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How to Make Dining Out Easier if You Have Hearing Loss

One of the more challenging listening situations for individuals with a hearing loss is trying to communicate in a restaurant.  Even the most elegant restaurants tend to be on the noisy side.  Numerous conversations are going on all around you, dishes and silverware are constantly clattering, and music is playing in the background.  And being […]

Noise exposure is becoming ‘the new secondhand smoke’.

The 311 nonemergency call service in NYC gets 50,000 calls a day, and the No. 1 complaint is noise. Click Here to Read More

Yelp for Noise

A free program allows users to search for and grade restaurants and bars according to their sound level. Click Here to Read More

Mice in tiny hearing devices help Tulane scientist study hearing loss.

For one in five Americans with varying degrees of hearing impairment, simply having a conversation in a noisy restaurant can be challenging. Click Here to Read More

Are There Different Degrees of Hearing Loss? 

The easy answer is yes there are different degrees of hearing loss.  What is harder for most people to understand is the impact this has on exactly what someone does or doesn’t hear.  We hear this story (or some version of this story) quite often. “When I sit beside my husband on the couch and […]

How to Convince Someone They Have a Problem Hearing

If you live with someone who is struggling to hear, then this article is for you.  Convincing someone that they have a problem hearing can be a daunting task. Typically the individual with the problem either doesn’t recognize that a problem exists or they don’t realize how bad the problem has become.  Hearing loss (the majority […]

Why reduce background noise in restaurants?

91% of restaurant customers surveyed said they would not return to a venue if the background noise was too loud. Click Here to Read More

What Does it Mean if I Have “Normal Hearing’?

You had your hearing checked a few years ago and you were told at that time that you had normal to borderline normal hearing. You think it might be time to have it checked again because you’ve been noticing that you don’t hear as well as you used to.  You’re also wondering what it means if […]

Can’t hear in noisy places?

Many people have trouble understanding conversations in noisy situations. Scientists are beginning to understand why. Click Here to Read More

Why Do We Lose Our Hearing as We Get Older?

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a […]