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 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 …

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

It can take a person years to confront and address their hearing loss for a variety of reasons. Hearing loss typically happens gradually so it can be overlooked for quite some time. Additionally, people often think that impaired hearing is not a serious medical condition and that they can pretend …

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Loss, Music

In the last few years, scientists and researchers have learned even more about how hearing works and what factors may cause hearing loss. While it’s common knowledge that hearing loss can be a natural part of aging, you might not know that loud noises can also cause hearing loss. Professionals …