The Link Between Iron Deficiency and Hearing Loss

For the millions with varying degrees of hearing loss, it’s not always as simple and straightforward as having trouble hearing. Many of the 48 million Americans in the hard of hearing community have associated conditions, such as tinnitus, depression, or as a recent study suggests: iron deficiency anemia. Conducted by researchers from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine,… Continue reading The Link Between Iron Deficiency and Hearing Loss

Understanding The Degrees Of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss falls into one of five categories: Mild, moderate, severe, severe-to-profound, and profound. Determining the degree of hearing loss is the responsibility of a hearing healthcare professional who measures how loud a sound must be for you to hear it, and which frequencies are the hardest for you to understand. Measuring Sound A unit… Continue reading Understanding The Degrees Of Hearing Loss

How Hearing Loss Can Increase Your Chance of Accidental Injuries

There are many ways your daily lives can be affected when struggling with hearing loss. Depression, isolation, and just simple difficulty hearing can significantly change the lives of those who are hard of hearing. But according to data compiled by the National Health Interview Survey, respondents who reported they had trouble hearing were twice as… Continue reading How Hearing Loss Can Increase Your Chance of Accidental Injuries

Hearing Loss May Impact Your Child’s School Attendance

With an estimated 2 to 3 out of every 1000 children born with hearing loss in the United States, hearing impairments in our schools are becoming an increasingly common occurrence with possibly lifelong complications. Poor academic achievement, trouble in developing social skills due to self-isolation and stigma, and delayed language acquisition have all been identified as possible… Continue reading Hearing Loss May Impact Your Child’s School Attendance

How Co-Occurring Hearing and Visual Problems Are Affecting Children’s Education

Studies have shown the difficulties children face in educational settings when struggling with hearing loss or visual complications. Social isolation, stunted emotional, social, and cognitive development, and decreased academic performance are all possible outcomes with children who are dealing with one of these complications, but a new study from The Centre for Child and Adolescent Health at… Continue reading How Co-Occurring Hearing and Visual Problems Are Affecting Children’s Education

Why So Many With Hearing Loss Don’t Wear (Or Stop Wearing) Hearing Aids

Believe it or not, even though hearing loss is a growing epidemic, millions still choose to not wear hearing aids even when they can directly benefit. It may sound strange, but surveys and studies have highlighted understandable grievances with their devices, giving audiologists and hearing aid companies needed feedback and insight on these products. With… Continue reading Why So Many With Hearing Loss Don’t Wear (Or Stop Wearing) Hearing Aids

Center for Better Hearing is Proud to Support Habitat for Humanity

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading Center for Better Hearing is Proud to Support Habitat for Humanity

Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss In Children Leads To Alterations In How The Brain Processes Sound

Early childhood deafness causes changes in how the brain processes sound. In childhood, the structure and the function of the auditory system, which processes sounds in the brain, develops as a response to sounds. In a deaf child, a functional reorganization of the auditory system occurs, and the child responds more to visual stimuli. Now,… Continue reading Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss In Children Leads To Alterations In How The Brain Processes Sound

4 Signs Your Hearing Loss Is From a Ruptured Eardrum

It can be a terrifying and even painful experience for some to suddenly experience hearing loss and not know why. To make matters worse, hearing loss can be a result of a large swath of complications, with new causes such as neurological disorders or technology like vaping, discovered all of the time. Other than seeking out the help… Continue reading 4 Signs Your Hearing Loss Is From a Ruptured Eardrum