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 …

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 …

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 …

All About Digital Hearing Aids

All About Digital Hearing Aids

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

Hearing aid technology is improving every day. Every year new and exciting advancements are changing what we think about hearing aids. You’ll find a number of rechargeable hearing aids that can power complex programs and settings without the tiny disposable batteries. You’ll also find hearing aids that offer seamless connectivity …

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Health

Almost everyone has had the experience of being annoyed by noise. Car horns, dogs barking, children yelling, loud trucks, sirens, the list goes on and on. The name we give to these unwanted sounds is “noise pollution,” and the title is appropriate. Beyond being annoying, noise pollution can have damaging …

New Year's Resolution Get Your Hearing Tested

New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

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

Hearing loss is more common than you may think, and approximately 40 million Americans of all ages struggle to hear clearly. You may have hearing loss from exposure to dangerously loud sounds on the job, or from noisy leisure activities such as attending rock concerts or sports events. Hearing loss …