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Can Hearing Aids Help with Unilateral Hearing Loss?

Woman Whispering into the Ear of Her Daughter Who Has Unilateral Hearing Loss

 

With hearing loss in both ears, it’s often recommended that a person wear two hearing aids instead of just one. However, this becomes more debatable when a person only has hearing loss in one ear, or unilateral hearing loss. In cases where a person experiences significant to profound hearing loss in one ear, it is often referred to as single-sided deafness. Continue reading to learn more about this hearing loss type, what causes it, and how hearing aids might be able to help.

4 Tips for Better Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids on the Job

Woman Who is Adjusting to Hearing Aids with Her Two Coworkers

 

Many are surprised to learn that when your hearing aids arrive, you won’t immediately start hearing better. In fact, most hearing aid wearers experience a 3 to 5 week adjustmentAlthough this adjustment period will eventually lead to improved hearing, it can be a challenge in the workplace. To make adjusting to your hearing aids just a little less difficult, here are 5 tips.

3 Tips for Visiting the Doctor If You Have Hearing Loss

Hand of Doctor Taking Notes about Hearing Loss

 

As we get older, regular visits to the doctor are even more crucial to keeping our health in check. At the same time, however, we are also more likely to acquire age-related hearing loss. When you have hearing loss, you may struggle to even hear the questions your doctor asks or what medications he prescribes. To make those trips to the doctor easier, try following these 3 tips.

What Can You Do about Cookie Bite Hearing Loss?

Young Woman with Cookie Bite Hearing Loss Looking Out a Window

 

You can address cookie bite hearing loss with the help of hearing aids. Before purchasing hearing aids, however, it’s valuable to understand how this hearing loss affects your hearing. A more unusual form of sensorineural hearing loss, cookie bite hearing loss impacts one’s ability to hear mid-range frequencies rather than high-frequencies. If you have been struggling to hear and suspect you are suffering from cookie bite hearing loss, continue reading for more information on what this hearing loss is and what treatments are available.

How to Handle Group Conversations with Hearing Loss

Two Older Men Having a Conversation Over Coffee

 

Whether you have age-related hearing loss, or any hearing loss type for that matter, group conversations are likely something you try to avoid. Between the multiple voices chiming in at once, to missing so much information that nothing seems to make sense, group conversations often become more unpleasant than enjoyable. The good news is that there are coping strategies available to make those frustrating situations a little bit easier. For your convenience, here are 10 tips for better handling group conversations when you have hearing loss.  

Early Onset Dementia and Hearing Loss

Young Man and Young Woman at Risk for Early Onset Dementia

 

Can hearing loss increase the chances of a middle-aged person acquiring a memory-related disease? This question had gone unanswered until Dr. Yune S. Lee from Ohio State University chose to explore it. In 2018, Dr. Lee sought to determine if hearing loss in middle-aged adults is a risk factor for dementia. If dementia runs in your family, you may be interested to know how you can prevent it. Continue reading to learn more about early onset dementia and its connection to hearing loss.

Can Noisy Work Environments Cause Hearing Loss?

Construction Worker Being Exposed to Loud Noises

 

Jobs that keep you physically active, like construction work, don't entirely put you in the clear from health issues resulting from your work environment. One particular health concern that many people in such industries may face is noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss occurs when a person is exposed to damaging sound levels for extended periods of time. If your job regularly puts you in a noisy work environment, you may benefit from learning more about this hearing loss, how to prevent it, and what you can do if you have it.

Hearing Aid 101: 5 Things You Need to Know

Books, Pencils, and Blocks for Learning about Hearing Aids

 

While hearing aids have been around for well over a century, they remain one of the most commonly misunderstood medical devices. That being said, if you’re in the market for a hearing aid, you likely have a lot of questions about what they are really capable of. In this Hearing Aid 101, we’ll cover those hearing aid basics that you’ve probably been wondering about. Here are just 5 need to knows.

3 Ways Hearing Aids Help You to Hear Better

Elderly Couple Watching Television

 

These days, you may find yourself turning the TV volume to the highest setting just to get a remote idea of what the newscasters are saying. Unfortunately, if you’re watching TV with others, they may become frustrated because the high TV volume hurts their ears. Sound familiar? If so, there’s a better way to hear your favorite television program, as well as those beloved conversations with your friends and family: Start wearing hearing aids! Let’s break down how they can make hearing easier and life more enjoyable.

What You Should be Eating to Improve Your Hearing

A Healthy Salad for Healthier Hearing

 

Especially as you get older, you may want to become more intentional about the food you eat. For instance, as we age, the more likely we are to obtain age-related hearing loss. In this way, you may want to start eating foods that can help to prevent hearing problems like this. To keep hearing your best, here are 6 vitamins and minerals to watch for, as well as several suggestions for foods you may want to start incorporating into your diet.