Good to know about hearing and wellness

Hearing well means living well. Browse these short articles for tips, trends and tales on topics related to hearing.

September 23, 2020

Hearing aids and masks

Face masks have always been a staple for many healthcare workers. With the onset of Covid-19, the CDC is recommending (and many states now require) that everyone wears a mask in public to help prevent the spread of the virus. This may take some getting used to, especially if you wear both hearing aids and a mask. HearingLife’s Chief Audiologist, […]
July 23, 2020

Do Men and Women “Hear” Differently?

Many women have complained that men don’t listen, but we don’t believe that is true. There IS evidence, however that men and women really do hear differently. The first thing to note is that a study done at the Indiana University School of Medicine¹ shows via brain scans that men tend to listen primarily with one side of their brain, […]
October 28, 2019

What is permanent hearing loss?

Is hearing loss always permanent? This is a popular question, and one that is very important to understand and investigate if you are experiencing any type of difficulty hearing. There are different types of hearing loss, and not all hearing loss is permanent. If you have temporary hearing loss it is important to understand the underlying cause, and seek treatment […]
September 5, 2019

Identifying hearing loss in others

In the US, approximately 48 million people over the age of 18 have difficulty hearing, and research has proven that untreated hearing loss can lead to greater consequences like social isolation and depression.¹ But on average, it can take a person 7 years to seek professional help for their hearing. So, this begs the questions: What can we do as […]
March 27, 2019

How Do I Protect My Ears When I Ride a Motorcycle?

The biggest risk to your hearing when riding a motorcycle is exhaust and engine noise, right? Wrong. It’s actually the wind noise. How Wind Noise Can Damage Your Ears Thirty million Americans are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the workplace, in recreational settings and at home—and motorcyclists are among them1. The good news is that NIHL is […]
March 13, 2019

How do I Protect My Ears When I Fly?

You are packed and at the airport in plenty of time. You navigated security without any hang-ups, visited the check-in counter and made your way to the gate. You are ready to board the plane and head to your destination. You probably aren’t thinking too much about the noise level on the plane and whether or not traveling by air […]