Archive: Hearing

Your Hearing & Your Health

  Hearing loss usually develops gradually, making it difficult to notice in many cases. People often suffer from impaired hearing for years before receiving the treatment they need. The average patient, in fact, waits seven years before seeking help. Untreated hearing loss leads to a number of potentially serious mental and physical health problems, including […]

Surgeon General: Lack of Social Connection Has Profound Impacts on Mental and Physical Health

In an article in the New York Times, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy expressed concern that “Americans have become increasingly lonely and isolated, and this lack of social connection is having profound effects on our mental and physical health.” The Washington Post reported that “loneliness presents a profound public health threat akin to smoking and […]

Coverage for Hearing Aids

Audiologist advising patient to use BTE hearing aids to treat deafness while consultation at hearing clinic. Audiology, hearing solutions

Many patients can receive hearing aids through their insurance. We participate with Tru hearing. Many working patients qualify for coverage through Michigan Rehabilitation. All these patients receive their hearing aids from our highly trained audiologists.

Your Child’s Chronic Ear Infections

Why Does My Child Have Chronic Ear Infections? Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for most kids. (Remember yours? Ouch.) Most ear infections either resolve on their own or are effectively treated by antibiotics. But sometimes, ear infections or fluid in the middle ear may become a chronic problem leading to other issues, […]

Hearing Loss Leads to Falling

An older man sitting in a cafe.

For every 10 decibels of hearing loss, the risk of falling increases by 40% in seniors. Repeat falls often force seniors to have to relocate where they live. Schedule a hearing test to help prevent these falls.

Loneliness: A Leading Contributing Cause of Death in Seniors

An older couple sitting together on a bench.

The top three causes of loneliness in seniors are hearing loss, visual loss and the death of a spouse. Loneliness can lead to many health conditions, such as cancer, heart attacks and strokes. Treating your own hearing loss or that of your parents can reduce the risk of loneliness.

Hearing Loss: A Modifiable Risk Factor in Dementia

An elderly woman with hearing aid

From a 2020 report in Lancet, hearing loss was one of the 12 modifiable risk factors of dementia. “The evidence consistently shows that people with normal memory and cognition are at increased risk of dementia 10-15 years after developing hearing loss. In summary, hearing loss should be treated with hearing aids early on to prevent […]