Hearing Health

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Diplacusis

    What is Diplacusis?

    Your ears have an intricate working mechanism that collects sounds from several sources and processes them. The auditory system transfers the sounds to your brain, where it makes decisions based on the sound received. Typically, your ears receive sounds in various pitches. Some people report certain abnormalities in how they receive the sound. Today we […]

  • Meniere's Disease

    Can Hearing Aids Help with Meniere’s Disease?

    The inner ear is not only important for hearing. The labyrinth, a fluid-filled part of the inner ear adjacent to the cochlea (the hearing organ), is a critical component of our vestibular system, which works with our visual and skeletal systems to maintain our balance. When the inner ear is damaged or is operating dysfunctionally, […]

  • Audiologist questions

    Questions to Ask Your Audiologist

    Hearing impairment: It’s happening to hundreds of millions of people across the globe. If you’re starting to lose your hearing, though, it’s not the end of the world. An audiologist may be able to help you. Talking to a professional audiologist may be intimidating, but it’s important to ask questions and work with them to […]

  • Airplane Ear

    What Exactly is Airplane Ear?

    Airplane ear, also known as ear Barotrauma, Barotitis Media or Aerotitis Media, is stress that is sustained in the eardrum and middle ear tissues. When air pressure in your middle ear and the air pressure of the atmosphere are out of sync, it causes the eardrum to be pushed inward, limiting the eardrum capability to […]

  • Beltone DFW | Occupational Hearing Loss

    Occupational Hearing Loss

    Exposure to high frequency noise in the workplace is a common cause of hearing loss. This type, known as occupational hearing loss is often the result of over stimulation of hearing cells from loud or repeated noises such as heavy machinery, gun shots, air planes, etc. This can lead to long term or permanent damage […]

  • Beltone DFW | Get the 411 on Ear Candling

    The Effects of Ear Candling

    Ear candling is a procedure in which candle wax is used to aid in the removal of ear wax. However, there are certain types of candles that were created with this procedure in mind. Ear candles are hollowed out and use cone-shaped fabric that is coated with either paraffin wax, soy wax, or beeswax. The […]

  • Beltone DFW | Hearing Loss Prevention 101

    Hearing Loss Prevention 101

    Over five percent of the world’s population has some type of hearing issue. Hearing issues can occur because of exposure to loud noises, age, illness, and other factors. Here are some factors that affect hearing, and what you can do to prevent it. Loud Noises Fifteen percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and […]

  • Beltone DFW | Headphones

    How Headphones Can Damage Your Hearing

    There are a few different contributors when it comes to hearing loss. One of the most overlooked causes would be the use of headphones or earbuds. Earbuds can be seen as damaging because of its closer location to your eardrum, however any regular headphones played at a significant volume and length of time, can cause […]