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
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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
WHEN IS HEARING LOSS NOT JUST HEARING LOSS?: HOW HEARING LOSS CAN BE A SIGN OF MORE THAN JUST GETTING OLDER.
Hearing loss is very common. It is estimated that one in every five people have it. Many people consider hearing loss normal with age and do not feel it is necessary to have it evaluated. Although hearing loss may be due to a benign cause, it may be the symptom of a medical disorder. For
A common question hearing professionals receive during a hearing aid evaluation is the question, “Can I just wear one hearing aid?” Although each patient’s hearing loss is different, in the majority of cases the answer is two. The following is a list of reasons why two hearing aids are better than one. 1. Better sound