April 3, 2018

Hearing loss and depression: what you need to know

Hearing loss is linked to depression Years of anecdotal evidence have linked hearing loss and depression. Now there is a growing body of scientific data to support this link. The few studies that existed showed mixed results, tenuous connections, and primarily focused on seniors or specific demographics. However, a 2014 study documented the connection between depression and hearing impairment with […]
May 15, 2018

Hearing Aids May Improve Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss Impacts Cognition, Hearing Aids May Help While the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline including dementia has been established, causality isn’t yet clear. A new study, however, suggests that wearing hearing aids may help postpone or possibly protect against future cognitive problems. About the study More than 250 people from Maryland with an average age in the […]
June 12, 2018

Research Links Stroke to Sudden Hearing Loss

The onset of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) can be a frightening experience. Since it is unpredictable and develops rapidly, it is especially alarming. Most incidents of SSNHL develop within three days and are usually unilateral – affecting only one ear. Individuals may wake up to discover hearing loss, or they may notice it occurring over the course of several […]
July 3, 2018

Does coffee help prevent tinnitus?

Say yes to the extra shot of espresso – caffeine linked to lower risk of tinnitus Love your cappuccino or a straight shot of espresso but worry how caffeine affects you? In terms of your hearing health, we are pleased to share some good news. Research shows that caffeine from coffee or tea may be connected to lower risks of […]
September 1, 2018

Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss – What You Need to Know

In 2014, researchers presented a study1 at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on how sleep apnea can affect hearing. The fairly conclusive results discovered that sleep apnea negatively impacts a person’s hearing. In addition, the research showed that sleep apnea can cause both high and low frequency hearing loss. “What is sleep apnea?” Sleep apnea is when a person has […]
September 18, 2019

Hearing Loss Statistics

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has a hearing loss. In adults over 75, almost half have difficulty hearing. In fact, hearing loss is the third most chronic physical condition in the United States.1 You may have been left […]