Breaking News: Wearing Hearing Aids May Prevent Dementia

There are plenty of reasons to wear your hearing aids, but the University of Exeter, all the way over in England, have solidified another. If you think about hearing loss, you might be able to see how it would be mentally taxing. If you’ve ever been at a bar or noisy restaurant, straining to hear […]

Qualifying for Social Security With Hearing Loss

If your hearing loss prevents you from working and earning a gainful living, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a resource for millions of Americans who are unable to work due to a serious illness. Hearing loss can qualify for disability, meaning you may be eligible […]

Baby Driver Movie Highlights Tinnitus as Superpower

If you are one of the millions of people with tinnitus, you likely don’t think of your tinnitus as a “super power”. But the “hum in the drum” that main character Baby experiences in the crime-thriller movie Baby Driver acts as his own unique super power, a very different way of thinking about tinnitus. Baby […]

The State of Hearing Healthcare 2017

On April 18, 2017 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop on hearing health and technology. The event consisted of several panels that included 1-2 FTC moderators and 4-5 professionals in multiple disciplines related to hearing healthcare. While we believe the discussion lacked representation from current private practice Audiologists (which we’ll touch on more below), the […]

#HearingAidsRock

Right now, today, 360 million people around the world have been diagnosed with moderate to profound hearing loss. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes “some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due…” That’s a lot of people. Compounding the problem is the stigma that has stuck with helping […]

Show Your Hearing Aids #ShowYourAids

There’s a lot of debate on whether social media is a positive or negative benefit on society. One thing is for sure though, Miss San Antonio, Emma Rudkin has created a positive buzz around a new hashtag: #ShowYourAids. The #ShowYourAids social media campaign raises money with every picture posted, and then the money is used […]

Apple Granted New Hearing Aid Detection Patent

On a day when Apple was granted 52 new patents, there was one that stood out from the crowd: hearing aid detection. Here is the official claim of the new patent: “A portable audio device suitable for use by a user wearing a hearing aid, comprising: a proximity sensor to detect a measure of distance […]

How Does Obamacare Affect Your Hearing Healthcare?

Updated: July 1, 2015. Supreme court affirms Affordable Care Act, but hearing aid coverage still a gray area The Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare, is a lengthy piece of legislature that can be very difficult to sort through. To simplify it, there are 8 main facts that you should know about the […]

Changing The World with The Starkey Hearing Foundation in South Africa

I just got back from a trip to South Africa, where I had the amazing opportunity to work with The Starkey Hearing Foundation at one of their international mission sites. I am so impressed with what The Starkey Hearing Foundation is doing, and am honored to have been a part of it. Their mission of […]

Deaf Servers Shine at SIGNS Restaurant

Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, SIGNS restaurant offers a unique experience where customers learn a new language to order their meal. American Sign Language (ASL) that is. Appropriately named, SIGNS restaurant employs 50 Deaf waiters and waitresses who use American Sign Language to communicate with their customers. The food is a a blend of Canadian […]

How The Deaf Community Help Shaped Mobile Technology

What if I told you that the beginning of handheld computing didn’t start with Google or Apple? Would you believe me? What if I told you that devices like today’s Blackberry, iPhone, or Samsung Galaxy were shaped by the Deaf community nearly 15 years ago? Would you believe me then? No? Well, you should. It […]