Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the noises of nature. Leaves rusting on the ground. Children laughing as they go trick or treating. Logs crackling as you sit around a campfire.
Of course, if you’re suffering from hearing loss, you’re missing out on all these wonderful sounds.
As the season progresses, see if you can hear these subtle noises. If not, come into Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions for a hearing test. Our staff can evaluate your hearing and determine if hearing devices would enhance your hearing health.
Have a glass of wine it's summer time, and it's good for your hearing and mind! Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit reported some interesting results in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
The study funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders found that a substance found in red grapes and red wine, Resveratrol, may act as a protection from hearing loss and cognitive decline.
Resveratrol is a very powerful chemical that seems to protect against the body’s inflammatory process as it relates to aging, cognition, and hearing loss.“We’ve shown that by giving animals resveratrol, we can reduce the amount of hearing and cognitive decline”, stated Dr. Michael D. Seidman, Head & Neck Surgery.
Exposure to loud noise can cause hearing loss that often takes the form of temporary or permanent tinnitus.
Tinnitus is described as a nagging buzzing, whistling, whining, or screeching noise in the head or ears that varies in intensity and can be intermittent or constant. The degree of loudness and even the type of sound is particular to each person. Some tinnitus sufferers describe the noise as being as piercing and sharp, such as the signal used in the emergency broadcast system. Tinnitus research suggests that you are more likely to experience tinnitus if you also have a hearing loss.
Tinnitus afflicts 50 million people in the U.S., and it can be instigated or worsened by the sounds of summer like boats, firecrackers and lawnmowers. All of these sounds are produced at decibel levels that can increase or cause hearing loss and tinnitus.
People with hearing loss deserve choices that allow them to find the solution that best meets their individual needs.
At Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions, we believe this is best accomplished through a personal relationship with one of our certified hearing professionals.
Many people think that it will be easy to buy hearing aids at a box store or online. These options may seem like they will be cheaper or more convenient. But, there are several inherent problems for consumers looking to buy hearing aids this way. Let’s do the math.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which makes it the perfect time to schedule a hearing evaluation at Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions if you have experienced any degree of hearing loss.
Roughly 36 million people in the U.S. experience hearing loss and almost half of the U.S population over the age of 75 has some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss is a common health condition, only 20 percent of people visit a hearing specialist when they know there is a problem.
While hearing loss may seem like an inconvenience, it can have a major impact on your quality of life. People with hearing loss miss out on special moments with friends and loved ones. The constant struggle to hear can even leave a person feeling depressed, frustrated and anxious.