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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 I Get My Hearing Checked by a Professional?
How Often Should I Get My 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
Do I Really Need an Annual Hearing Test?
Do I 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
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
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 ear… Read More
5 Everyday Jobs Where Workers Are Losing Their Hearing
5 Everyday Jobs Where Workers Are Losing Their Hearing
Noise exposure is the world’s leading cause of hearing loss - but it hasn’t always been. 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… 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
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

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