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October Is National Audiology Awareness Month

Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That is over 4 times the amount of people who live in New York City.The statistics are shocking and even more so knowing that over half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65. Hearing loss is an increasing Continue Reading

The National Hearing Test

An Over the Phone Hearing Test?Yes, there really is a hearing test that you can take over the phone—and it was developed with the help of the National Institutes of Health!According to the website nationalhearingtest.org, the National Hearing Test is an accurate, validated hearing screening Continue Reading

Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Use

About 1 in 6 U.S. adults ages 18 and over reports some trouble hearing = 37.5 million U.S. adults.28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids.Only 1 in 4 U.S. adults ages 20 and over who could benefit from hearing aids has used them.About 1 in 6 adults (16%) ages 20 Continue Reading

Hearing Loss Fast Facts⁠—Did You Know?

Hearing LossAbout 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.1 More than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.2 Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report Continue Reading

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

A young boy speaking letters. Text reads May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Communication across the lifespan.

Better Hearing and Speech Month Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sponsors Better Hearing & Speech Month in an effort to educate the public about hearing and communication disorders. The theme for 2019 is "Communication Across the Lifespan."Hearing and Continue Reading

Too Loud. Too Long

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Factors Affecting Hearing Loss The extent of damage to your hearing caused by noise depends on:Decibel level: How loud the sound is. Distance: How close you are to the source of the sound. Time: The length of time you are exposed to the sound.Decibel Level​ The louder the sound, Continue Reading

Am Losing My Hearing? Signs of Hearing Loss

You might think that it would be easy to recognize hearing loss but, because onset is often gradual, you could be missing the signs. Have you found yourself asking someone to slow down, stop mumbling, or enunciate? Is it difficult to follow a conversation when you are in a busy room? These can be Continue Reading

Hearing Aids and Cell Phones

Young man with hearing aid using a cell phone.

People who wear hearing aids or have implanted hearing devices may experience some difficulties when trying to use cell phones. That buzzing noise you hear is interference due to radiofrequency (RF) emissions from your phone. RF interference does not occur for all combinations of digital wireless Continue Reading