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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

In Hearing Exam, Hearing Health by audseo

How much do you know about your hearing health? Many Americans don’t think about their hearing until something goes wrong. That’s why we’re joining the national awareness campaign: Protect Your Hearing Month. Every October we raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss, and how protecting your hearing can make all the difference in maintaining your hearing health. How Do We Hear? …

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Certain Chemicals May Cause Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by audseo

According to recent research, one out of every four American workers has already experienced exposure to hazardous noise at least once.  But other dangers at work could also lead to hearing loss, namely chemicals. Employees who are exposed to hazardous chemicals can permanently impair their hearing. Exposure to excessive amounts of these compounds is characterized as ototoxic, meaning it can …

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact 

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by audseo

One of the most common health issues in the world is also one of the most under-treated. Hearing loss, which can negatively affect every aspect of a person’s life, from their family relationships to their earning power, often goes unrecognized and untreated.  The good news is that awareness about hearing issues is on the rise, and ways to treat hearing …

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Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by audseo

While hearing loss is an issue that begins in the ears, its effects are far-reaching. Communication issues caused by hearing loss can cause alienation from loved ones, diminished confidence, chronic depression and loneliness. These issues can affect many aspects of life such as less likely to live an active life, to cognitive decline and a higher risk of dementia. However, …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by audseo

There are many factors that can damage your hearing. Knowing the threats to your hearing can help you to make healthier choices, which avoid the devastating side effects of hearing loss. The Dangers of Hearing Loss When you start to look at hearing and health, you may find that the two are more interconnected than you may first suspect. Commonly …

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Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by audseo

It’s a noisy world out there. Even if you don’t live in a noisy neighborhood or working environment you may be surprised at all the noise you come into contact with every day. If you believe that a little noise can’t hurt you, nothing could be further from the truth. When noise becomes loud enough it can induce hearing loss …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by audseo

Many people think of hearing loss as an ear issue; however, your brain is just as affected. While we hear with our ears, we interpret this information once it is sent to our brain. If the sound never reaches our brain, then our mind is forced to process audio information with limited data. The brain is responsible for controlling the …

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Treating Sudden Hearing Loss 

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by audseo

Sudden hearing loss, also known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) or sudden deafness, is the rapid decline of hearing ability. It is characterized by a quick loss of hearing that typically impacts one ear and happens either all at once or over the course of a few days. This differs from other forms of hearing loss which usually occur …