October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Did you know that October is National Protect Your Hearing Month? A campaign to raise awareness about hearing loss, this month is a great reminder to prioritize your health by learning what you can do to reduce your risk of developing hearing loss.  What is …

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Communication, Tips & Tricks

The hearing community has much to learn from those with hearing impairment. When one of our senses is compromised, we tend to strengthen and enhance our other senses to make up the difference in understanding. This well-known phenomenon has led to some remarkable findings about …

How to Properly Care for Your Hearing Aids

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Aids

Acquiring hearing aids is a momentous occasion, so congratulations if you have newly arrived in the world of hearing assistance! When you get your new aids, you might be particularly careful with them, tenderly removing them and placing them in a case or charging station …

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Ear Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Hearing Loss Treatment, Overall Health

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that produces chronic inflammation of the joints. The body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells which causes swelling in targeted areas. Most commonly, these targeted areas are the joints in the: wrists, hands, and knees. RA specifically affects …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss strains communication which is integral to how we navigate our environment. Difficulties with communication take a toll on various aspects of life including relationships. Stress from hearing loss especially affects the relationships with people closest to us. The breakdown of day-to-day communication can …