Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling

Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling Researchers report, those with mild hearing loss (25 decibels) are three times more likely to have a history of falling as compared with those with normal hearing, and for every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss, the likelihood of falling increases by 1.4 (Lin … Read More

Single-Sided Deafness

Single-sided deafness (SSD) is defined as a condition when one has non-functional hearing in one ear that does not receive benefit from traditional amplification and normal or near normal hearing in the other ear. While the precise incidence of SSD is unknown, the prevalence is estimated at 3-6% of the … Read More

Cochlear Implants

This next blog was written by our Cochlear Implant audiologist, James Griffitts, Au.D. and 4th Year Doctoral student, Meghan Williams. Have you ever been in a situation where it is quiet, you are wearing your hearing aids, and you just cannot understand what your wife, child, or significant other is … Read More

Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Diseases

Research shows a person’s hearing health and cardiovascular health frequently correspond. Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery disease issues which can be caused by a number of factors. These include high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. Researchers have found that narrow, clogged blood vessels which become unable … Read More

The Link between Hearing Loss and Dementia

According to Herbert, Weuve, Scherr and Evans (2013), 4.7 million Americans over the age of 65 were diagnosed with dementia. Audiology today (2014) reports 40% of those over 65 years old will present with hearing loss and 66% over 75 will have hearing loss. In 2011, a link between hearing … Read More