Categories for Hearing Loss

How to Keep Children with Hearing Loss Engaged in Youth Sports

December 24, 2019

There have been more examples popping up recently of deaf or hearing-impaired athletes finding success in their sports. This makes for great examples for young children who suffer from hearing loss and wish to participate in sports, but there are still plenty of difficulties and barriers they must overcome to have a positive experience as children. For adults who run youth sports teams or leagues, it is important to consider some of the steps you can take to include children with hearing loss in team sports. It can become easy for children with hearing loss to feel ostracized or unwanted,... View Article

Eating a Healthy Diet Can Help Prevent Hearing Loss

December 10, 2019

A recent study conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital indicates that a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss. The hospital announced the results of the study in a press release in November. Let’s take a closer look at the study and what it potentially means for the world of hearing and hearing aids in Waterloo, IA. The study In the study, researchers closely analyzed three-year changes in hearing sensitivities, and discovered women who kept eating patterns that closely adhered to recommended healthy dietary patterns (including the DASH diet or a Mediterranean diet) had a... View Article

Treating Veterans with Hearing Loss in Waterloo, IA

November 7, 2019

Tinnitus and varying levels of hearing loss top the list of the most common health ailments reported by military veterans to medical professionals. In the case of tinnitus, an affected person is likely to hear phantom ringing, humming and buzzing noises in their ears. No one else is hearing these sounds. Only after a diagnosis can treatment begin, but not everyone knows where to start. It’s not unusual for military personnel who have transitioned back to civilian life to encounter new challenges—especially individuals bringing home physical and emotional traumas connected to their service. Here’s what veterans with hearing loss in... View Article

October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October 31, 2019

It’s important to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of hearing loss caused by noise. As such, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) launched National Protect Your Hearing Month. Statistics show that nearly 24 percent of adults in the United States between the ages of 20 and 69 have tested positive for some level of hearing loss in one or both ears. Since October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, we’ve put together some information to help you maintain your hearing health this month and all year long. The trigger for noise-induced hearing loss Noise-induced... View Article

Understanding the Link Between Hearing Loss, Loneliness and Depression in Waterloo, IA

October 27, 2019

Hearing loss affects millions of people in the United States. Regardless of the extent of the hearing loss, it can have a significant impact in a variety of areas, including work performance, social interactions and family life. Recently, more and more researchers are focusing on the link between hearing loss, loneliness and depression in Waterloo, IA. Understanding some of these research findings can help many people who experience hearing loss find ways to improve their quality of life and mitigate the negative effects of hearing loss. What hearing loss has to do with isolation and depression A lot of people... View Article