Does Aphasia Cause Hearing Loss?

Aphasia, as defined by the Mayo Clinic “is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. Aphasia can affect your ability to express and understand language, both verbal and written.  Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slowly growing brain … Continued


How to Help a New Hearing Aid User

The day has finally come.  Your spouse, mom, dad, brother, sister or friend has finally decided to do something about their hearing loss.  They’ll be coming home soon with their new hearing aids and you want to make sure you do everything you can to help them transition as seamlessly as possible into the hearing … Continued


If He Hears Me, Why Doesn’t He Understand Me?

Hearing and understanding are two sides of the same coin.  It’s quite possible to hear everything someone says but at the same time understand nothing they said.  For example, listen to someone speaking in a foreign language. If I were to ask you if you could hear him or her you would say yes.  If … Continued


Are Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss Connected?

There are many diseases that report hearing loss as a symptom of the disease.  Multiple sclerosis is one of those disorders.  The Mayo Clinic defines multiple sclerosis as “a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the … Continued


Is There a Link Between High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss?

If you or someone you know suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), you should know that it could lead to more problems than you might realize. A recent study demonstrated a significant association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and hearing loss. High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss A total of 274 patients between the ages of 45 … Continued


Are There Different Levels of Hearing Loss?

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 … Continued


The Different Types of Hearing Loss

  We get many questions from our patients.  “Are there different types of hearing loss?” is a question we get asked a lot.  We figure our patients can’t be the only ones asking if there are different types of hearing loss, so we thought we’d provide an answer.  The answer is yes, there are different … Continued