What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

If you are anticipating your upcoming hearing test then let’s start by saying congratulations! Of the 28 million people who could benefit from hearing aids due to a hearing issue, less than one in three, or 30 percent have ever used them.  Taking the leap to admit you may have a hearing problem is an often difficult step in dealing … Read More

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Every September, the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) celebrates awareness and challenges the stigma that surrounds dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating disease of the brain, causing large amounts of brain cells to die, affecting an individual’s ability to think clearly. Most common in people over the age of 65, the risk of Alzheimer’s increases with age, affecting an estimated 1 in … Read More

Hearing Loss and Sleep

Restful sleep is critical for the overall health of our bodies. We are all familiar with the impact of little, or disrupted sleep – lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, groggy, headache, irritability etc. Sleep allows the body to repair and regenerate all the vital components that actively work to sustain the body: blood vessels, muscles (including the heart), the brain, … Read More

Top Tips for Earwax Removal 

Earwax is a bodily production that we are all familiar with and have a routine for regularly removing. But earwax, in small amounts, is actually needed to maintain a healthy ecosystem in our ears. Excessive earwax can be potentially harmful which is why removal is so important. So, what is the purpose of earwax? And what is the balance between … Read More

Tinnitus Treatment Options

Have you been suffering from a seemingly inescapable buzzing, ringing or roaring in your ears that seem to be coming from nowhere? This is called tinnitus and is fairly common, affecting an estimated 50 million in just the US, or one in six people.  While a little buzzing every now and then might not seem like a big problem at … Read More

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

While people often believe that hearing happens in the ears, it is important to understand that it occurs equally in the brain. While our ears collect sound, it is the brain that processes that sound so we can understand speech and recognize the source of the audio information in our world. Similarly, our balance is a collaboration of our ears … Read More

Hearing Loss & Vertigo: All About Meniere’s disease

Have you been suffering from random spells of fullness of the ear and random dizziness? If this happens to you unexpectedly and often, perhaps Ménière disease could be a possible cause.  What exactly is Ménière disease and what can you do about it? What is Ménière Disease? The symptoms of Ménière disease were characterized and named for French physician Prosper … Read More

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

The days are warming up and that means more time outside staying cool and going swimming. While swimming for many is one of the highlights of the summer it is important to take some precautions to prevent potential problems while swimming. For anyone who has ever dealt with swimmer’s ear, they already know how painful this condition can be. Doctors … Read More

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Though we appreciate the beauty and wisdom that comes with age, there are some physical aspects that can be difficult. Over time, our bodies become less resilient than they once were. We often have to take things a little slower and focus on our health and bodies more than we used to. Osteoporosis is a disease where weakened bones become … Read More

Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Hearing loss is an issue that affects more and more people every day and ASHA fights to illuminate this each May with Better Hearing and Speech Month. Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) chooses a theme to help illuminate the struggle of those with Speech, Language and Hearing disorders. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work” which highlights the … Read More