You would be surprised to hear how many people have never had their hearing tested. Even if you don’t think you’re having trouble hearing, it’s recommended that you should at least have a baseline hearing test from a Doctor of Audiology by the time you turn 50 years old. A baseline hearing test is vital
Northland Audiology & Hearing Services is expanding to Cordova, Alaska. Southeast Alaska’s premier hearing care provider will now be providing high-quality hearing healthcare for people in the Cordova community starting in January 2020. Northland Audiology & Hearing Services, which has been providing hearing healthcare to Southeast Alaskans since 1993, currently has an office in Juneau,
Most people know that cigarette smoking carries a myriad of health risks. But did you know that cigarette smoke can also damage your hearing? If you’re a smoker – or live with someone who smokes – chances are your hearing is at risk. Smoking affects your hearing health in a variety of ways: Cigarettes contain
It is easy to take the gift of hearing for granted. Hearing supports connections to the world and people around us. Good hearing supports confidence at work and with family, and it helps people engage in the joys of living. Since we often pay little attention to the cacophony of background sounds of daily living,
Holiday family gatherings are a time when it can become evident that someone has trouble hearing. A family member with untreated haring loss may feel forced to choose between not understanding conversations or not participating in celebrations at all. Family members may notice typical signs of hearing loss such as: Needing the television volume loud.
Even though hearing loss is the 3rd most common health issue for Americans, some people initially delay seeking a solution because they still reject the notion that they have a hearing deficit. Their negative psychological reactions upon receiving a formal diagnosis may include: Denial. If your hearing has declined gradually, you may have trouble believing
Untreated hearing loss is a contributing factor in the development of dementia. Researchers have not only found strong correlations between the two, but they also believe that treating hearing loss early, staying mentally active, and maintaining strong social connections all can help lower risks of cognitive decline. Untreated hearing loss burdens cognitive functioning. The less