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October 30, 2023

Hearing Loss From Head Injuries

   A traumatic brain injury (TBI), also called a concussion or head injury, can dislodge or damage the tiny bones of the inner ear, which vibrate to create sound. A TBI can also rupture the eardrum, affect part...

October 23, 2023

In The Ear (ITE) Hearing Aid Styles

     If you’re considering an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid, there are several styles to choose from. Invisible in-the-canal (IIC) and completely-in-the-canal (CIC) are the smallest styles and ne...

October 16, 2023

Signs and Symptoms Of AIED

     Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is a rare but serious condition that causes hearing loss. It happens when the immune system attacks normal cells in the inner ear that are mistaken as harmful ...

October 9, 2023

What Causes Common Ear Infections

  Otitis media is the medical term for a middle ear infection. It is the second most common emergency room diagnosis in children. Although the condition can occur at any...

October 2, 2023

Hearing Aid Types

 There are two main types of hearing aids, and both are available in a variety of styles. In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids are sometimes called “invisible hearing aids” because they can hardly be seen, if at all...

September 25, 2023

What Is An Ear Stroke

Strokes occur when part of the body isn’t receiving enough oxygen due to restricted blood flow. When blood flow to the heart or the brain is restricted, it can cause a heart attack or a brain stroke. When blood flow to ...

September 18, 2023

What Is Usher Syndrome?

    Usher Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that affects vision, hearing, and balance. There are three types of Usher Syndrome. Type one causes deafness at birth, progressive vision loss starting around...

September 11, 2023

Infrared Systems For Hearing Assistance

 Hearing Assistive technologies for hearing include infrared hearing systems, which use light waves to send sounds through a space to a receiver. The receiver may be embedded in a person’s hearing aids or cochlear ...

September 4, 2023

When Is A Person Considered Deaf?

What is the difference between profound hearing loss and deafness? In the medical community, deafness is determined by a hearing test of multiple frequencies. A person who cannot hear an average of frequencies over 90 decibel...

August 28, 2023

Common Ear Problems That Affect Hearing

Our ears are responsible for hearing and balance. Awareness of common ear problems can lead to faster medical intervention that may prevent more serious issues. Hearing loss itself is one of the most common ear-related proble...

August 21, 2023

The Stages of Hearing Loss

     Hearing loss is broken down into five stages that describe the severity of hearing loss: mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe, and profound. In the mild stage, a person may have difficulty u...

August 14, 2023

Auditory Neuropathy

Auditory neuropathy is a hearing condition that affects people of all ages. It happens when the ear successfully detects sound but is unable to transmit sound signals to the brain where they are translated into the sounds we ...

August 7, 2023

Ruptured Eardrum Causes and Complications

  A burst or ruptured eardrum—also called a perforated eardrum or tympanic membrane perforation—is a hole or tear in the tissue that separates the ear canal from the middle ear. The eardrum vibrates in r...

July 31, 2023

Facts About Hearing Loss

   Did you know that men are twice as likely as women to have hearing loss? Or that white adults are more likely to have hearing loss than other racial groups? Learning a few facts about hearing loss risks and ...

July 24, 2023

ADA Protections For The Hearing Impaired

     In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to protect the rights of people with disabilities, including people living with hearing loss. Among other things, the act requires pu...

July 17, 2023

Diet And Hearing Loss

    Nutrition and hearing ability are connected, but there is no known food or drink that causes hearing loss, nor are there foods or drinks that cure hearing loss. However, nutrition patterns do affect ou...

July 10, 2023

The Function of Eustachian Tubes

The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the nasal-sinus cavity and performs three main functions: balancing pressure in the inner ear, draining fluid from the middle ear, and protecting the ear from nasal drainage and ...

July 3, 2023

Hearing Loss Myths Debunked

 There are a lot of common misconceptions about hearing loss. Many people believe that hearing loss only affects older adults, but two-thirds of people living with hearing loss are under the age of 65, and one in five ch...

June 26, 2023

What are Hearing Streamers?

A hearing streamer turns hearing aids into wireless headphones by using Bluetooth technology to connect to different audio sources. Many of us already have Bluetooth enabled devices in our homes, such as televisions, computer...

June 19, 2023

What Is Swimmer's Ear?

Swimmer’s ear is a type of outer ear infection that occurs when water gets trapped in your ear, creating a moist environment that supports bacterial growth. In addition to swimming and bathing, swimmer’s ear can b...

June 5, 2023

Hearing Assistive Technology

  Our surrounding environment and distance from sounds all affect hearing ability. Many hearing improvement devices amplify all sounds and don’t filter conversations from background noise. Sometimes simply tur...

May 29, 2023

Labyrinthian Ear Infections

 Labyrinthitis is an infection in the ear’s labyrinth, the balance center of the brain. This type of infection affects the messages that the ear sends to the brain and may cause hearing and balance problems. Labyri...

May 22, 2023

Diet For Treating Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s disease is a condition of the inner ear that affects hearing and balance. Although there is no known cause or cure, diet is being used to reduce the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Because the disease is ...

May 15, 2023

Signs Of Pulsatile Tinnitus

  Tinnitus is described as ringing, buzzing, or another sound heard only by the person experiencing the noises. It comes from inside the body rather than from an external source. The sound may be constant, or it may...

May 8, 2023

Glue Hear Explained

 Glue ear is a condition that causes fluid buildup in the middle ear in the space behind the eardrum. It is common in children but affects adults as well, often after an ear infection. It results from a blockage in the E...

May 1, 2023

Can Allergies Affect My Hearing?

Conductive hearing loss happens when an obstruction in the ear prevents sound waves from traveling through the ear. Allergic reactions can cause conductive hearing loss, but the symptoms are treatable and do not lead to perma...

April 24, 2023

How Genetics Affect Our Hearing

 Our genetic makeup is inherited from our parents. Genes contain instructions that tell the cells in our bodies how to grow and behave. When a gene does not behave as it’s expected to, it has mutated. The different...

April 17, 2023

Are Cochlear Implants Right For Me?

 People who are profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing may benefit from cochlear implants, which restore some sense of sound and understanding of speech. Cochlear implants are small, electronic devices with an exter...

April 10, 2023

Age-Related Hearing Loss

Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, affects older adults over time and occurs equally in both ears, making lost hearing less noticeable. In fact, many people with presbycusis are unaware they’re experiencing heari...

April 3, 2023

How Ears Hear

Have you ever wondered how our ears process sound? It all begins in the outer ear, the part of the ear you can visibly see. Its conical shape channels sound into the ear canal where sound waves are amplified. The sound waves ...

March 27, 2023

Telecoil Hearing Aids

Telecoils or t-coils have been used in hearing aids for decades, initially for receiving electromagnetic signals from landline telephones to improve hearing on the phone. Today’s cell phones are not a significant source...

March 20, 2023

Viral vs. Bacterial Ear Infections

Ear infections occur when contaminated fluid gets trapped in the ear and bacteria grows into an infection. The bacteria can come from swimming or bathing in contaminated water or it can come from a virus or bacterial infectio...

March 13, 2023

Ear Barotrauma

Also called airplane ear or otic barotrauma, ear barotrauma occurs when a sudden change in air pressure causes an ear injury. Barotrauma is caused by a blockage in the ear’s eustachian tubes—from either air pressu...

March 6, 2023

Hearing Testing For Babies

Babies use their hearing to explore and understand the world around them even before birth. Since healthy hearing is essential for development, a baby’s hearing is tested as a newborn while still at the hospital. Two ty...

February 27, 2023

Assistive Listening Devices

Assisted listening devices (ALDs) help people hear and communicate better, often through their hearing aids or other personal hearing devices. ADLs allow hearing aid connections to personal devices including televisions, ampl...

February 20, 2023

Home Remedies For Hearing Loss

Mild hearing loss may be improved with some natural remedies at home. Ginger, ginkgo biloba extract, and cajeput oil have all been used to naturally restore hearing. A tea made from fresh or dried ginger consumed three times ...

February 13, 2023

Treating Conductive Hearing Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with conductive hearing loss you may be able to restore some or all of your hearing. Conductive hearing loss is caused by acute damage or blockage to the middle and/or outer ear. Conductive hear...

February 6, 2023

Sudden Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a noise that comes from inside your body rather than from an external source. Often described as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus comes in many forms and may sound like buzzing, humming, grinding, hissi...

January 30, 2023

Musician Earplugs

     Because most musical instruments can produce sounds loud enough to damage hearing, musicians are at risk of hearing loss. They can help preserve their hearing by wearing earplugs. Custom musician...

January 23, 2023

Meniere's Disease and Hearing Loss

Meniere’s disease is a balance disorder caused by fluid buildup in the inner ear, leading to dizziness, vertigo, and hearing problems. It occurs in the part of the inner ear known as the labyrinth, which is a complex sy...

January 16, 2023

Suddenly Too Loud

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) most often occurs over time through exposure to a variety of types of noises. But sudden loud noises—like gunshots, fireworks, and explosions—can also damage hearing, sometimes pe...

January 9, 2023

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

     The incidence of hearing loss is twice as high in diabetic patients. If you have diabetes, managing your blood sugar is essential for protecting your hearing. When blood sugar levels are too high...

January 2, 2023

How Long Should A Hearing Aid Last?

Hearing aids should last anywhere from three to seven years, and sometimes longer depending on how well you care for them. The materials used in manufacturing, frequency of cleanings, where they are worn, and how they are sto...

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