Hearing Health Care Center- Age-Related Hearing Loss Often Goes Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss Often Goes Untreated

As we age, our auditory system becomes more and more susceptible to hearing loss. While most people think of hearing loss as an inevitable part of aging, leaving hearing loss untreated doesn’t have to be. Untreated hearing loss can limit you, holding you back from activities you once enjoyed and pulling you away from close relationships with friends and family. …

Hearing Health Care Center - How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

Many people think that leaving hearing loss untreated isn’t a big deal. On the average, a person waits seven years from when they first notice some hearing issues until when they seek a hearing diagnosis. Sadly, letting hearing impairment go untreated can have significant and lasting consequences. Research is gaining a better understanding of how linked healthy hearing is to …

Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Many people with a recent diagnosis of hearing loss feels themselves to be trapped on an island of confusion. The world no longer comes in clearly, instead every interaction is fraught with missed phrases and information. It can be incredibly isolating. But we forget about the effects of our hearing loss on our loved ones and close relationships during this …

DeafLEAD Supports Hard of Hearing & Deaf Victims of Crime

DeafLEAD Supports Hard of Hearing & Deaf Victims of Crime

Previously, if someone who was deaf or had a severe hearing impairment was in a harmful situation, there weren’t many places to turn. Thanks to DeafLEAD, there are now free interpreting services for those who are deaf and in a crisis situation. DeafLEAD is a non-profit organization that “exists to provide individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing with …

Great Things to Hear in St. Louis this Valentine's Day

Great Things to Hear in St. Louis this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a chance to celebrate love, to bring home some chocolate or flowers, and to tell your loved one how you feel. It’s also a great time to take in some of the most romantic events of the year happening around St. Louis this Valentine’s Day. A must-see performance by the St. Louis Ballet, this evening will be …

Understanding Ototoxic Medications

Understanding Ototoxic Medications

Would you rather have your healing without a side of harm? Medications that may be prescribed by your physician carries the hidden danger of potential hearing loss. Even seemingly benign over-the-counter medications carry a small print warning to this effect. Drugs that can potentially harm hearing are termed “ototoxic,” which literally means poisonous to the ear. There are a number …

Dangers of Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Dangers of Hearing Loss in the Workplace

When you hear “workplace injury” what you picture is usually an unfortunate fall or pulled muscle. You may be surprised that one of the most common workplace injuries reported by employees is hearing damage. In fact, loud noise exposure can cause serious lasting damage – harm that effects you and your earning power. If you work in conditions that are …

Missouri Theatre Renovations Include Hearing-Friendly Updates

Missouri Theatre Renovations Include Hearing-Friendly Updates

If you struggle to hear, you know that the worst place to be is in a large, crowded area, like a train station, a shopping mall, a movie theatre, or a concert hall. Large, open places with high ceilings create a lot of echoes, and the hum of the crowd of people comes from every side, making it hard for …

Dispelling Common Myths about Hearing Loss

Dispelling Common Myths about Hearing Loss

You might think you know it all when it comes to hearing loss, but the truth is, many people don’t know that some of their most strongly held beliefs about hearing loss are actually myths. Hearing loss affects one in every five Americans, so it’s important to take the time to learn what’s true and what’s not when it comes …

The History of Your Hearing System

The History of Your Hearing System

Our ability to hear is a marvel of physical design, the interlocking work of various sensing apparatuses and interpreting mechanisms. Scientists today have been examining where our hearing ability comes from and the answers are as surprising as they are ancient. One of the oldest systems in your ear is the vestibular system in the inner ear which helps us …