Yearly Archives

  • Ibuprofen and Tinnitus

    Can Ibuprofen Worsen Tinnitus?

    Almost everyone is bound to experience temporary hearing loss or ringing in the ears after a loud event, such as a concert or live sports game. This condition is called tinnitus. People experiencing tinnitus may hear ringing, buzzing, or whistling in their ears. The condition may be temporary, chronic (lasting more than six months), or […]

  • At Home Hearing Loss

    Common Ways You Can Develop Hearing Loss at Home

    Many risk factors cause hearing loss. Some of them are preventable, while factors like aging and brain injury may be inevitable. However, did you know that simple things like attending festivals and other gatherings can cause hearing loss? While this is true, staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have hearing loss problems. […]

  • Service Dog

    How Can Service Dogs Help People With Hearing Loss?

    If you live with deafness or profound hearing loss, then you know daily tasks involving sound often require extra technology and some creativity. You may have warning lights attached to your front door to alert you to a knock or a doorbell ring, your alarm clock may vibrate under your bed instead of blare on […]

  • Hearing tests

    5 Ways to Help Encourage Your Family Get a Hearing Test

    For most people, coming to terms with losing their hearing ability is not an easy feat. You may know of a friend or a loved one who struggles with hearing and has a challenge asking for help. It is imperative to consider some signs to determine if your family member has any hearing problems. Hearing […]

  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss

    Treatment Options for Mixed Hearing Loss

    Mixed hearing loss is a medical condition that occurs when two different factors contribute to your loss of hearing. Mixed hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the outer and inner ear at the same time. This prevents sound from fully going through the outer ear to the inner ear. It also prevents the […]

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    Acoustic Neuroma: What is it?

    Also called vestibular schwannoma, acoustic neuroma is a slow-growing, non-cancerous tumor. It’s often a hearing-related issue since it primarily affects the vestibular nerve, the main nerve from the inner ear to the brain. Below, we go over the basics of acoustic neuroma and whether or not a hearing aid may help if you have this […]

  • Hearing Loss

    Can Sleeping Pills Contribute to Hearing Loss?

    If you’re suffering from tinnitus, you’ll experience some ringing in your ears. For other people, it’s possible to experience some buzzing, clicking, roaring, humming sound, or hissing sound in the ears. Approximately 30 percent of adults suffer from tinnitus, and they’re at the risk of experiencing hearing loss. The Causes of Tinnitus and Hearing Loss […]

  • Hearing Loss

    Hidden Hearing Loss: What is It?

    It’s frustrating to have a hearing problem that isn’t detectable using standard audiology testing. Hidden hearing loss is an umbrella term used to describe all hearing difficulties that cannot be detected through regular testing. Although it’s daunting to detect and treat hidden hearing loss, people who have noticed a drastic change in their hearing health […]

  • Exposure to Radiation

    Can Long Exposure to Radiation Cause Hearing Loss?

    Prolonged radiation to the ear or brain can cause hearing loss. If you have ever been exposed to radiation for over ten years, the risk of developing hearing problems is high. It may damage your cochlea or acoustic nerve, causing sensorineural hearing loss. It can as well damage your sensory hair cells, leading to hearing […]

  • Cruise Vacation

    How to Enjoy Your Cruise With Hearing Aids

    Taking a cruise is a popular choice for those looking for a fun vacation because they provide plenty of entertainment while taking you to a beautiful destination. Since cruise lines tend to get a lot of older guests, cruises make sure to accommodate those with hearing difficulties. However, you will still need to make a […]