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  • Untreated Hearing Loss

    The Dangers of Living With Untreated Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can lead to many serious consequences if it is not treated and mitigated. Hearing loss can affect your social life, your health and also your emotional well-being. If you are experiencing hearing loss, what are the repercussions and how can you seek help? Changes to the Brain Hearing loss that is not monitored […]

  • Allergies and Hearing

    Can Allergies Cause Hearing Problems?

    The middle ear contains the tiny bones that conduct sound waves to the brain. It is connected to the back of the throat by a tube called the Eustachian tube which drains fluid from the middle ear. If the back of the throat swells due to allergies, the tube does too. As a result, the […]

  • Ask Your Audiologist

    5 Questions to Ask Your Audiologist

    When you are experiencing hearing issues, you go to your audiologist. They are there to assist in assessing your hearing and recommending devices that can enhance your everyday hearing capability. During your visit with an audiologist, you should ask these questions. What Will My Hearing Exam Be Like? If this will be your first visit […]

  • Understanding Tinnitus

    Understanding Tinnitus and How It Affects Hearing

    Tinnitus is one of the most bothersome ailments you can have and most often sounds like a ringing in your ears. For some, it goes on without a stop. For others, it can occur once in a while. Either way, it seems there is nothing that can help stop the constant noise. It affects nearly […]

  • Hearing Loss in Children

    Understanding Hearing Loss in Children

    Unfortunately, hearing loss in children is a significant health issue in the United States. Statistics compiled by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, sometimes abbreviated as the NIDCD, concluded that two out of every three children are born with some type of diminished hearing in one or both ears. Moreover, information compiled […]

  • Ear Infection

    What Causes Ear Infections?

    Though ear infections are often thought of as ailments that primarily impact children, ear infections can strike adults as well. Moreover, if left untreated, ear infections have the potential to precipitate discernible complications. Ear Infection This condition usually occurs when a virus or bacteria infiltrates bodily structures known as Eustachian tubes, which connects to your […]

  • Can Heart Disease Cause Hearing Loss?

    Heart health remains an important factor in everyone’s daily life. But did you know that your heart’s health can affect your hearing as well as many other significant areas of your well-being? Read on to learn more about hearing loss and heart disease. Does Heart Health Affect Your Ability to Hear? Recently, researchers discovered that […]

  • Auditory Processing Disorder

    Signs of Auditory Processing Disorder in Adults

    Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a condition that affects our ability to understand speech. Adults with APD often struggle to distinguish similar sounds. Although the cause is unknown, there are possible links to premature birth, head injuries, ear infections, nervous system diseases, and genetics. One symptom that alerts us that we might have APD is […]

  • Common Hearing Aid Questions

    5 Common Hearing Aid Questions

    If you are considering hearing aids, it can be quite challenging trying to adjust to the idea. Most people are well aware of how hearing aids work in principle but not in practice. While the hearing loss journey can be confusing, hearing aids are supposed to make the journey more comfortable and welcoming. For this […]

  • Hearing Loss Myths

    Hearing Loss Myths

    Approximately 20 percent of America’s population have hearing loss. In fact, it’s estimated that over 48 million people, of various ages, are living with some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss happens has a variety of causes; some temporary and others permanent. Sadly, a lot of people ignore their hearing loss out of embarrassment. They […]