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What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a disorder that impairs an individual’s ability to cognitively process information that they have heard. The sensory system of hearing is not itself disturbed, but rather how the information goes from the ear to the brain to be...
Who Invented the First Hearing Aid?

Who Invented the First Hearing Aid?

For as long humans have been hearing, we have been dealing with hearing loss and therefore, trying to learn about the complicated ways that the ear works, and different ways to cope with the loss of hearing function. When you first receive hearing aids they may seem...
Six Habits to Establish to Prevent Hearing Loss

Six Habits to Establish to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing allows us to communicate with our loved ones, listen to music, be alerted to danger, and more. It is essential for both practical reasons and for living happily. Experiencing hearing loss can be challenging in a wide variety of ways. Fortunately, there are...
Dealing with Sudden Hearing Loss

Dealing with Sudden Hearing Loss

Waking up one day and realizing you are experiencing hearing loss can take an emotional toll on you. Unexpected change is always hard to cope with, especially when it potentially changes your life forever. Unfortunately, sudden hearing loss is not that rare. The best...
Hearing Loss and Dementia

Hearing Loss and Dementia

One lesser-known aspect of hearing loss is that it can help lead to dementia. Both are commonly known as maladies associated with aging, but they are probably also associated rather strongly with each other. Losing the ability to hear is very common as people...
Six Habits to Establish to Prevent Hearing Loss

Tips for New Hearing Aid Wearers

Change is inevitable. As we live, learn, and experience new things, our lives change. Sometimes that change is drastic, and sometimes tha change barely affects our lives. For some people, they have spent their entire lives with normal hearing, and then suddenly, they...
What to Expect from a Hearing Specialist

What to Expect from a Hearing Specialist

Hearing is one of the primary ways that we connect with the world and those around us. By hearing and listening, we learn, communicate, and care for our families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Hearing provides us with comfort and safety.  Oftentimes, hearing loss...
How Often Should I Have My Hearing Tested?

How Often Should I Have My Hearing Tested?

Many people have created a yearly routine of medical appointments to check up on their health.  You may be accustomed to annual vision tests, bi-annual dental hygiene exams, and yearly physicals. Many people forget, however, an important feature of their health —...
The Side Effects of Hearing Aids

The Side Effects of Hearing Aids

Do you have hearing loss? Are you skeptical about getting hearing aids? Imagine being able to hear well enough so that you never feel left out again. You could hear all the music you wanted to, the sound of your dog barking, or even that buzzing noise your...