Hearing Loss Moves Down the Age Ladder

Hearing Loss Moves Down the Age Ladder

Recent studies — and ample anecdotal evidence — are making it clear that hearing loss is becoming more common in younger adults. Less and less is it a Grandpa Simpson issue. It’s now believed that up to a quarter of people between 18 and 44 have reported some kind of...
A Big Word For A Common Condition

A Big Word For A Common Condition

Although it’s not inevitable, as we age hearing loss is very common. One of the culprits is presbycusis, which is estimated to appear in 30 to 40 percent of those over the age of 65. It’s a natural part of the aging process. Because it’s a gradual process, presbycusis...
The Long-Term Impact of Careers on Hearing

The Long-Term Impact of Careers on Hearing

This is probably not a shocker, but studies are continuing to show that older people who had careers in the construction trades are at a higher risk for hearing loss. Any job that entailed constant exposure to high-decibel sound can result in hearing issues later in...
Your Hearing and Your Allergies

Your Hearing and Your Allergies

There are a number of health issues that can affect your hearing, including stress and cardiovascular problems. But one very common thing to be aware of is allergies. One of the underlying challenges with allergies is that they oftentimes cause the human immune system...
Understanding a Frightening Development

Understanding a Frightening Development

Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is a not uncommon — but not well-understood — phenomenon. If it happens to you or someone you know, the first step is to seek immediate medical help and advice. Sometimes SHL is only temporary. But sometimes it is not. Stress is believed to...