Diabetes is becoming an extremely common disease, making it a large contributor to hearing loss. Though under-recognized, hearing loss can be a serious complication of uncontrolled diabetes.
In 2008, the National Institute of Health (NHI) conducted a study that showed hearing loss is about twice as likely to occur in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes than those who do not have the disease. After testing over 4,700 participants, the NHI found that there was a strong correlation between diabetes and the participant’s ability to hear a range of frequencies in both ears. Of those participants with diabetes, 54% reported a hearing loss of high-frequency sounds. Continue reading
Make this year’s resolution a Hearing resolution!
The New Year often prompts resolutions to exercise more, eat healthier, loose more weight, and as a whole live a healthier lifestyle. But what is often dismissed as important in our hearing health. This month we are sharing two resolutions that can help promote better ear and brain health this New Year. Continue reading
“Hearing loss is a mystery. Mine crept up on me slowly. I didn’t really even recognize that I had hearing loss, all I knew was that I couldn’t understand what was happening around me. I struggled daily with conversations from one end of the house to the other, talking on the phone, and frequently I realized that the TV and the radio volumes were becoming an issue for me,” stated Don Zonic.
Don Zonic knew Dr. Sandra was an Audiologist after hearing about her trade at church. After some convincing, he got his hearing tested at Landmark Hearing Services in Saratoga and soon found out that he had hearing loss in one of his ears. Continue reading
The How To’s When It Comes To Hearing Aids
When it comes to buying hearing aids, we understand how confusing it can be. When first addressing signs of hearing loss, it is hard to know where to start when determining treatment and if technology is recommended, how much to spend.
We have created a booklet for you to download to answer many of the commonly asked questions individuals with hearing loss ask so that you can feel confident in buying devices right for you!
- How to tell if I truly have hearing loss
- When is the right time to purchase hearing devices
- How much should I spend on hearing technology, if it is recommended by an Audiologist?
- What is the right type of device for me?
After reading our booklet, we hope that you or a loved one will feel confident to contact Landmark Hearing for a hearing evaluation and consultation.
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Hearing loss, that’s only a problem for older people, right?
Think again! Noise exposure, not age, is the leading cause of hearing loss. While is it common for older individuals to have hearing loss, damage from everyday noise is a growing issue amongst our younger generations. The baby boomer generation is dealing with skin cancer due to the tanning they did as teens. This generation will be dealing with hearing loss due to high levels of damaging noise exposure. Continue reading
Tips on how to increase the life of your hearing aid batteries
Why do hearing aid batteries drain so quickly and how can they be more efficient? Here are a few tips to help your batteries last longer.
A Common Myth About Tinnitus
Tinnitus is that pesky ringing or buzzing in your ear that doesn’t seem to go away. Though tinnitus is an annoying condition, it can also become quite debilitating for some. Maybe a doctor has even told you that there is nothing to help- that you will just have to deal with it? But, that is not the case! There are ways to make it better. Here are some misconceptions about tinnitus and the facts you need to know! Continue reading
Studies have found that people with hearing loss are up to five times more likely to develop dementia and alzheimer’s disease compared to those with normal hearing.
If you have noticed that you don’t hear as well as you used to, it’s a good idea to see one of our audiologist at Landmark Hearing as soon as possible. Research conducted by John Hopkins Medicine in 2011 indicates that the longer you wait to seek hearing loss treatment, the more likely your brain will forget how to interpret sound. Continue reading
Hearing Loss and Fitness Classes
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), or hearing loss due to noise exposure affects about 15 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 69. The increase of noise-induced hearing loss among adults has been associated with exposure to occupational as well as non occupational sources of noise. Continue reading