BALANCE AND HEARING HEALTH

Did you know the way your body balances is connected with hearing health? Balance disorders such as Vertigo are fairly common. Vertigo is typically temporary episode of imbalance or dizziness. Most people have heard that it is related to your inner ear, but do you know how? Our bodies are oriented and balanced through the vestibular system, which allows us … Read More

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HEARING LOSS AND EAR INFECTIONS

If your child has had ear infections, you understand how frightening they are. Intense pain along with concern for permanent hearing loss. Hearing damage can be the result of an ear infection, but it is uncommon: ear infection-related hearing loss will almost always go away when the infection does. Ear infections are not all the same, and can have different … Read More

DO I HAVE TINNITUS?

Have you ever heard a ringing in your ears? If so, you have experienced tinnitus. Tinnitus can be annoying, inconvenient, or even painful for the many people who suffer from it. Interestingly, some people never really notice symptoms of tinnitus, even though they are experiencing it. Recent research indicates that people have varying experiences of tinnitus, and these symptoms originate … Read More

WHAT ARE INVISIBLE HEARING AIDS?

When deciding to get hearing aids for the first time, many people list their top concern is how they look, and what people will think of them when they notice the hearing aids. The stigma attached to having hearing aids can be a big deterrent to getting them at all. If you could get all of the benefits of hearing … Read More

PROTECT YOUR HEARING

Since permanent hearing loss is irreversible, it is very important to slow and prevent hearing damage any way we can. Here are a few tips to help you protect your hearing now and prevent hearing loss in the future. 1.    Reduce the Volume Entertainment is everywhere: music follows us with our earbuds, we watch TV at home and listen to … Read More

TRAINING YOUR HEARING: A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT

If you have hearing loss, it’s a good idea to take positive steps to avoid further hearing damage. Here are five “workouts” to help strengthen your hearing skills. Regular Exercise Staying active all day long will help to keep blood circulating, which provides benefits to all areas of your body, including your ears. Even light exercise is great, just as … Read More

WHAT’S YOUR HEARING AID LIFE?

If you struggle with hearing loss and have taken the next step with hearing aids, you may feel as if you got your life back. Using hearing aids can require a period of adjustment, however. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Don’t be disheartened if it takes a little while to become accustomed to your hearing aids, … Read More

WHAT ARE MY HEARING LOSS RISK FACTORS?

What are the risk factors for developing hearing loss?  A risk factor is something that increases your odds of developing an ailment, issue or illness. There are a few risk factors that commonly contribute to hearing loss, but there are other less common ones as well. The more of these risk factors you have the better your chances of developing … Read More

TRY THESE TIPS TO AVOID SWIMMER’S EAR

Summer is almost here! It’s time for trips to the beach and sunny days spent in the pool. Swimming in the pool can be a lot of fun, but it what isn’t fun is swimmer’s ear. Did you know that swimmer’s ear is actually an ear infection caused by bacteria breeding in the ear canal when there is trapped moisture? … Read More

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF HEARING LOSS?

Hearing loss is an annoyance and can hinder a person’s social life and even effect productivity at work, but did you know that there can be other health implications associated with hearing loss? Young Children and Babies with Hearing Loss Hearing damage in infants and young children can be the most influential in a person’s life because it can hinder … Read More