New Standards to Protect Young Peoples’ Hearing

More than ever before, young people are at risk of acquiring hearing loss. Our city streets are getting louder every day, with squealing bus brakes and the construction site around the corner. School hallways are notoriously loud, and exercise classes often far exceed safe listening …

Musicians’ Concerns with Hearing Loss

While everyone deserves to hear clearly, there are a few professions that require excellent hearing, and if you’re an air traffic controller, an emergency dispatcher, or anyone working in law enforcement, hearing clearly is important for everyone’s safety. Hearing is also essential in many factory …

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

A recent study in the Canadian Journal on Aging tries to understand two complicated and easily misunderstood conditions. On the one hand, memory loss afflicts many people, particularly those who are older in age, and we still know strikingly little about the workings of serious …

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Its resolution time! Maybe you are going to try and hit the gym more, take a hydro-exercise class at the pool, eat healthy, absorb a little more cultural activities or devote yourself to a little more “me” time. Whatever the resolution, resolve to take a …

Understanding Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden changes to your hearing can be alarming. If you’ve been hearing fine one day and feel like sounds around you are muffled the next day, it can be disconcerting and uncomfortable. You might wonder just how common sudden hearing loss is, and what you …

A Connection between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

When it comes to your hearing health, some causes of hearing loss seem pretty obvious. Everyone knows that extremely loud noises can cause hearing loss, and that age slowly wears away at your hearing. But there are many causes of hearing loss you might not …