ASHA & Its Goals

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Loss

This May The American Speech and Hearing Association is celebrating it’s fiftieth annual Better Hearing and Speech Month. The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) is dedicated to raising awareness of how many Americans live with disabling hearing loss, the potential consequences of doing so, and the many preventions and …

Treating Hearing Loss Could Improve Mobility & Quality of Life

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Loss

Studies show that people experiencing hearing loss are more than twice as likely to limit their movement. Restricted movement includes participating less in hobbies, social activities, and spending less time with others. This can take a toll on the overall quality of life in a myriad of ways – impacting …

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Loss

Over-the-counter painkillers can provide necessary relief. This is especially useful to alleviate severe pain immediately. But did you know that painkillers can increase the risk of hearing loss? Studies have shown that taking over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen just twice a week can damage hearing health for women.      Link Between …

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing! 

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing! 

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

2022 is fast approaching, which means that many of us are reflecting on the past year and thinking about what changes we’d like to make in the coming months. When making resolutions, good physical health is often the goal, sometimes requiring us to change our diet, cut out a harmful …

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

When you think of the places where hearing protection is necessary, what comes to mind? You might think immediately of a noisy factory or an airport tarmac where employees are exposed to loud sounds for the duration of their shifts. Indeed, these places are dangerous for hearing, and advanced hearing …

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Brain Health, Hearing Loss

If you or someone you know has sustained a head injury it may be more serious than first suspected.  Impact to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). The severity of TBI can range from a concussion to a comma but has many other unrealized side effects.  For instance, …

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Kevin Garnett, B.S. Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Hearing Loss Treatment, Hearing Testing

It’s normal to forget things every now and then. However, if you are reaching the age of 65 and feel like you are forgetting things more often, it could signify the onset of dementia. September is recognized internationally as World Alzheimer’s month, to raise awareness for this devastating neurodegenerative disease. …