Handling Tinnitus in the Workplace

Working with tinnitus

Tinnitus is a perceived ringing in the ears when no actual sound is present. The condition can also be described as a clicking, whistling, swooshing, buzzing, or hissing sound. No matter the exact type of sound that a tinnitus patient perceives, there is no doubt that the condition can be a frustrating one. In serious… Continue reading Handling Tinnitus in the Workplace

The Benefits of Wireless Hearing Aids

Wireless hearing aid

In the past, hearing aids could limit a wearer from many types of personal audio devices, such as mobile phones and music players. If this is what you think of when you imagine using hearing aids, you are thinking of the hearing aids of the past! Nowadays, hearing aids are wireless and feature sophisticated technology… Continue reading The Benefits of Wireless Hearing Aids

Genetic Susceptibility to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Signs of noise-induced hearing loss

Thirty-six million Americans have hearing loss. Exposure to noise is the culprit in one of three of these people. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the result of damage to the hair cells in the inner ear. These hair cells convert sounds that we hear into electrical signals that travel to the brain. If these cells… Continue reading Genetic Susceptibility to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Eating A Healthier Diet May Prevent Hearing Loss

Healthy diet and hearing loss

You may be familiar with hearing loss and its association with aging. Unfortunately, age-related hearing loss is a fact of life. However, this does not mean that you must sit back and accept a hearing loss. New research is indicating that a healthy diet is an easy way to help reduce the risk of hearing… Continue reading Eating A Healthier Diet May Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing Healthcare Associates is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Happy Holidays

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading Hearing Healthcare Associates is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Study Reveals Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss in Children Leads to Changes in Brain Processes

Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss May Change How The Brain Processes Sound In Children

For many years now, it has been well known in the audiology community that deafness in children leads to changes in brain development. Because hearing is an essential part of communication, learning, and language development, deaf children typically experience developmental delays. Hearing loss in children can contribute to a delay in the development of speech… Continue reading Study Reveals Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss in Children Leads to Changes in Brain Processes

The Parts of a Hearing Aid & How It Works

Understanding how your hearing aid works

Hearing aids are incredibly specialized little pieces of machinery. Over the past several years, they have become increasingly advanced. Although you probably don’t think much about the different components of your hearing aid and how they work, each one has a specific and important role in helping you hear more sounds. Below we will review… Continue reading The Parts of a Hearing Aid & How It Works

How Inner Ear Drug Delivery Will Change Hearing Loss Treatment

Inner ear drug delivery

If you were to begin experiencing hearing loss tomorrow and visited an audiologist, what treatment recommendation do you expect to receive? If you are like most people, you would probably expect to be recommended an amplification device, like a hearing aid. However, if you were to begin experiencing the symptoms of an infection tomorrow and… Continue reading How Inner Ear Drug Delivery Will Change Hearing Loss Treatment

What You Need to Know about Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden hearing loss

Unless you personally know someone who has experienced sudden hearing loss, odds are that you do not know much about it. In fact, many people have never heard of it at all. Most hearing loss occurs gradually over time, usually during a period of months or even years. This may be age-related hearing loss, or… Continue reading What You Need to Know about Sudden Hearing Loss

Do You Really Need an Annual Hearing Test?

Annual hearing test

Did you know that you should get a hearing test every year once you reach the age of 55? While getting an annual hearing test may not seem very exciting – or even necessary, if you feel that you have good hearing – it is an important step in ensuring that you stay healthy and… Continue reading Do You Really Need an Annual Hearing Test?