Summer is here, and for many that means beaches and keeping cool in the water. With all the summertime festivities and the heat, your hearing aids will need some extra TLC and maintenance. Hearing aids are very sensitive devices and summertime can present some problems. More often than not, repairs are a result of earwax,
The sensation of hearing chirping, buzzing, roaring, clicking, whistling, hissing, whooshing ringing, or other sounds in one or both ears (or in their head) are some the signs and symptoms of tinnitus. For many, this is an irritating condition that can vary in loudness, and can come and go, or happen continuously. Unfortunately, this condition is very common,
Despite the fact that hearing loss is the third most common health problem in this country, many people are not sure what an audiologist does or when they should see one. An audiologist is a hearing care professional that handles the non-medical side of hearing problems and can assess and identify hearing problems. Hearing is a complex sense,
Humans are a gifted species, as they have ears located on both sides of the face that are specifically designed to allow a person to hear and interpret sounds. Your ears do a lot for you, they help you hear, communicate, and experience all that life has to offer. Truly an extraordinary organ, your ears is a vital part of your body.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and what better time to educate others on the importance of hearing health. Unfortunately, many Americans are currently experiencing some degree of hearing loss, and/or many know someone who is hard of hearing or is deaf. However, knowledge will help ensure that you are prepared and this can help you stay vigilant.
The term “you are what you eat” is true, as the vitamins and minerals that you receive from whole foods can help keep your whole body healthy and functioning effectively. While many people pay special attention to covering or plugging up their ears when they are in a loud environment, many do not realize that eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can also play a role in maintaining healthy hearing.
Those on the autism spectrum often deal with sound sensitivity, and it can come in different flavors. Some individuals might be hypersensitive, and can’t help but pay attention to each and every sound. While others can suffer from hyposensitivity, where they do not respond to sounds or to their name. It’s not uncommon to identify this under sensitivity with hearing loss,
In our last article, we covered the signs and symptoms of hearing loss and the factors that can lead to diminished or loss of hearing. Hearing loss is characterized by which part of the auditory system is damaged, and there are two basic types, conductive hearing loss, and sensorineural or perceptive hearing loss.
While some people may not think much about their ears, it is a gift that many take for granted. Unfortunately, hearing loss is a very common health problem in the United States, and the number of people affected by hearing loss has been rising throughout the years. Hearing loss is a serious issue, even though it’s not often thought about,