Image of Old and New Hearing AidsGone are the days of large, clunky devices hanging over your ears. Today’s hearing aids are more technologically advanced than ever before and come in a variety of styles to fit your needs.

A study conducted from 2009 to 2019 suggests that people who wear hearing aids are less embarrassed by wearing hearing devices, more satisfied with their device capabilities, and believe device designs have improved.

Hearing aids are no longer just devices to improve hearing. Because of their technological compatibility with smart devices, they are receiving praise and high-tech equipment that is on par with the fast-paced technological trends of today.

Seniors with family during holiday celebrationReconnecting with family and making memories is always a must during the holiday season, but your hearing loss could cause you to miss out on those precious moments. Don’t wait until it’s too late, start taking steps now to prep your ears for the sounds of the season.

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Holiday parties present acoustic challenges that can affect your hearing capability depending on the venue. Take some time to plan your seating arrangements so your ears won’t have to strain to decipher the merriment.

Image of man smoking and drinking.There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for managing tinnitus because each case is unique. However, your daily habits and environmental interactions may be worsening your symptoms.

Here are some common triggers and how you can create a strategy to cope with flare-ups.

Image of woman covering her hearWe all have sounds we don’t like, but some people find certain sounds almost unbearable. Misophonia and hyperacusis are hearing conditions caused by a miscommunication in signals between your ears and brain when these sounds occur.

Determining the difference between these conditions is partially based on an individual’s reaction to trigger sounds. The two conditions can trigger significantly different emotional and physical reactions.

teacher in classroomFor teachers with hearing loss, leading a classroom of energetic young minds (and bodies) can prove challenging, but a little preparation can go a long way in making the teaching honor roll.