Category Archives: Hearing and Vision

Why You Need To Schedule Regular Hearing Tests

testing ears for hearing

Hearing is an important sense that needs to be protected by regularly scheduling hearing tests. Some people never schedule a formal hearing test, and depend on the results of a routine check done at an annual health and wellness physical to inform them of any problems. While these checks could reveal if a problem exists, […]

An Introduction to Hearing Aids for Kids

boy enjoying music while using hearing aids

Having a child with hearing issues can be a worrying and stressful experience. Fortunately, with modern hearing aid technology, it is easy for your child to enjoy an excellent quality of life with impressive hearing abilities. However, you need to identify and address the issue promptly. The sooner you deal with it, the better for […]

How Can My Ears Impact My Health?

woman with vestibular migraine

The ears can have a surprising impact on overall health. Many people understand that ear and jaw pain are often connected, but did you know that your ears can also cause headaches (specifically vestibular migraines)? The ears are often forgotten and sometimes neglected because they don’t seem as essential to health as the organs and […]

The Importance of Back to School Hearing Exams and What Parents Need To Know

Happy child with small clock near a school board with inscriptions. Back to school, education concept.

Hearing provides a significant advantage to a child’s learning, but it is not something that can be assumed. According to the National Institute of Health, approximately three out of every 1,000 children experience detectable hearing loss at birth, but that does not account for those born with hearing loss that is not detectable. For those […]

Better Hearing and Speech Month: How Hearing Impacts Speech

Person with headphones for Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which makes this a great time to understand better how hearing impacts speech. It can help parents and seniors to better prepare for the responsibilities that come with adjusting to hearing impairments. Why Better Hearing & Speech Month Is Important Better Hearing Month might not get as much […]

Ear Buds: How to Care For Your Ears While Using Ear Buds

Happy girl in red listening to music with phone and wireless earbuds in the night sitting on a couch in the living room at home

Technology has opened the door to all sorts of personal entertainment, including the ability to listen to music or take part in a conversation from tiny devices inserted into the ears. Though small pieces of equipment, wearable listening devices can have a damaging effect on your ears and hearing if both your ears and the […]

Unclogging and Relieving Ear Pressure

Lady covering ears due to ear pressure

Most people are familiar with stuffy ears, especially during specific times of the year, like cold and allergy seasons. While ear pressure can be a nuisance, it is often quickly remediated with little to no need for surgical or prescription intervention. However, many causes can affect the outer or middle ear, requiring different treatment approaches. […]

Ways To Prevent Ear Infections for Children and Adults

Adult holding baby while getting ear inspected for infection

The cold weather brings about an influx of bacteria and germs that inevitably increase the severity and exposure to illnesses. While not a direct result of the cold, medical cases of ear infections do rise in the autumn and winter months. Many people incorrectly assume that children only need to worry about potential ear infections. […]

Tinnitus Testing: How It Works

Two pieces of hearing assessment equipment hanging on the wall of a doctors office.

Most people experience some sort of ringing sensation in their ears from time to time. If this ear ringing is only occasional, does not last long, and does not impede your normal activities, it is probably nothing to worry about. However, when the sound is present all the time, you may be experiencing tinnitus. Not […]

Hearing Loss, Usher Syndrome, and Hope

Dr. Dewsnup and her son Brenden

As an Audiologist and mother of a child diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, my eyes have been opened to a community I never knew existed. When my son was diagnosed with hearing loss, we were devastated and thought his hearing loss would be our biggest battle. After getting past the grief associated with my son’s hearing loss […]