Many of us like to have fun in the sun during the summer, but if you wear hearing aids, you need to be extra mindful of them during the warmer months. This is because water and humidity is the enemy of hearing aids, as they both are capable of damaging your device permanently. Even hearing aids that are classified as “water-resistant” are mostly just moisture proof,
On the Fourth of July, it’s typical for friends and family to get together to spend some quality time, while celebrating this wonderful holiday. What’s not to like? There’s food, sun, outdoor activities, quality people, and fireworks. Fireworks on the Fourth of July are something that many of us look forward to every year, both kids and adults alike.
“You are what you eat” is probably a term that you hear often, but it’s true. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is crucial if you want to keep your body in top condition and in good health. There are certain vitamins and minerals that our body needs to function correctly, as they play a critical role in your overall health,
When the eardrum becomes stretched and tense, barotrauma of the ear occurs due to the unequal pressure that develops on either side of the eardrum and can affect the inner, middle, and outer ear. Barotrauma is a condition that can be painful and can even lead to dulled hearing and tinnitus. Typically, this condition is often experienced by scuba divers,
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 20 percent of Americans have some degree of hearing loss. However, this condition does not just affect the elderly. In fact, it was also reported that five out of every 1,000 newborns are born with hearing loss so this not a discriminating condition. Infants,
Even though the weather has been quite unpredictable lately, one thing is for sure, summer is approaching, and the temperatures are starting to rise. However, for those who wear hearing aids, the warmer weather can pose a problem. Humidity, heat, as well as air conditioning, can all wreak havoc on a person’s hearing aids. Because of this,
The ability to hear the world around you certainly makes a difference in your life, so it’s always good to stop and reflect on how beautiful it is to have the sense of hearing. It’s the everyday sounds around you that narrate life’s precious moments. However, being able to hear is something that can be lost in time,
Despite the crazy weather we have been experiencing lately, allergy season is in full effect. That means for many Americans this is a time filled with sneezing, coughing, runny noses, and other allergy symptoms that can typically make one feel miserable. Unfortunately, last year’s allergy season was reported to be one of the worst ever,
Typically our brain will distinguish a note as one sound, but there is a form of hearing loss that can cause some people to hear sounds differently, at two different pitches. This troubling condition is known as diplacusis, and it’s when a person perceives a single auditory stimulus as two separate sounds. So instead of hearing just one sound,
The ability to hear is one that many often take for granted, but luckily for those who have a hard time hearing, hearing aid devices can help you regain this fantastic ability and improve the quality of your life. Fortunately, hearing aids can withstand years of wear and tear, but they do need to be looked after if you want them to last as long as possible.