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The Link Between Hearing and Taste
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 27, 2020
Did you know that sound affects our appreciation of food? The crunch of a chip, the crack of a peanut shell, or the sizzle of a steak make the dining experience more enjoyable. Researchers have shown music can also stimulate our perception of sour and sweet, and is used for “sonic seasoning” to encourage us to like a particular food. People who have had...
The inability to distinguish sounds is a form of hearing loss
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 17, 2020
The National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine recently published an article about ototoxicants, chemicals that can cause hearing loss and balance issues. In the article, warnings were shared from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) about which industries have higher exposure risks to these chemicals — and how the adverse...
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 06, 2020
According to a Government of Canada publication, from 2013 to 2014 approximately 3 million Canadians (or roughly 8.1% of the population) were identified as having diabetes. There were also 200,000 new diagnoses during that time. Prevalence increases with age, and is more common in males than females. Although research has not yet found a causative link, people with...
Five reasons why you should not ignore hearing loss
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 02, 2020
Does this sound familiar? Either you or someone you know is just starting to deal with hearing loss. But instead of taking it seriously, you brush it aside. You can cope, you’ve decided. You’ll just turn the TV up a little louder. Ask people to speak up or repeat what they said. And really, the quiet can be kind of nice, right? “Why should I...
Five things you should know about tinnitus
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on February 03, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population, or nearly one in every six of us. So what is this condition that affects so many people — and what can tinnitus sufferers do about it? We cover the basics here. 1. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the...
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