A Link between Hearing Loss & Second-Hand Smoke

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

How can hearing loss be linked to something as seemingly unconnected as second-hand smoke? Many other seemingly disparate conditions have a link with hearing loss, as well. Some of these include heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia. While researchers are developing new ways to understand …

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

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

If you have decided the time has come to buy hearing aids, then you have already won half the battle! Many people postpone getting the hearing loss treatment they need, all the while suffering damaging consequences to health and wellbeing. If you have taken the …

Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

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

When it comes to your hearing, there are two main causes of loss. The first is age-related hearing loss, otherwise known as Presbycusis. In this form of hearing loss, the natural inundation of sound into the ears takes its toll, and the tiny hair-like organelles …

Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

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

Your ears not only help you hear but help you detect and react to the world around you. Just think about all the sounds around you as you navigate a busy area full of pedestrians, bikers and cars. When you have healthy hearing, you can …

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

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

Although hearing loss occurs among a great majority of older adults, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to stem the tide. Tiny hair-like cells in the cochlea of the inner ear enable our hearing, and these fragile hairs are easily damaged through a …