September 21, 2020
In response to COVID-19, face masks have instantly become front and centre across the world as an important way of stopping the spread. Everywhere you look, people are wearing face masks. This presents some new challenges for everyone, but especially for Deaf and hard of hearing people.
Hearing Loss, Social Isolation and Loneliness During a Pandemic
May 1, 2020
Social distancing, self-isolation and the resulting sense of loneliness are issues recently associated with COVID-19. But for people with hearing loss, social isolation and loneliness are long standing concerns that can potentially be exasperated during this global pandemic we are all living through right now.
Ask the Audiologist: What is tinnitus?
October 18, 2018
Have you ever heard a ringing, humming, buzzing, or even cricket-like chirping in your ears? If so, you may have tinnitus. In a special animated episode of “Ask the Audiologist,” CHS Director of Hearing Healthcare Rex Banks talks about what tinnitus is, how it’s triggered, and what you can do to treat it.
Busting myths about hearing loss
June 7, 2018
Even though hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that affects aging adults, there are many myths and misunderstandings about it. Every May, CHS puts an extra focus on hearing loss awareness for Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. So, let’s take on the role of “mythbuster” and talk about the real facts of hearing loss.
It’s a Noisy World
April 6, 2018
Noise pollution is a pervasive problem in today’s society. We are constantly inundated with unwanted human-created sound that affects us on multiple levels. The word “noise” comes from the Latin word nausea, meaning seasickness and is often defined as unwanted or harmful sound.
How medications can affect your hearing
February 7, 2018
When medications result in hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or balance disorders, they are known as ototoxic. There are more than 200 prescription and over-the-counter ototoxic medicines on the market. In some instances, the problems caused by these drugs can be reversed when usage is discontinued. Other times, the damage is permanent.
Hearing Loss and Falls
November 10, 2017
In the past few years, a growing body of research shows that acquired hearing loss is linked to a host of other health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, cognitive decline, chronic kidney disease and depression. One area that is gaining increased attention is the connection between hearing loss and falling.
There’s more to hearing loss than just 'hearing'
May 30, 2017
How a regular hearing exam can help you identify and manage your hearing health, and the health conditions associated with hearing loss