Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

As we age, we begin to notice everyday things start to change. We move a little slower, require more time to recharge and for some, sound seems to affect us differently. You are not just imagining that some sounds seem louder than others and more irritating than before. By exploring differences in the way younger and older adults respond to … Read More

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

A growing body of research indicates that people with untreated hearing loss may be at an increased risk of depression. Depression is a common mental disorder that affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide, according to the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Depression can be a devastating illness that can be successfully treated. Unfortunately, depression—like hearing loss—often goes unrecognized … Read More

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

If you’ve had hearing aids for a couple of years now, you probably know what an invaluable tool they are in every aspect of your life. You already know the importance of your hearing aids functioning at their highest capacity, but like anything your hearing aids life span is not infinite. How does one know when it is time to … Read More

Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Not all hearing loss is equivalent in how it may be affecting an individual’s communication. We hear with our brains, not our ears. How an individual’s brain processes and interprets the sounds in their environments is unique to every single person.  At La Canada Hearing, if an individual has trouble hearing conversations in groups or communicating in noisy environments then … Read More

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

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According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 36 million Americans suffer from a hearing loss—this includes 17% of our adult population. Approximately one third of Americans between ages 65 and 74 and nearly half of those over age 75 have hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing older adults … Read More

How Tech Is Improving Life for People with Hearing Loss

Hearing aids have come a long way since the first behind-the-ear models were developed in the 1960s and 1970s. You may remember your grandparents or other seniors wearing big, bulky, beige, and very noticeable hearing aids. They would sit uncomfortably behind the ear and amplify all the sounds around you, desired or not. Now that it is 2019 allot has … Read More

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Murphy’s law is a popular epigram that states that “things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance,” or more commonly, “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” While this isn’t scientifically proven, it is always best to be safe and prepare for an emergency should one occur. One never knows when a devastating earthquake, … Read More

The Audiology Network

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Dear Patient, We audiologists around the United States have formed a network of private practice clinics that want to help you with your hearing health care. Our network of audiologists got together to offer two main services. First, we would like to offer you information shared on our websites and in social media on hearing health care, Tinnitus, hearing technology … Read More

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

About 48 million adults report some degree of hearing loss. By the age of 65, 1 in 3 people suffer from hearing loss. In fact, hearing loss is the 3rd most common medical condition, after arthritis and heart disease. Hearing loss at any age, young or old, should not be ignored. For the past 75 years The American Speech Language … Read More

Why You Should Avoid Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

Put down your Q-tips and step away from the cotton swabs! If you’ve been cleaning your ears with cotton buds or Q-tips, stop immediately. While you might think it’s great to have clean ears, putting cotton swabs in your ears as part of your morning routine could be doing a lot of damage, say experts at the American Academy of … Read More