October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

When you think of the places where hearing protection is necessary, what comes to mind? You might think immediately of a noisy factory or an airport tarmac where employees are exposed to loud sounds for the duration of their shifts. Indeed, these places are dangerous for hearing, and advanced hearing …

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Brain Health, Hearing Loss

If you or someone you know has sustained a head injury it may be more serious than first suspected.  Impact to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). The severity of TBI can range from a concussion to a comma but has many other unrealized side effects.  For instance, …

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Hearing Loss Treatment, Hearing Testing

It’s normal to forget things every now and then. However, if you are reaching the age of 65 and feel like you are forgetting things more often, it could signify the onset of dementia. September is recognized internationally as World Alzheimer’s month, to raise awareness for this devastating neurodegenerative disease. …

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Smoking and drinking can impact health in a variety of ways. Common risks associated with both activities are widely known. But one risk that is not as recognized is the relationship between smoking, drinking, and the development of hearing loss. Increasing research highlights that smoking and drinking can affect hearing …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Uncategorized

People with diabetes are more likely to experience hearing loss compared to people without diabetes. Numerous studies have shown a significant correlation between both conditions which impact older adults disproportionately. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million people have diabetes in the U.S., which is nearly 11% of …

March 3 is World Hearing Day Hearing Care for All

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Uncategorized

Do you ever find yourself looking for a reason to celebrate? Maybe your celebration comes in the form of ordering a special delivery meal on a Friday evening after a long week of work. Perhaps you are the type to indulge in shopping for a luxury item after you get …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Aids, Hearing Health

Hearing aids are a serious investment, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of the necessary time to acclimate to them and incorporate them into your daily life. Once you have a set of aids that you are accustomed to using, you might feel resistant to change. …

A Brief History of Hearing Loss

A Brief History of Hearing Loss

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Today’s modern technology makes it easy to treat hearing loss. Tiny hearing aids sit behind the ear, or even rest inside the ear or ear canal. But because of all this technology we sometimes forget that hearing loss has been around as long as people have. Here are some of …