Mar 20, 2018

How To Live With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a condition that affects not only those who have it, but their family, friends and coworkers. Hearing loss progresses as time passes, heightening the difficulties for everyone involved. However, no matter how severe the hearing loss, what alleviates the situation is when people know how to deal with it on a daily basis. Here are some tips to follow to live a better life with hearing loss: Constant Communication When adults suffer with hearing loss as they get older, there are

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Mar 01, 2018

5 Signs Your Child Might Have A Hearing Problem

There is a tendency for children to not report to their parents certain problems or ailments that trouble them. This is why parents must be keen and proactive in trying to spot something wrong going on with their kids. A study shows that five out of one thousand children, from the ages three to seventeen, suffer from hearing loss. The causes can range from having obtained this upon birth, or acquiring it after birth due to different factors. Prefers Gadgets In Excessively Loud Volumes

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Feb 15, 2018

3 Facts About Sensorineural Hearing Loss

About as 20% of Americans are reported to suffer from hearing loss. Treatments and procedures are readily available to ease it or treat it. Though hearing loss isn’t something we should welcome, it is always best to educate yourself on this matter to prevent it from happening to us or further worsening present impairment. There are 3 basic types of hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, and sensorineural hearing loss. In this article we will be focusing on sensorineural

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Jan 31, 2018

When Should You Change Your Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids may be built to last a long time, but it still has a finite life span and a time will come when they will perish. It’s best to trade them in for new ones before they’re completely unusable to prevent the inconvenience and risks of weakened hearing. However, they’re a pricey health investment so double check if a replacement would be necessary. Ask The Right Question To get the right answer, a person must ask the right question, and that question is: “Do my hearing aids still serve

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Jan 16, 2018

Are You Facing Age Related Hearing Loss?

There is debate over the cause of age related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis, as there are a variety of reasons that can lead up to this. There is no known one reason to cause age-related hearing loss. Talks of noise being one of the primary reasons of presbycusis are also present. Noise, which accumulated over a lifetime, gradually causes an impairment in hearing. Due to it happening progressively, you hardly notice it so you don’t find ways to correct it. When the individual gets to

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Jan 02, 2018

What Is Tinnitus & How Is It Treated?

With countless new artists and genres in music, the number of exciting sure-to-be box office movies, streaming apps, music festivals and concerts, who wouldn’t die for the best audio available? Then there are life’s sweetest moments. The whisper of a loved one, their laugh, your uncle’s best joke... But what if these weren’t audible to you? What if there’s this constant, irritating ringing in your ears? Some have lived with it for so long that they believe it’s natural, but it’s actually a

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Dec 14, 2017

Foods That Boost Hearing Health

We all grew up with our parents telling us to eat certain foods to make us strong. We were told some food like carrots give us good eyesight and broccoli will keep us healthy and smart. Even Popeye eats his spinach so he can be strong.  But we may have never heard of foods to improve our hearing. In fact, the few vegetables just mentioned are packed with the nutrients to prevent, improve, and recover hearing loss.   Understanding Hearing Loss Aging is usually the cause of hearing loss, but

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Dec 04, 2017

How To Safely Clean Your Ears

If you happen to feel like your ears are clogged up, have your ears cleaned as soon as possible. Ideally, it’s not advised to have your ear canals cleaned due to health concerns it might cause, but when the wax builds up it will result in difficulty hearing. You will need to have your ears cleaned immediately to avoid further problems with your hearing. But don’t pick up that cotton swab just yet! Using cotton swabs isn’t recommended because it just pushes the wax further into your ear. Here

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Nov 16, 2017

Is Your Medication Contributing To Hearing Loss?

Have you ever noticed decreased hearing abilities after taking a pill or a tablet? Little do people know that hearing loss is actually one of the side effects of certain medications. In fact, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association noted that there are currently more than two hundred pharmaceutical drugs that are ototoxic, meaning they are known to cause hearing and balance problems. The severity of the hearing loss caused by prescription drugs range from temporary to permanent, though

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Nov 01, 2017

Five Tips When Shopping For A Hearing Aid

The great number of options today is both a blessing and source of great confusion. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and ill-equipped to choose which one is best for you, here’s a simple guide to help you. Know the Trial Period The length of your trial period should be explicitly stated before you purchase the hearing aids. Trial periods usually last between 30 days to 90 days. Discuss this with your hearing aid specialist since your preferred trial period length may not match the one given by the

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