Category Archives: Hearing Health Info

Your Ear Care Routine: Recommendations for Healthy Ears

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Ears are crucial to our interpretation of the world, affecting everything from our ability to communicate to our balance. Deciphering sound waves into speech and language is only a small part of the role of the ear. Without the correct and healthy functioning of these obscure appendages, people could find it challenging to communicate and […]

The Importance of Protecting Your Ears During Cold Season

woman out in the cold weather wearing ear muffs to stay warm

The cold weather is here, time for winter gloves, boots, and hats. Unfortunately, spending extended periods outdoors in the cold can be detrimental to your health, and if you are not careful, you can risk long-term and possibly irreversible damage, especially to your ears. To understand the importance of ear protection, learning about cold weather […]

Ways To Prevent Ear Infections for Children and Adults

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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. […]

Troublesome Noises Your Ear Makes

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Your ears are meant to hear many things, but what if what you are hearing isn’t a good thing? The weird sounds that may be filling your ears could indicate that something is wrong. It may be a medical condition, or it could be one of the more natural noises your ears make. Without the […]

How TMJ Can Affect Your Ears Hearing

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The temporomandibular joint is the connecting force between the temporal bones located in the skull and the jawbone. Without this crucial connection hinge, you would experience difficulty in moving your jaw from side to side and up and down. These movements are crucial to your ability to chew, talk, or yawn. Known as the TMJ, […]

How to Clean Your Ears Properly: Advice from Your Audiologist

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Your ears are a delicate body organ and not maintaining good hygiene with your ears could lead to damage and hearing loss. However, cleaning your ears improperly can also lead to damage. People commonly turn to cotton swabs in order to clear out their ears from an earwax buildup, but these items aren’t always the […]

Tinnitus Testing: How It Works

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]