Category Archives: Hearing Health Info

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 […]

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 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 […]

Is It a Sinus Infection or an Ear Infection?

Sometimes, people who experience a feeling of fullness in the ear, muffled hearing and fever attribute these symptoms to a sinus infection. That could be a mistake because the symptoms all together line up more with an ear infection. Each type of infection has different treatments, so having the proper diagnosis is important. Symptoms of […]

When Is It Time to See an Audiologist?

Hearing loss is more common than many people think. Although it affects people of all ages, it is more prevalent among senior citizens. One in every three seniors has hearing loss to some degree. However, when is it time to see an audiologist? You may have started increasing the volume on the TV. You may […]

6 Tips To Keep Your Ears Happy and Healthy!

Humans use our hearing all the time. It helps us communicate, be aware of our surroundings and enjoy our favorite media. Unfortunately, hearing loss is often permanent. Therefore, it is important to maintain good practices to protect and care for our hearing. These six tips will help you keep your hearing health as optimal as […]

Understanding the Difference Between BAHA and Cochlear Implants

Some people with hearing loss respond well to traditional hearing aids to amplify sound, but others are not so fortunate. Those people may need to go a step further and consider an implant to improve the quality of their hearing. There are two main types of surgically implanted devices, BAHA and cochlear implants, which work […]

How To Tell if Your Child is Suffering From Hearing Loss

The idea of your child suffering from hearing loss is a scary thought. Most parents don’t expect to ever need to deal with this situation. However, according to the CDC, around 0.17% of infants and .5% of children age three to 17 suffer some form of hearing loss. Early intervention can lead to better outcomes. […]

Overcoming the Social Stigma Associated with Hearing Loss

The stigma associated with hearing loss can be a big obstacle for individuals who need help to hear better. Some individuals are afraid to take the next step because of how they think their friends, family, or acquaintances may view them. Negative stereotypes and prejudices have followed hearing loss for years, and it surprises me […]