November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In addition to ringing in the holiday season, November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia that people can have. It typically affects people who are over the age of 65 years old. The National Institute on Aging suggests that the “number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age …

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Hearing loss does more than effect those it afflicts. Often, it’s the people around us who also suffer silently. With the number of people with hearing loss expected to nearly double in the next few decades, it’s important to consider the effects of untreated hearing loss on not only the person experiencing hearing loss, but on their family and close …

In Honor of World Alzheimer's Month

In Honor of World Alzheimer’s Month, Get Your Hearing Checked

It was the news that hit 58-year-old British man Peter Lyttle like a train. “You have vascular dementia,” explained the doctor. He then said that Peter would be lucky to live for another 5 years. Now Peter is on a quest to raise awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s, in honor of World Alzheimer’s month. This is a problem that is …

Redskins’ pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan discusses hearing loss in his left ear

Redskins’ pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan discusses hearing loss in his left ear

Hearing loss affects many people, no matter their age, race, gender, class, or nationality. Hearing loss is not a barrier to one’s success, as Ryan Kerrigan, a 16th overall NFL draft pick in 2011 has shown. Kerrigan is a pass rusher who spent his college years in the storied Purdue football program. Kerrigan was a unanimous all-American, and was voted …

Scientists are Conducting Hearing Tests on Beluga Whales

Scientists are Conducting Hearing Tests on Beluga Whales

Beluga whales have long been studied for their intelligence, migration and social habits. Now, new research has just been released about the hearing ability of belugas. It’s the first time hearing has been studied in a wild population of sea mammals. What did they find? In contrast to populations of dolphins living in captivity, wild belugas had a sharp sense …

Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

The WHO estimates that some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the misuse of personal audio devices. They are listening at dangerous levels and for long durations of time. This is the very definition of noise-induced hearing loss: dangerous sound exposure over long periods of time. Typically, it is a condition associated …

Better Speech & Hearing Month

Experience the Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss During Better Speech & Hearing Month

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition affecting Americans, especially in the 65 and older age group. One in three people over 65 experience hearing loss, while 50% of people over 75 experience some degree of hearing loss. Recent studies have indicated that hearing loss is often undiagnosed and undertreated among older people, which leads to a number …

A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

We want you to be completely comfortable with us and with the hearing aids we offer at Better Hearing Center so here are some guidelines to consider when you are in search of a new pair of hearing aids. Your office visits are free, and we offer free hearing tests and a free hearing evaluation. The process of finding the …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Do you find that you often have to repeat yourself in conversation with a loved one? Are you concerned that you are not feeling heard or that your words are misunderstood? When it comes to our relationships, communication is an important bedrock. Through conversation, jokes, and serious heart-to-hearts, we come to know and understand one another. When communication breaks down, …