Hearing loss is a very sensitive subject to discuss with a loved one. If you’re concerned a loved one may be suffering from hearing loss, make sure to approach the subject delicately. Many times, people don’t realize how great their hearing loss is or how much it is impacting their day-to-day functions. The good news is that there are a
Are you anxious about wearing a hearing aid for the first time? Or perhaps your hearing care provider just recommended you get hearing aids and now you’re realizing there’s a lot of new information to learn. While hearing aids are the most common form of treatment for hearing loss, many people don’t know what to expect when it comes to
Chances are, cleaning your ears is part of your daily routine. Did you know you can clean your ears too often? Over-cleaning can result in irritation or even infection. Here’s some advice regarding ear cleaning, what you should use and how often you should do so. How frequently should you clean your ears? It’s an interesting fact that our ears
For most people, hearing loss occurs over time. We may not realize how much louder the television is or how we avoid certain social situations because it is difficult to understand conversation amidst the hubbub of a restaurant or party. If those scenarios sound familiar, chances are likely you’re part of the 48 million Americans who suffer from hearing loss.
Tinnitus can be an incredibly debilitating condition, which is why it’s important to avoid any activities that might put you at risk to develop it. Unfortunately, there are many causes of tinnitus and not all can be fixed or prevented. So what can you do? Read through the following tips to better avoid tinnitus or at the very least help
Just like the rest of your body your ears can get dirty. Well they can get dirty mostly on the outside of the ear where we can see them, but inside are they really that dirty? The simple answer to that is typically no. Why is that? Well you see your ears are an amazing organ that cleans itself; one
Do you depend on your hearing aid ? Then imagine the horror if that device was damaged and you were faced with a sizeable bill for repair. When you rely on your hearing device you’re then faced with where you find the money to meet the repair bill. This could mean sacrificing a vacation, cutting back across the board, or
Despite the fact that most people use cotton swabs to clean their ears , many don’t realize that’s not what they’re designed to do. While there are a few methods of properly caring for the outside of your ears using cotton swabs, they’re not recommended for your ear canals. Let’s take a closer look at why. Understanding cotton swabs Mass
Our ears are actually self-cleaning. Earwax is part of that cleaning system, helping to keep out dirt, dust and bacteria. Earwax forms near the outer portion of the ear canal and usually dries up and falls out when it reaches the ear opening. Gentle cleaning assists in the process, but when ear cleaning becomes too vigorous, wax impaction and other
There are many thousands of highly qualified audiologists practicing in the United States today. So, having decided to look for a hearing care provider, it can be difficult to know where to start, or indeed, who is best suited to meet your needs. We believe that your journey to better hearing should be a positive experience from start to finish.
Tinnitus is a common hearing condition that affects about one in 10 adults. Not only does tinnitus interfere with your ability to hear in many cases, but also about 90 percent of those who experience it actually have mild to severe hearing loss. It might seem strange that hearing high-pitched ringing or whistling is actually a strong sign of hearing
Cleaning your ears seems like a simple task; the rest of the body is relatively easy to keep clean, but the ears, in reality, offer a few obstacles when trying to keep them squeaky clean. Is too much earwax bad While some earwax is normal, too much earwax can cause some hearing loss. In fact, wax blockage is one of
So you have seen a hearing health professional and had a hearing test done. Upon hearing the results of your hearing test you decided it was a good idea to purchase hearing aids. Congratulations. But now you are worried. You are worried about what to expect. You are worried about how the new hearing aids are going to feel. You
If you are experiencing hearing loss, no doubt you’re going through a lot of anxiety. Finding a good audiologist doesn’t have to be the cause of more stress during this period of your life. Of course, finding the perfect health care professional can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be if you do just a little bit of research.
Are you finding yourself straining to hear better? Are you avoiding social interactions because you have a difficult time following conversation? Does your spouse or family complain the television is too loud? If you answer yes to these questions, you are likely part of the American population of 48 million strong who suffer from hearing loss. The good thing is
Pure-tone testing goes by a couple other names, including air-conduction testing, sound-field testing and screening test. This is usually the first test performed when hearing loss is suspected. Workplace testing uses this test to determine if a worker needs further evaluation by a hearing health professional; the testing is performed by an audiometric technician that is brought in by the
Do you suffer from hearing loss? Normal hearing is a wonderful and complex gift that we take for granted. Often it isn’t until something goes wrong that we begin to appreciate what we've lost. Hearing is about more than merely recognizing sound, because we interpret noises differently depending on how our brains register them. The brain processes different ‘levels of
After finally admitting you could be experiencing hearing loss, you had your hearing evaluated by an audiologist who diagnosed it and recommended hearing aids for you. This might seem like the end of the journey to better hearing health, but in reality, it’s just the beginning. The next step is a professional fitting – a vital appointment in which your
So the big day has come and you are picking up your new hearing aids. You are probably a bit nervous, excited, scared, unsure and anxious, but not to worry you are in good hands with your hearing health professional and they will walk you through the whole process and what you can expect now with your new hearing aids.
Summer is here and it is important to know what to do and how to take care of your hearing aids when you are outside enjoying some sun. It may be hard to believe but the outside can wreak havoc on your hearing aids and cause problems. So here are the do’s and do not’s when it comes to your