Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Imagine an ideal day spent with your significant other. What activities would you do together? Would the day involve exploring a new city, hosting a gathering of friends and family, taking a long walk or simply snuggling with a movie and popcorn at home? Now imagine a difficult day: one of you has gotten some bad news, is sick, or …

Great Things to Hear this Valentine's Day in Omaha

Great Things to Hear this Valentine’s Day in Omaha

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Living with hearing loss often offers an extra excuse to skip the lovefest and hunker down alone. That couldn’t be further from the best medicine, though! It’s well known that hearing loss, particularly untreated and undiagnosed, can lead to isolating behaviors. It’s human nature to avoid difficulty and …

Custom Hearing Solutions - The Different Configurations of Hearing Loss_ Unilateral vs. Bilateral

The Different Configurations of Hearing Loss: Unilateral vs. Bilateral

When a degree of hearing loss prompts a hearing test with an audiologist, the examination process will do more than simply decide whether hearing loss is or isn’t present. Using a variety of methods, an audiologist seeks to determine the depth, breadth and manifestation of each patient’s unique hearing health. Unilateral vs. Bilateral hearing loss is one measurement considered when …

Custom Hearing Solutions - A Link Between Cancer Treatment Drugs and Hearing Loss (1)

A Link Between Cancer Treatment Drugs and Hearing Loss

It has been known for a while now that certain medications are ototoxic, or damaging to the ears, particularly if taken long-term or in high doses. This list of ototoxic medications includes aspirin, anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, and Cisplatin, a common cancer-fighting chemotherapy drug. But because Cisplatin is so effective at targeting certain kinds of cancer, this drug–and other, similar …

Custom Hearing Solutions - New Hearing Aids for a New Year - Why You Should Upgrade

New Hearing Aids for a New Year: Why You Should Upgrade

Each New Year, many of us try to focus on ways we can improve ourselves, or “upgrade” our lives in some way. If you’re like us, you’ve tried the New Year’s resolutions that revolve around eating better and exercising more. While these are great New Year’s resolutions and practices we should implement in our daily lives no matter what month …

Custom Hearing Solutions - How Winter Weather Can Affect Hearing

How Winter Weather Can Affect Hearing

Frozen windows, dressing in layers, hot drinks, snowy roads…some people welcome Jack Frost while others would prefer it stayed warm all year. But like it or not, winter is upon us here in Nebraska, in some places bringing with it extremely cold conditions. Keeping healthy in the winter is all about knowing how to take care of yourself–and that includes …

Brain Training Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Brain Training Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss

What are video games good for? We know they can help us organize candy, defeat space invaders, and collect an absurd amount of (virtual) gold, jewels and Pokemon. Beyond the fun stuff though, the role of games as tools has been steadily expanding – and now, they may also be able to help us train our brains to hear better.“Gamified” ...
How Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

How Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which we recognize here at Custom Hearing Solutions. The link between hearing loss and cognitive ability has been studied for years by researchers. From these studies, we’ve learned that there is a link between hearing loss and dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease – and that treating hearing loss early on could be very beneficial …

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

For years you’ve been hearing that smoking and drinking are bad for your health. Both these activities can lead to some seriously negative health outcomes. Smoking has been linked to cancer and lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis, while heavy drinking puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, as well as damaging your liver …

Protect Your Mental Health by Treating Your Hearing Loss

Protect Your Mental Health by Treating Your Hearing Loss

About 20% of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. That’s one fifth of the population. With a condition so prevalent, it stands to reason that systems would be readily in place to make communication easier for those affected by hearing loss. Unfortunately, that isn’t often the case as hearing loss still carries a silent stigma. People with hearing loss …