Waking up and losing sleep because of noise is bad for your health, but according to the World Health Organization, the biggest global health danger of noise pollution comes from the effects of noise we’re not consciously aware of while sleeping. It doesn’t have to wake you up to affect your sleep.
One look at the calendar tells us spring is upon us, even if the temperature outside suggests otherwise. For all of the joys spring brings us, from the first crocuses emerging to feeling the warmth of the sun on our skin for the first time in months, it also brings rain, erratic temperature shifts and seasonal allergies.
Hearing aids range significantly in cost, starting from about $1,000 and going up to as much as $6,000. Often, the costs include hearing tests, follow-ups, and ongoing support from healthcare professionals, including audiologists.
If you’ve just been diagnosed with hearing loss—or your hearing has gotten worse—you may be feeling anxious. It's a normal reaction to stressful situations, but for some people it spirals out of control and becomes a disorder in and of itself.
Hearing loss is divided into degrees of severity from mild to profound. If you have mild hearing loss, your hearing loss isn't severe and you can likely "fake it until you make it" in many social situations.