Cerumen or ear wax is something we all deal with but rarely speak about. Yet, it has a very important job. Ear wax lines the ear canal to help protect your ears from water, bacteria, and other forms of debris by trapping and expelling it. Because of its beneficial nature, ear wax should not be removed,
With the holiday season upon us and the changing of the temperatures, the need for a warm, comforting bowl of soup is high on the list. There is no better way to warm your bones, all while getting a good dose of nutrients from a hearty meal. With the weather changing and the temperatures dropping,
Considered to be two of America’s most widespread health concerns, there is a considerable overlap between hearing loss and diabetes as people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing hearing problems than people without diabetes. In fact, back in 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discovered that hearing loss is twice as likely to happen to an adult with diabetes as those who do not have the disease.
With the holidays around the bend, it’s the season of giving. Thoughtful gifts are always received with enthusiasm, especially when they help improve a person’s quality of life. If you have a loved one with a hearing impairment, you may be stumped on what to get them this holiday season. However, if they wear a hearing aid the answer may be a lot simpler than you think.
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), one of the most common causes of hearing loss and the most common occupational illness in the United States, is a result of being exposed to loud sounds. Due to the repeated and prolonged exposure to loud noises, the hair cells in your inner ear become damaged and eventually lose its ability to pick-up and transmit sound to the brain.
Halloween is around the bend, and you know that that means-tricks, treats costumes, and lots of fun. There’s nothing better than dressing up as your favorite superhero or character and going door to door to collect candy when you are a child. While this holiday can make any parent a bit uneasy, for parents of children with hearing loss,
With school back in session, it can be an arduous task to gather all the things that your child needs. A book bag, pens, pencils, notebooks, and folders are all required, as well as anything requested explicitly by your child’s teacher(s). However, if you are a parent of a child that wears hearing aids, your kid’s back to school list can be longer than the average parents.
Summer is in full swing, and with that comes the outdoor festival season. A summertime favorite for many, an outdoor festival has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether it’s enjoying the food, shopping at the various vendor booths, or listening to the local band play, there’s no better way to spend the day. However, spending the day at an outdoor festival can be challenging for those with impaired hearing.
Have you recently decided that it’s time to get hearing aids? If so, congratulations for taking the first step on your path to better hearing! However, it is important to realize that when you use hearing aids for the first time, it is natural to feel confused and experience some discomfort. It’s normal for your hearing aids may even feel a bit “funny” at first.
During the summer the options are endless for outdoor entertainment, there’s swimming, hiking, boating, biking, and of course many get-togethers with family and friends. With all the summertime fun, it’s easy to make unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. Having a party during the summer is a blast, as it’s filled with beautiful weather, great people,