Protecting Your Remaining Hearing

Protecting Your Remaining Hearing

Residual hearing is the hearing ability that you have left once you experience natural hearing loss. The term residual hearing is also used to describe how well one can hear without the use of hearing aids. When you first begin to experience hearing loss, you might...
How Hearing Loss Strains Relationships

How Hearing Loss Strains Relationships

When people are told they are starting to lose their hearing (or if they notice it themselves), the first person they worry about is themselves, and understandably so. However, if you think hearing loss only affects the person who is losing their hearing, you would be...
How Often Should I Get My Hearing Checked?

How Often Should I Get My Hearing Checked?

There are many things to consider when deciding when and how much you need to get your hearing tested by an audiologist. First and foremost, one of the most important determining factors is whether or not you already have documented hearing loss. If you have no known...
Losing Hearing More in One Ear Than the Other

Losing Hearing More in One Ear Than the Other

If your hearing is declining more severely in one ear compared to the other, this can seem alarming at first. When losing hearing worse in one ear, this is referred to as “asymmetrical hearing loss” or “interaural asymmetry.” Typically, for someone who is struggling...
Troubleshooting Typical Hearing Aid Problems

Troubleshooting Typical Hearing Aid Problems

While suffering from long-term hearing loss, hearing aids are one of the most common treatment options used today. People can customize many different kinds of hearing aids to enhance their hearing depending on the cause and extent of hearing loss they suffer from. If...
How Hearing Loss Strains Relationships

Will Water Damage My Hearing Aids?

Like many different kinds of headphones and cellular devices in our modern day, almost all hearing aids for sale are not completely waterproof. They are, however, water-resistant. This means that they can handle some exposure to moisture and water droplets, but they...
Losing Hearing More in One Ear Than the Other

What is Pulsatile Tinnitus?

Pulsatile Tinnitus is rare version of the common condition, tinnitus, that may suggest more serious health issues. Are you at risk? Read on to get the necessary facts and resources to keep you safe. Pulsatile Tinnitus is different from other forms of tinnitus. While...
Hearing Loss from Old Age

Hearing Loss from Old Age

Hearing loss in old age is medically known as presbycusis and should never be overlooked upon diagnosis.  If you have recently been diagnoses by presbycusis by a healthcare provider, you may be please to hear that about one-third of adults between the ages of 65 and...
Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Hearing Loss?

Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Hearing Loss?

With pollen counts quickly rising and all sorts of flowers and trees beginning to bloom, many people across the country are struggling with seasonal springtime allergies. While the usual side effects of allergies, including sneezing and breaking out in rashes, can be...
What to know when adjusting to hearing aids 

What to know when adjusting to hearing aids 

If you or someone you know is using hearing aids for the first time, be patient because they can take some getting used to. It will take time for your brain to adapt to its new perception of sound because your brain has to relearn the sounds that your hearing aid will...