What is the Difference Between Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids?

Hearing amplifier

Although the purpose they serve may seem similar, hearing amplifiers and hearing aids are two different devices. Yes, both can improve one’s ability to hear. However, hearing aids have a design tailored for people with hearing impairments and hearing amplifiers do not. The media tempts us to purchase hearing amplifiers while overlooking key differences that… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids?

Don’t Believe These Common Hearing Aid Myths

Hearing aid myths

If you have a hearing loss and are considering hearing aids, then you are probably familiar with the numerous hearing aid myths and misconceptions. It is time to dismiss these myths and take care of your hearing. New technology and sleek designs are putting an end to these hearing aid legends while helping people hear… Continue reading Don’t Believe These Common Hearing Aid Myths

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

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

5 Vitamins and Minerals You Need In Your Hearing Healthy Diet

food to support hearing health

Taking precautions to protect your hearing is a critical component in making sure your hearing health stays in tip-top shape, but protection can come in many forms. Wearing hearing protection like earplugs or earmuffs and avoiding exposure to loud noises are obvious, but did you know that certain vitamins, acids, and minerals will not only… Continue reading 5 Vitamins and Minerals You Need In Your Hearing Healthy Diet

Earwax Removal Do’s & Don’ts

Earwax is one of those things everyone has to deal with. It is completely normal, and it is designed to protect and clean the ear. Because of its waxy consistency, earwax (also called cerumen) can help to protect the ear from foreign particles, dust, bacteria, and other microorganisms. As part of your body’s normal functioning,… Continue reading Earwax Removal Do’s & Don’ts

How to Prevent Losing Your Hearing Aids (And What to Do If You Misplace Them)

When was the last time you lost your keys? Your wallet? The TV remote? What about your hearing aids? You might think you would never lose something so necessary and valuable as your hearing aids, but many people do! One audiologist, Dr. Melissa Danchak, AuD, noted that she typically sees an average of three people… Continue reading How to Prevent Losing Your Hearing Aids (And What to Do If You Misplace Them)