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 holiday season is right around the corner!
For the most of us, this joyful season is filled with family dinners, celebrations, gatherings with friends, holiday parties, and an enormous amount of socializing. It is a fun time to bundle up and enjoy the decorations as well as the general magical feeling of happiness that comes along with the season. However, if you are not careful, all of the socializing and holiday hubbub can become quite overwhelming. With hearing loss, this can be quite a difficult time. This season, try these few tips to ensure that you have a more joyful holiday experience. Continue reading
Possibly the most challenging communication environment presents itself when we are dining out with friends. The clatter of dishes, the conversations of tables in close proximity, the hustle and bustle of the restaurant staff, all contribute to overwhelming noise levels for those with hearing impairment.
Is your hearing not quite what is used to be? That is not uncommon… nor is the fact that hearing loss can hinder effective communication. Communication in the presence of hearing loss can be a difficult and stressful task for both parties involved. However, the difficulty can be alleviated provided that both parties work together and take responsibility for effective communication.
Struggling with hearing loss can make your life difficult but the inspirational Nyle DiMarco who is a deaf actor, model, spokesperson and the recent winner of Dancing With The Stars didn’t let it bring him down.