What Are the Pros and Cons of Online Hearing Tests During COVID-19?

Your wonderful sense of hearing allows you to communicate with friends and family every day. Good hearing is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you connect with loved ones on the phone or an app such as Zoom, you want to be able to hear everything they say clearly. If you’re experiencing issues hearing, […]

Can Hearing Aids Affect Your Balance?

Balance and hearing are both handled by the ear, so it’s natural to wonder if they’re related. If so, does the use of a hearing aid affect one’s balance? Those are both interesting questions to ponder, but the answers are simpler than you think. While it’s true the body uses the inner ear’s labyrinth in […]

Top 5 Questions Patients Ask About Hearing Loss

Many people take their hearing for granted. You may not even think to see an audiologist until you realize that you are not perceiving as many sounds as you used to. Treatment for hearing loss typically begins with an audiologist performing a hearing evaluation. This involves tests to determine the levels at which you are […]

How to Deal with Hearing Loss during COVID

For many Americans with hearing loss, access to support devices and ongoing monitoring of their exact degree of loss is a vital part of staying healthy. Not only does hearing loss often come as a symptom of other health issues that need to be treated, access to hearing aids and other essential support devices make […]

What is Tinnitus?

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The American Tinnitus Association describes tinnitus as the perception of sound when no external sound is actually present. While most people perceive their tinnitus as a ringing sound, it can also be perceived as whistling, buzzing, roaring, humming, chirping and several other sounds. It can sound as if it is coming from one ear, both […]

The Impacts Of Untreated Hearing Loss And Communication Breakdown

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According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss. Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) ages 18 and older report some form of hearing difficulties. The NIDCD also indicates that […]

Why You Should Have Your Hearing Loss Treated

Hearing loss can be a common problem, especially as people age, yet unlike vision problems, people may be less likely to have their hearing tested or receive treatment for auditory problems. One reason may be that insurance companies do not typically cover hearing aids, leaving people with the expense of medical testing and hearing devices. […]

Overcoming the Social Stigma of Hearing Loss

Dealing with hearing loss can be scary and upsetting. Unfortunately, this is only worsened by social stigmas associated with the condition. Some people are afraid to seek help hearing better because of how they think others will perceive and treat them. Sadly, this can cause people to struggle with reduced hearing when treatment could help […]

How Hearing Aids Work

You may have heard a lot about hearing aids (pun intended!) but aren’t quite sure how they work. That’s understandable, especially since the various types of hearing aids can operate differently. At the most basic level, a hearing aid uses a microphone, amplifier and speaker to help its wearer hear better. A microphone collects sounds […]

How Does a Doctor Check for Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a surprisingly common problem. Around one in five Americans report some degree of the issue. If you notice that you have difficulty hearing, you may wonder what the next steps are. As you likely can guess, you will need some hearing tests to help with the diagnosis. However, if you are like […]