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Better Hearing Month: 5 ways to promote healthy hearing
Better Hearing Month: 5 ways to promote healthy hearing
Each May, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) observes national Better Hearing Month. This time provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of hearing care professionals in providing life-altering treatment. The official theme for 2018’s Better Hearing Month is “Communication for All”, and as an organization of hearing… Read More
An inside look at the life of an audiologist
An inside look at the life of an audiologist
When it comes to hearing care, there’s no shortage of information about today’s astounding technological advances. But what about the professionals who work every day to help demystify hearing care and hearing aids, and provide people with clearer hearing?Audiologists—those who have earned doctorates (Au.D.) in the field of audiology—are the medical professionals who are trained to… Read More
Put your clear hearing to work with these 8 jobs
Put your clear hearing to work with these 8 jobs
If you wear hearing aids, then you know that healthy hearing can open up a world of new opportunities. One of the biggest advantages? It’s now easier to communicate with others – which is especially helpful if your one of the growing number of retirees looking for post-retirement work.  While the initial buzz of retirement can be fun, you’ll want to figure out productive ways to… Read More
6 must-have hearing aid accessories
6 must-have hearing aid accessories
From Bluetooth®-enabled hearing aids, to hearing aids capable of answering and handling hands-free phone calls, today’s hearing technology offers a ton of cool features. But the convenience and style don’t end with the hearing aids themselves! Outside of the regular must-have accessories like audio streamers, portable microphones, and cordless phones, there are more than a few convenient and… Read More
Books for living successfully with hearing loss
Books for living successfully with hearing loss
If you’re one of the nearly 50 million Americans living with hearing loss, there is a wealth of support and information available to help you. From navigating vacations to adjusting to new hearing aids, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite books to help you live well, even with limited hearing abilities. Written by everyone from physicians to researchers to everyday people who know… Read More
4 inspiring Olympians with hearing loss
4 inspiring Olympians with hearing loss
With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics taking place this year, there’s a lot of focus on athletes.It goes without saying that being an professional athlete is no easy feat—especially when competing at elite levels. However, there are a few notable figures both past and present who have managed to outwork and outplay their opponents with an additional challenge: hearing loss.… Read More
The link between hearing loss and heart health
The link between hearing loss and heart health
You’ve heard it time and again, and probably from your physician during your annual physical: a healthy heart is the key to a healthy life. And it’s not without good reason that health practitioners advise you to take care of your cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women around the world. Every year, 750,000 Americans have a heart attack, and… Read More
Which headphones work best with hearing aids?
Which headphones work best with hearing aids?
Many hearing aid users often wonder if they can use headphones to enjoy their favorite music, movies, television shows and games in tandem with their hearing devices. The answer is yes! There is a wide variety of hearing aid-friendly headphones on the market. Of course, there are a few things to take into consideration when shopping around, such as the type of hearing aid you use,… Read More
When to upgrade your hearing aids
When to upgrade your hearing aids
When it comes to hearing aids, many users wonder when to get an upgrade. Is it best to wait until they break down beyond usability? Or are there advantages to upgrading more regularly? The simple answer is that hearing aids, like anything that gets used daily, have a limited lifespan. They also advance quickly, with new models and features hitting the market every year.Below, we explore… Read More
Tips for living with tinnitus
Tips for living with tinnitus
For many, it’s tough to avoid coming into contact with loud noises. From noisy workplaces to mowing the lawn to rock concerts, after spending enough time in noisy environments without hearing protection, some people may begin to feel as though they’re hearing constant, phantom noises—even in completely silent rooms.This is known as tinnitus, which is the perception of sound when no noise… Read More
What the new OTC hearing aid law means for you
What the new OTC hearing aid law means for you
In August of 2017, the president officially signed a new over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid legislation into law.  Whether or not you followed the story closely, there are a few important things to know about this bill, and how it will impact hearing care. OTC law: The short and sweet version The bill, officially known as the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, was… Read More
5 mental and emotional benefits of listening to music
5 mental and emotional benefits of listening to music
Each and every one of us encounters music on a daily basis, whether it’s that catchy commercial jingle, the radio playing in the waiting room of your dentist’s office, or your favorite melody you sing every night to your grandchildren. Music is everywhere, and research shows that – early Christmas tunes aside – this is a good thing. Check out these 5 mental and emotional benefits… Read More
7 tips to make your hearing aid batteries last
7 tips to make your hearing aid batteries last
If you’re like most hearing aid users, chances are you probably wouldn’t mind a little extra time between having to change your batteries. Here, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks that can help you increase the longevity of a charge. But before diving into what you can do, here’s a breakdown of what plays into your hearing aid battery’s lifespan. The staff at AARP have explained… Read More
5 hearing health resolutions for the New Year
5 hearing health resolutions for the New Year
For most people, the beginning of a new year is a time for reflecting and setting new goals to help make your life better in the coming year. But no matter who (or how old) you are, there’s one important lifestyle goal that needs to be on your resolutions list this year: healthier hearing. What exactly does the goal of better hearing look like? We assure you, it’s not as ambiguous as… Read More
7 tips for making the most of your hearing aids
7 tips for making the most of your hearing aids
Today in America, roughly 20 percent of the population have some degree of hearing loss. And of the 10 million between ages of 45 and 64, only 1 in 7 has taken steps to correct that loss with hearing aids. If you've recently joined that "1 Club," your life is about to change for the better. Once you've adjusted to your renewed hearing, make sure you're making the most of it — these tips… Read More
Hear the songs of the season with these holiday playlists
Hear the songs of the season with these holiday playlists
The holidays are officially in full swing – and what better way to get into the season than with holiday music? If you’re looking for a little holiday inspiration, look no further. We’ve got you covered with some great festive tunes. If you’ve never used Spotify to listen to music, don’t worry. A quick 15 seconds is all it takes to create a FREE account and enjoy millions of… Read More
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
Already have hearing aids? You still need regular checkups.
Already have hearing aids? You still need regular checkups.
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 new hearing aids
How to finance new hearing aids
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
When should you get your hearing checked?
When should you get your hearing checked?
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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