of hearing aids
Breaking down the cost of hearing aids
There’s no way around it – hearing aids are an investment.While quality hearing aids don’t come cheap, you don’t need to be thrown off by the price tag of technology. These devices are capable of drastically improving your quality of life, helping you better understand conversations, and keeping you connected to the sounds you love.A lot of technology has gone into developing… Read More
Fall fashion over 50
Fall fashion over 50
Summer is winding down and the fall season is finally upon us. For most of us, sandals, shorts, and T-Shirts will be replaced with boots, sweaters, and scarves. Use this change of season to show off the latest fall fashions with your hearing aids.Hearing aids and fall fashion over 50 Whether or not you’re a hearing aid-wearer, there are plenty of ways to play with this fall’s unique… Read More
How to take care of hearing aids in the heat
How to take care of hearing aids in the heat
From taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Midwestern summers to enjoying your golden years on the Atlantic coast, no matter where you’re soaking up the sun, it’s important not to forget to take care of your hearing aids when temperatures rise. Just like cell phones, laptops, and other electronics, many hearing aids are susceptible to damage from water, sweat, debris, and… Read More
9 surprising causes of hearing loss
9 surprising causes of hearing loss
You probably already know the common causes of hearing loss – aging, loud noises and even your work environment frequently do damage to your ears. However, there are other causes you may be less aware of that could be impacting your hearing health. Below, we’ve listed nine surprising causes of hearing loss – and what you can do to steer clear of them. … Read More
How do you treat hearing loss in one ear?
How do you treat hearing loss in one ear?
When you hear sounds, you usually know which direction they came from, because sounds reach one ear microseconds before it reaches the other ear. However, when you experience hearing loss in one ear – otherwise known as unilateral hearing loss – your ability to locate the source of a sound, understand conversations in noisy environments, or even tune out background noise is greatly… Read More
Can you treat hearing loss naturally?
Can you treat hearing loss naturally?
Hearing loss can have a wide range of possible causes and can occur in the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and sometimes even the auditory nerve. Whether it’s due to age, too much loud noise, or certain types of illnesses, just about all of us will experience temporary or permanent hearing loss during our lives. While many types of hearing loss aren’t reversible, there are… Read More
How to finance a hearing aid upgrade
How to finance a hearing aid upgrade
Some things in life deserve an upgrade. Your wardrobe, your car, your hearing aid. Yes, even your hearing aid needs an upgrade from time to time. Hearing aids, especially high quality hearing aids, are worth the upgrade. You may be hesitant to make the investment, which is understandable, but upgrading your hearing aids is easier and more affordable than you may think!  … Read More
Understanding the hidden costs of untreated hearing loss
Understanding the hidden costs of untreated hearing loss
Many people put off their hearing health because they fear the cost of treating hearing loss will be too high, but the truth of the matter is putting off treating your hearing loss can cost you more over time. From increased medical bills to decreased quality of life, hearing loss effects more than your ability to hear and understand others. Here are just a few of the hidden costs of… Read More
What to expect from your visit to the audiologist
What to expect from your visit to the audiologist
Experts recommend making regular visits to your audiologist, or hearing care professional, a part of your medical healthcare regimen, regardless of age and whether or not you already wear hearing aids. While it’s normal to feel unsure of what to expect from your first visit to your audiologist, we’re here to assure you your appointment is nothing to be apprehensive about. This… Read More
How often should you get your hearing checked by a professional?
How often should you get your hearing checked by a professional?
You make an appointment with your doctor for a yearly check-up. You make an appointment with your dentist for a bi-annual teeth-cleaning, but what about your hearing? Do you schedule an appointment every year to get your hearing checked by a professional?Health professionals recommend getting a baseline hearing test by the time you reach adulthood and an annual hearing test after the age of 55… Read More
What’s age got to do with it?
What’s age got to do with it?
When it comes to hearing health, research shows members of every generation experience the effects of hearing loss.  Connect Hearing’s infographic, Hearing Loss Among Age Groups, details hearing health statistics for a variety of age groups. Hearing loss is common – more common than you might think. Almost one in four adults who reported excellent to good hearing already have… Read More
4 reasons to get your hearing checked by a professional
4 reasons to get your hearing checked by a professional
Hearing loss is very treatable, but many people don’t even realize they’ve experienced hearing loss until years after it has begun. In fact, a study done by the CDC revealed that one in four adults who reported having good or excellent hearing actually had measurable hearing loss. Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms, regular professional hearing screenings go a long way in… Read More
6 ways hearing aids improve your quality of life
6 ways hearing aids improve your quality of life
Hearing loss is common. In fact, it’s the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States, and about 1 in 5 Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Yet despite this prevalence, only about 20 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. Hearing aids provide clinically-proven benefits beyond improved hearing and understanding of others.… Read More
Do you really need an annual hearing test?
Do you really need an annual hearing test?
Getting an annual hearing test may not always be at the top of your to-do list, but it gives you the power to take control of your hearing health—and allows you peace of mind knowing that you have done everything you can to prevent or combat hearing loss.By making hearing health evaluations part of your normal health regimen— starting with a baseline hearing testing once you reach… Read More
Celebrating Better Hearing Month
Celebrating Better Hearing Month
May is Better Hearing Month! To celebrate, Connect Hearing is offering nearly 300 free hearing health events across the United States.Hearing loss is one of the most common physical health concerns for people of all ages, with as many as one in four adults in America suffering from hearing loss. Its negative consequences reach far beyond hearing loss itself to include isolation, cognitive… Read More
How to clean your ears (and how NOT to)
How to clean your ears (and how NOT to)
Ears are self-cleaning organs. Don’t believe it? That’s no surprise considering there’s an entire industry devoted to having you believe otherwise. From drugstore cotton swabs to spa-provided ear candling services, you have many opportunities to hand over money for potentially dangerous substitutes for something your body does just fine on its own. Read on to learn more about how your ears… Read More
5 everyday jobs where workers are losing their hearing
5 everyday jobs where workers are losing their hearing
Before the industrial revolution, humans' exposure to loud noise was limited to the occasional storm or large gathering. But today, many of us need only head to work to experience noise loud enough to cause serious hearing damage.The noises don't have to be extremely loud, either. Just 85 decibels, roughly the sound of busy traffic, is enough to cause hearing damage within eight… Read More
Fireworks & your hearing
Fireworks & your hearing
For millions of Americans young and old, fireworks displays mark the pinnacle of 4th of July festivities. But as the marvelous displays delight our eyes, we too often forget what’s going on with our ears.Like other explosives, fireworks produce sounds well past the decibel level where hearing damage occurs. A single loud explosion may cause irreversible trauma to the nerve cells of the inner… Read More
5 signs it’s time for new hearing instruments
5 signs it’s time for new hearing instruments
If you’re already a hearing aid wearer, you know hearing aids are a significant investment, but don't let the cost of hearing aids deter you from purchasing one because there are multiple ways to finance the cost of your hearing aid. All Connect Hearing aids are covered for three years under warranty and can last much longer with good care and maintenance. As with any piece of… Read More
Myths about hearing aids
Myths about hearing aids
Many people find it hard to bring themselves to buy a hearing aid and use a whole range of excuses to justify their actions. Not all their statements are wholly false. However, these excuses often don't apply to the latest technology. Many "truths" that you hear today about hearing aids are outdated and stem from a time when hearing aids worked using the old analog technology. We have put… Read More
Are two hearing aids better than one?
Are two hearing aids better than one?
We get this question from clients regularly. Often, their hearing specialist has recommended two hearing aids and they ask whether the benefit outweighs the increased cost. The answer is usually yes. One hearing aid simply can't do the work of two. This can also hold true even if you only experience hearing loss in one ear.The reason comes down to the way our auditory system is… Read More

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