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The Hearing Rehab Center Blog

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  • Hearing Loss Can Be Lonely Untreated hearing loss has serious emotional and social consequences for people. Learn how treating hearing loss can have a positive impact on a person's life.
  • How Loud is Too Loud How loud is too loud? Learn when everyday noises cause permanent hearing loss and how to protect your hearing from noise damage.
  • Hearing Loss in the Workplace On a recent office visit a patient expressed frustration with hearing and understanding her clients, colleagues and supervisor. Does this sound familiar?
  • What to expect once I have Hearing Aids Once you have been fit with your new hearing aids it is important to understand that it will take time to get use to all the new sounds you are hearing. At first, things may sound different including your own voice but over time you will begin to get use to these sounds.
  • Hearing Loss and Personal Safety One topic that is often overlooked when it comes to untreated hearing loss is the topic of personal safety. You may not realize it, but your hearing plays a critical role in keeping you and you loved ones safe.
  • Tinnitus Treatment Using Sound Therapy Is ringing in your ears causing discomfort in your life? Learn about the latest tinnitus treatment using sound therapy.
  • Is a Loved Ones Hearing Loss Driving You Crazy? Hearing loss is not frustrating for just the person suffering, but also for their communication partners; spouses, family, friends, and other important people.
  • Loud Toys and Childrens Hearing When deciding which toys to buy children and grandchildren, how many of us take into consideration how loud the toy may be? Probably a very small percentage. When we think of hearing loss and noise exposure, we typically don't consider our youngest generation, but they can be at risk for excessive noise exposure and possibly noise induced hearing loss from certain toys that are marketed to them.
  • Alzheimers Disease and Hearing Loss Did you know the symptoms of untreated hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease are very similar? Symptoms of both Alzheimer’s and hearing loss include: depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation; reduced language comprehension and/or language ability; impaired memory or reduced cognitive input; inappropriate psychosocial responses; reduced mental scores on testing; denial, defensiveness, negativity and distrust and suspicion that others are talking about them.
  • Social Stigma of Hearing Loss The stigma associated with hearing loss can be a big obstacle for individuals who need help to hear better. Some individuals are afraid to take the next step because of how they think their friends, family, or acquaintances may view them. Negative stereotypes and prejudices have followed hearing loss for years, and it surprises me how many people still associate those misperceptions to hearing loss.