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December 12, 2022

What Happens at a Hearing Exam

     Your general practitioner may check your hearing at well visits, but a hearing exam is more thorough and catches hearing loss sooner. There are many causes of hearing loss, so an exam begins with...

December 5, 2022

Otosclerosis and Hearing

“Oto” means “of the ear,” and “sclerosis” is the abnormal hardening of body tissue. Otosclerosis occurs when there is abnormal bone growth in the ear. Normal bone remodeling occurs as bones...

November 28, 2022

The Most Common Cause of Hearing Loss

Presbycusis is hearing loss caused by the natural aging process. Although it is one of the most common conditions affecting older people, it has an impact on nearly everyone to some degree. Age-related hearing loss is usually caused by natural changes to th...

November 21, 2022

Help! My Loved One Won't Wear a Hearing Aid

     Hearing loss can affect people emotionally as well as physically. It has been linked to depression, anxiety, anger, isolation, and social withdrawal. What can you do if your loved one’s hea...

November 14, 2022

Why Wear Custom Ear Plugs?

    Maybe you’ve heard of custom ear plugs, which maximize hearing protection because they are better fitted to your ears. A hearing specialist takes a mold of your ear, which is used to make the cus...

November 7, 2022

Middle Ear Infections

     Ear infections occur in the middle ear, the space behind the eardrum that holds tiny, vibrating bones. An ear infection is caused by a virus or bacteria in the middle ear. It is often the result ...

October 31, 2022

Iron Deficiency and Hearing Loss

     Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a condition in which the body lacks iron and therefore has a low number of healthy red blood cells, leading to tiredness and fatigue. Iron helps the body produce h...

October 24, 2022

Remote Hearing Aid Optimization

     Hearing instruments can now be adjusted, tuned, and optimized from the comfort of your own home or from anywhere in the world. Smartphone apps are available to help hearing specialists make adjus...

October 17, 2022

Hearing Loss in Childeren

    No child is too young to have their hearing tested. Good hearing is crucial for speech and language development in children, and addressing hearing loss during the first six months of life significantl...

October 10, 2022

Medical Conditions that Cause Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can have a wide range of causes, including ear diseases and exposure to loud noises over prolonged periods. However,  there are several medical conditions unrelated to the ear that ca...

October 3, 2022

Tympanometry Ear Exam

    When you visit a hearing doctor for an exam, you may receive a tympanometry. This is a hearing test that evaluates the functions of the middle ear. Many adults undergo this test as part of a routine he...

September 26, 2022

Tinnitus Causes and Symptoms

    Although tinnitus is most often described as ringing in the ears, it can present itself as any number of sounds, including humming, hissing, roaring, clicking, or buzzing. The sounds created by tinnitu...

September 19, 2022

Hearing Aid Repair Options

 Hearing aids contain dozens of tiny parts, and occasionally these components require repairs. A hearing aid that creates a lot of feedback or stops working entirely will need a repair. Some simple troubleshooting at hom...

September 12, 2022

How to Prevent Hearing Damage from Noise Exposure

    Exposure to loud noises is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Repeated exposure to high-level noises like those from motorcycles, lawn mowers, rock concerts, and gun shots can lead to both imme...

September 5, 2022

Bluetooth Hearing Aid Compatibility

     Hearing aids are more convenient than ever with Bluetooth technology that allows users to connect their hearing aids to personal devices such as phones, tablets, music players, computers, and sma...

August 29, 2022

Head Injuries and Hearing Loss

     Did you know that one of the main causes of hearing loss is head and ear trauma? A traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden acceleration of the head that causes the brain to impact against th...

August 22, 2022

Health Benefits to Hearing Aids

     Choosing to wear a hearing aid doesn’t just improve hearing and overall quality of life.  It can also improve mental and physical wellness. Hearing well helps us connect with others an...

August 15, 2022

Hearing and Balance/Stability

     Hearing issues can cause more than hearing loss. Because the ears are responsible for more than just hearing, they can also affect our ability to balance, stand, and walk. The ears work together ...

August 15, 2022

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

     Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the inner ear and forms a response that includes immune complexes and antibodies. A second relate...

August 1, 2022

Is Your Loved One Expierencing Hearing Loss?

     Hearing loss usually takes place over several years, so it can be difficult to identify declining hearing in yourself or others until it reaches a level requiring treatment. Often hearing loss is...

July 18, 2022

Preventing Ear Infections and Hearing Loss

     Ear infections occur in the middle ear, the open space behind the eardrum where tiny bones vibrate to help create sound. Ear infections are caused by a virus or bacteria in the middle ear and are...

July 15, 2022

Acoustic Neuroma

 Acoustic neuroma (also called vestibular schwannoma) is a slow-growing, noncancerous tumor on the vestibular nerve, which is the main nerve that leads from the inner ear to the brain. The tumor grows out of certain cell...

July 11, 2022

Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries

     Hearing instruments with standard batteries can sometimes  require battery replacement as often as every few days, so it might make a lot of sense to switch to a hearing aid with rechargeabl...

July 4, 2022

The Four Types of Hearing Loss

 Hearing loss has many causes and is classified into four types. “Sensorineural” hearing loss takes place in the inner ear and is most often caused by aging or noise exposure. It is the most common type of he...

June 27, 2022

Headphones, Earbuds, and Hearing Loss

 Did you know that listening to headphones or earbuds at a level of 100 decibels for only 15 minutes can cause permanent hearing loss? According to research, 70 decibels is a safe noise level, while workplace regulations...

June 20, 2022

Medical Conditions and Hearing Impairment

 Did you know that diabetes can lead to hearing damage? There is a laundry list of other medical conditions, unrelated to the ear, that can damage your inner ears and lead to hearing loss. Childhood infections, osteoporo...

June 13, 2022

Hearing Aid Resistance

  Do you or someone close to you have trouble hearing? Many people  are reluctant to use a hearing aid because they do not believe they are experiencing hearing loss. Likewise, some people may feel that wearing...

June 6, 2022

Decibels and the Impact on Hearing

  A decibel, or (dB), is a unit that expresses the intensity of sound, measured by the “A” scale, approximating the ear’s response to a spectrum of sound frequencies. Read More

May 30, 2022

The Sounds of Silence

   It can be difficult for people experiencing hearing loss to describe what is happening to their hearing, especially since the condition is progressive. In the earlier stages of hearing loss, you may start to...

May 16, 2022

Everyday Causes of Hearing Loss

 Hearing loss is often associated with aging, but young people can experience hearing loss too. In fact, young people may have a higher rate of regular exposure to damaging noises, although hearing loss compounds over ti...

May 9, 2022

Impacted Earwax and Hearing Issues

  Sometimes  medications that are taken to treat a medical condition may contribute to hearing loss. The class of drugs that can cause hearing problems is called “ototoxic” drugs. Ototoxic drugs cau...

April 25, 2022

Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

   Many children are unresponsive to certain sounds, including direct speech from a parent. It can be difficult to tell whether hearing loss is the culprit. Hearing loss in children can lead to speech and langu...

April 18, 2022

Live Music's Effect on Hearing Loss

 Both musicians and those who attend live music concerts are at risk for hearing loss. Hearing loss from loud live concerts doesn’t happen overnight. Rather, it is a condition that builds over time in those who reg...

April 14, 2022

Signs and Symptoms of Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can cause dizziness, vertigo, and hearing loss. It is a chronic condition that can happen at any age, but it is most common in young and middle-aged adults. It usual...

April 7, 2022

Single-Ear Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in both ears is called binaural hearing loss. It is more common than hearing loss in one ear, known as unilateral hearing loss, which can result in single-sided deafness. This can occur in people of any age and m...

March 28, 2022

Anatomy Of A Hearing Aid

The most common remedy for hearing loss is a hearing aid. At least one of every three Americans over the age of 65 has some level of hearing loss, and the first step in improving hearing is trying a hearing aid. How do hearin...

March 21, 2022

Hearing and its Sensory Importance

 One of our most important senses, hearing, connects us to the world for important, vital reasons such as communicating with people, experiencing sounds around us, personal safety, and employment. Hearing helps us commun...

March 14, 2022

Opioids and Hearing Loss

Opioids, usually prescribed for treatment of pain, are controversial because of  user dependency issues. Opioids are chemically derived from various alkaloids of raw opium and  intended strictly for medical use.&nbs...

March 7, 2022

Environmental Hearing Loss

 Hearing loss can occur from a single incident of extremely loud sound, like explosives, close to the ear, but can also be the result of continuous exposure to loud sounds over extended periods of time. Especially preval...

February 28, 2022

What is the Frequency Factor?

Audiograms are graphs illustrating the results of pure-tone tests (hearing tests) showing the level of sound necessary at different frequencies to be audible. A patient raises his or her hand or presses a button upon hearing sound levels, creating a g...

February 22, 2022

Ototoxic Drugs

 Sometimes  medications that are taken to treat a medical condition may contribute to hearing loss. The class of drugs that can cause hearing problems is called “ototoxic” drugs. Ototoxic drugs cause hea...

February 21, 2022

Temporary Hearing Loss In Children

The most common types of temporary hearing loss among children are middle ear infections, “swimmer’s ear,” impacted earwax, and other obstructions. When the middle ear ...

February 14, 2022

When It's Time To Check Your Hearing

Most people don’t normally think about their hearing, and because they are unaware of the initial signs, hearing loss often goes unchecked.  The major symptoms and signs indicating the onset of hearing loss include...

February 7, 2022

Hearing Loss Causes in Adults

There are multiple causes of adult hearing loss.  Otosclerosis, a fairly common cause in young adults, prevents the tiny bones in the ear from moving, causing conductive hearing loss. Meniere’s disease,

January 31, 2022

Medications and Hearing Loss

Evidence shows that certain prescribed medications can cause hearing loss of varying degrees, including profound hearing loss. Some of the medicines that may affect hearing include oxycontin, an opiate used for pain managemen...

January 24, 2022

Hearing Protection In A Noisy Workplace

Hearing protection providers try to make hearing protection more comfortable to reduce employees’ removal of such protection.  Easily inserted plugs prevent debris from being introduced into the ear canal while inc...

January 17, 2022

Cancer Patients and Age-Related Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in aging cancer patients can seriously affect their ability to comprehensively deal with the various aspects of their disease. Because this can have a direct effect on their quality of life, the screening of hear...

January 10, 2022

Never Put Anything In Your Ear, Unless It's One Of These...

What are those instruments hearing professionals use during ear exams? An otoscope (also known as an auriscope) is used for examining the outer and middle portions of the ear, and inside the ears for signs of ear wax buildup,...

January 3, 2022

Tinnitus: What Exactly Is It?

     Hearing ringing or other noises in the ears is most likely caused by tinnitus.  A common hearing problem, tinnitus affects 30 percent of people worldwide. It is most common in older adults. ...

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