Misophonia and Hyperacusis

Misophonia and Hyperacusis: What’s the Difference?

Everyone has certain sounds that make them a bit distressed or irritated. It’s common for people to cringe when fingernails scratch across a chalkboard or react to the sound of chewing and smacking when someone eats. When these sounds go beyond annoyance and discomfort, misophonia or hyperacusis might be the cause. These conditions can range from mild discomfort to debilitating reactions.

Surfer's Ear

The Facts about Surfer’s Ear

While it’s commonly confused with swimmer’s ear, surfer’s ear is caused by the same conditions, but the effects are quite different. In this article, we will explore the causes and indicators of surfer’s ear and what you can do if you have been diagnosed.

What are the Causes of Surfer’s Ear?

Like swimmer’s ear,

Marion Downs

Remembering Marion Downs, A Pioneer Audiologist for Hearing Health Innovations

Before women’s history month ends, we would like to pay tribute to Marion Downs, one of the women pioneers whose tireless works have enriched the lives of generations of people after them.

Marion Downs: A Pioneer for Hearing Health Innovations

Marion Downs was born on January 26, 1914, in Minnesota. She started her education at the University of Minnesota but paused in 1934 when she started her family.

Acoustic Neuromas

Understanding Acoustic Neuromas

Also known as vestibular schwannomas, acoustic neuromas are brain tumors that develop around the vestibulocochlear nerve. Leading from the brain to the inner ear, the eighth cranial nerve (vestibulocochlear nerve) is responsible for balance and hearing. Usually benign, these types of rare tumors only become a problem when they grow too large.

What are the Symptoms of Acoustic Neuromas?

Finding an Audiologist

How To Find An Audiologist That’s Right For You

When faced with hearing issues, one of the most challenging things to deal with at the beginning is finding an audiologist. Many people only begin to seek help after friends and family actively encourage them to do so. So, starting can be daunting, filled with more questions than answers, unfamiliar terminology, and more options than facts.

Recent Breakthroughs in Treating Tinnitus

People afflicted with tinnitus, which causes ringing in the ears, have just received some of the best news about understanding the causes and potential treatments for this chronic condition. Recent studies conducted at the University of Arizona have shown a connection between tinnitus and inflammation of the brain around the auditory regions through the use of bimodal neuromodulation.

Airplane Ear Tips

Airplane Ear Tips: Tips to Help Relieve the Pressure

It’s summertime, and many are taking advantage of the warm weather and the loosening of travel restrictions and are heading out of town. In many cases, air travel needs to be done, and when that happens, preparation is necessary. Airplane travel can be stressful in itself, but adding the stress of travel and the possibility of experiencing airplane ear can make the experience quite uncomfortable if the proper precautions are not taken.

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