Thinking about ordering a hearing aid or sound amplifier from a magazine or late-night TV advertiser? Doing so could delay the diagnosis of a treatable or serious ear condition and lead to further hearing loss or other complications. “The problem might be as simple as a wax impaction blocking the ear canal, which is easily
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The world of hearing aids can be confusing and overwhelming. You may be one of the many people reaching up from under a mountain of hearing aid advertisements and crying “Help! Where do I start!?”. That question and others may be answered with an assessment of your hearing and a consultation with a licensed audiologist.
These days, everything you could ever want can be delivered directly to your door: clothes, books, even fresh groceries! We live in a world where purchasing items online is easy and is quickly becoming our standard way of shopping. So, can this means also be applied to medical equipment? Say… to a hearing aid? Consider
Hearing aids come in many shapes and sizes. Behind the ear or in the ear, large or small… beige, black, or blue. What does an audiologist consider when recommending a hearing aid style for your ear? Your specific type and degree of hearing loss, individual anatomy, and personal needs have everything to do with it.
Before wearing new hearing devices, many patients cautiously ask if wearing hearing aids will make them dependent on the devices or damage their hearing. Often patients will return after wearing their new hearing aids for a few weeks and say “Help! My hearing has worsened! I cannot hear without my hearing aids!” While it seems
March 02, 2021 In the News In recognition of World Hearing Day, March 3, the American Academy of Audiology’s Health-Care Relations Committee wants to share some helpful information and tips to manage wearing a mask and communicating with patients. By Katharine A. Williams, Rebecca Henning, Jessica Spratt Novak, Margaret Kettler, Brittany Kyzer, and Emily Venskytis
When someone tells you that they are having a migraine, you may immediately think of a terrible headache. You picture them sitting in bed with the shades drawn, an ice pack on their head, and maybe even ear muffs over their ears. Their headache is often bad enough to keep them home from school or
Happy New Year! Diet and Exercise are the most common New Year’s resolutions. What is the relationship between diet, exercise, and tinnitus management? Recent research suggests diet and exercise has a positive impact in dealing with chronic tinnitus. Tinnitus, the perception of phantom sound in the head or ears, is a common symptom experienced by
Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors, including exposure to loud sounds. Noiseinduced hearing loss (NIHL), often accompanied by tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, or roaring) may be caused by prolonged exposure to sounds at an unsafe volume (concerts, heavy machinery) or by a one-time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound (explosion, gunshot). Nearly
People often complain that they would be able to hear just fine if it weren’t for the incessant ringing in their ears. Actually, it’s the other way around. Hearing loss is typically the underlying cause of tinnitus. When the cells in the inner ear (cochlea) are damaged, hearing loss occurs. Hearing loss can be caused