Celeste Sampey grew up like most of us, a happy, healthy, active kid with a couple of siblings. But one thing was different. Unbeknownst to herself and her family, she has sensorineural hearing loss. That’s a common type of hearing loss that prohibits you from distinguishing certain sounds and making sense of what’s being said Read more..
Patient Profile: Female, Professional, Active lifestyle, Style Maven and Hearing Impaired The profile of Dorrie Jacobson gets better and should be inspiring to anyone, perhaps even more so to those with hearing loss. Dorrie is 81 years old and a proud wearer of hearing aids provided by Robyn Edgson. She leads a life as active Read more..
On a slow day, Laura Picton-Hildreth converses with half a dozen administrators and board members. In her job managing the local school’s insurance program, she can’t afford to miss a detail. She’s responsible for protecting the school’s assets, and a serious mistake could be costly to school district. In her spare time, Laura is devoted Read more..
Hearing aids change the lives of thousands of Americans annually. Those who take the leap into wearing hearing devices realize the extent of all they’ve been missing once they try them out. We meet people regularly who have been leery of trying hearing devices for one reason or another. Through our Hear for the Holidays Read more..
Hot summer days and the right set of wheels beg for a fast, open-air drive down the highway. And why not? With the wind blowing your hair amok, the sound of the road, your car and other cars making it impossible to talk – who would want to anyway – and timelessness transport us to Read more..
Diabetes and hearing loss are two leading health concerns today. Not surprisingly, many adults, especially older are afflicted with both. Recent studies show diabetics are twice as likely as non-diabetics to experience hearing loss while those with pre-diabetic symptoms show a 30% higher rate of hearing loss than those with normal blood glucose levels. Most Read more..
The holidays have a way of bringing families and friends together. For people with untreated hearing loss, holiday gatherings can be extremely difficult. With multiple loud conversations, kids playing, music, and the commotion that make up a big gathering, it is easier for one with a hearing loss to withdraw from the situation rather than Read more..
Numerous studies link hearing loss to a variety of health issues like cardiovascular disease, brain tissue loss and sleep apnea, among others. There are other, less obvious, mental health issues linked to hearing loss that are frequently unrecognized or seen as independent from hearing issues: declining confidence, depression, and social isolation. These issues, if left Read more..
Stadium Induced Hearing Loss? With football season comes bragging rights. A battle for bragging rights is getting nosier between football fans in Seattle and Kansas City. The Seattle Seahawks, known for their enthusiastic fans which they call the 12th man on the field, has lost the loudest fan record to the Kansas City Chiefs this Read more..