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October 11, 2021

Cochlear Implants: How Do They Work?

Modern innovations such as cochlear implants are considered miracle devices in that they help compensate for lost hearing, an extremely complex sense.  Unlike earlier versions, today‘s implants transmit speech very...

October 4, 2021

The Complexity of the Hearing Process

Our sense of hearing is a very complex process, involving many moving parts inside the ear. First, sound waves make the eardrum vibrate. That vibration is transmitted via fine bones in the middle ear, called ossicles, to the ...

September 27, 2021

Hearing Loss Effect on Equality of Life

Numerous stages in the hearing process create multiple opportunities for interruption. Regardless where disruption occurs, results range from mild hearing loss to total deafness.  When a damaged eardrum or condition inhi...

September 20, 2021

Hearing Check: How Often?

 How often should your hearing be checked?  It’s not something many think about unless there’s an issue such as straining to hear during conversations or pain or ringing in the ears. However, what if eve...

September 13, 2021

The Role of a Hearing Specialist in Wellness Care

Hearing-health providers specialize in all facets of hearing and auditory care. They are trained to provide well-rounded diagnostic and rehabilitative treatment for individuals experiencing hearing loss or issues. These exper...

August 30, 2021

Seasonal Allergies and Hearing

Seasonal allergies do not occur only in spring and summer. For many people, every change in season results in some form of allergic reaction, which may include temporary hearing loss and other ear problems. Changes in baromet...

August 23, 2021

A Protein That Could Help Find A Cure For Hearing Loss

     Researchers have made a discovery that may lead to a cure for hearing loss. A protein called GFI1, which is involved in the creation of ear hair cells, may be the key. These inner ear hairs are responsible...

August 16, 2021

An Itch You Shouldn't Scratch

     Itchy ears can be more frustrating than other types of itch because the problem is internal and scratching at it can be very dangerous. If the problem is chronic or frequent, the best thing to do...

August 9, 2021

How Tonsillitis Can Cause Hearing Loss

     Tonsillitis is a fairly common viral or bacterial infection in children, and when diagnosed and treated early there are rarely any serious side-effects. However, if the condition remains untreate...

August 2, 2021

Eating Disorders and Hearing

Eating disorders can cause a multitude of health problems from tooth decay to hair loss and hearing loss. Both anorexia nervosa and anorexia cause severe malnutrition, which can affect hearing in many ways. Malnutrition can c...

July 26, 2021

Diet and Hearing Health in Women

There are endless reasons why women choose to improve their diets. Looking better and feeling better may be at the top of the list for many, but hearing better? According to one study, women who choose a healthy diet lowered ...

July 19, 2021

Sooner is Better Than Later

It is common for people to put off getting hearing aids until they absolutely need them to function. “It’s not time yet,” and “I can hear what I need to hear,” are common responses when one&rsquo...

July 12, 2021

Find Out What It Is Like to Listen With Hearing Loss

Empathy is one of the greatest tools we have for developing healthy relationships with the people in our lives. However, it can be difficult to understand what someone is going through when you can’t see through their e...

July 5, 2021

How Hearing Loss Changes A Child's Brain

A young child’s brain is in an almost constant state of learning. Absorbing information from their environment and processing it is how their brains develop. So, what happens when a child is less able to recognize that ...

June 28, 2021

Ear Protection Everyday

Noise is all around us, from the grinding, whooshing, honking of highway traffic to the pounding, banging, clanging of construction and road work. For many people, it simply becomes background sound, the soundtrack of city li...

June 21, 2021

Hearing Help For Birders

When you think about bird watching, you probably imagine binoculars, sun visors, and other items that help people see better. However,  the first step in locating our feathered friends is usually sound. Birders customari...

June 14, 2021

Good Vibrations

For people living with severe hearing impairment or complete deafness, devices that alert them to sounds in their environment can be game-changing and even life-saving. In the past, this has usually involved lights that blink...

June 11, 2021

How Often Should I Get My Hearing Tested?

When it comes to your overall health, it can be easy to overlook your hearing. However, hearing loss can have a significant impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. A routine hearing test from an audiologist can be used ...

June 7, 2021

Don't Fall For The Ads

Commercial breaks are full of ads for “miracle pills” and claims to cure all kinds of frustrating and painful conditions. Nevertheless,  when it comes to tinnitus, it is important to know that there is no cur...

May 31, 2021

Hearing Loss and Anxiety

It probably comes as no surprise to learn that there is a link between hearing loss and anxiety, especially in the early stages of hearing impairment. Anxiety occurs when we are unsure of ourselves or our surroundings, both o...

May 24, 2021

Link Between Osteoporosis and Hearing Loss

Osteoporosis causes a weakening in the structure of a person’s bones that can lead to frequent and severe breaks, poor posture, and back pain. Can it also affect your hearing? According to one recent study, people with ...

May 17, 2021

What Could Be Causing That Feeling of Clogging?

You’ve tried popping them and cleaning them, but your ears still feel clogged and sound is juggled and distant. There are several possible reasons this can occur. Even if you clean your ears regularly (and not with Q-ti...

May 10, 2021

Tired of Listening?

Listening is commonly thought of as a passive activity, something that doesn’t take much effort. While this is may be true physically, listening can be exhausting mentally, especially for those with partial hearing loss...

May 3, 2021

Games That Help Hearing

Smartphones have been used as hearing assistance devices for a while, but now they can play a role in maintaining or even improving hearing ability. Many  entertaining apps are geared toward smaller children (under the a...

April 29, 2021

Foods That Can Help Improve Hearing

Keeping one's hearing healthy goes beyond ear protection and cleaning the ears. Regularly incorporating nourishing foods containing essential nutrients can have amazing benefits for overall health and wellness. While there's ...

April 26, 2021

Auditory Deprivation Weakens Comprehension

When muscles are not used for long periods of time they atrophy, becoming unable to do the jobs they were designed for. Hearing works in a very similar way. Auditory deprivation occurs when the beginning stages of hearing los...

April 19, 2021

Hope for a Drug to Prevent Hearing Loss

Because hearing loss usually cannot be reversed, preventative care is really the only way to protect your ability to hear. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common types of loss, and scientists are working on a wa...

April 12, 2021

Video Conferencing and the Hearing Impaired

Video conferencing has become more popular as the technology becomes more advanced. Where it was once simply a means of meeting with people in different locations, it now includes live file and desktop sharing for work and in...

April 5, 2021

Bluetooth For Cochlear Implants

Bluetooth technology is evident in everything from our cars to our watches and hearing aids, and now to cochlear implants. A small Bluetooth adapter can now be added to an implant’s sound processor battery, allowing the...

March 29, 2021

Hearing Loss and Deafness Differences

There is a great deal of difference between hearing loss and deafness, and accommodations that work for one group are not always helpful for the other. For instance, sign language interpreters, although extremely helpful for ...

March 22, 2021

Hearing Loss in Premature Infants

Although premature babies are prone to anemia, infections, and breathing problems, one of the most common birth defects in preemies is congenital hearing loss. Possibly caused by a defect in the development of the inner ear s...

March 17, 2021

Common Causes of Temporary Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be a frustrating and upsetting experience, even if it’s temporary. However, not only is it relatively common, but for those afflicted by it, there also tends to be a standard set of common causes.

March 15, 2021

A Blood Test For Hearing Loss

Scientists at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, have developed a blood test that can determine hearing disorders. Although it is still in developmental stages and have not  yet begun clinical trials, ...

March 8, 2021

Over or In? A Headphone Condundrum

Once used primarily by teenagers and musicians, headphones are now owned by almost anyone who has a smartphone. Coupled with streaming music services, this means more people are listening to music with headphones than ever be...

March 1, 2021

Hormonal Confusion

Women between the ages of 20 and 69 are half as likely to develop hearing loss as men, and while the reason for this is unknown, speculation suggests that it involves the female hormone estrogen. The reasoning is that estroge...

February 22, 2021

Be Prepared For Emergency ER Visits

Hospital environments can be stressful and confusing for most people, even under the best possible conditions. However, for the hearing impaired they can be incredibly frustrating and even disastrous. The masks often worn by ...

February 15, 2021

Artificial Intelligence used Intelligently

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being developed for application in every field, from aviation to toys. It has also been particularly helpful in the development of tools for people with disabilities, including the hearing impa...

February 8, 2021

Self-Fitting Hearing Aids

Ask any friends or relatives why they aren’t wearing their hearing aid(s) and often they will have one of two responses: “It’s uncomfortable” or “It needs to be tweaked.” This is where self...

February 1, 2021

When Common Noises Cause an Uncommon Problem

For most people, every day sounds range from unnoticeable to mildly annoying, but for those with a rare hearing disorder called “hyperacusis,” they can be unbearably painful. Hyperacusis causes the brain to misint...

January 25, 2021

Smarter Hearing Aids

Check the wrists of millions of people and you’ll see that watches have been replaced with a variety of fitness trackers. Unfortunately, the wrist isn’t the best place for tracking fitness. The ear is a much bette...

January 18, 2021

Hypertension and Hearing

High blood pressure can cause a multitude of health problems, including  heart attack and stroke, but it can also cause hearing loss. Steady, even blood flow is critically important for ear health because the blood carri...

January 11, 2021

Cochlear Implants For Adults

Most adults complaining of hearing loss expect to leave the doctor’s office with a hearing aid prescription, but there is an alternative option. Cochlear implants are usually thought of as devices for children, but they...

January 6, 2021

Tips for Talking to a Reluctant Loved One About Hearing Aids

Having conversations about hearing loss with a loved one can be tricky, especially when they are reluctant about hearing aids. Some common objections can include the price, their pride, and other personal misconceptions. Here...

January 4, 2021


Acid reflux, a condition in which stomach acid rises up the throat and erodes its lining, can affect anyone and can have many problematic effects on health, including  pain in the ears. Stomach acid can travel from the t...

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