Advancements in Hereditary Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered why so many of your family members experience hearing loss around the same age? This pattern may not just be a simple coincidence but may actually be the result of a common problem called hereditary hearing loss. Since many forms of hearing problems are caused by genetics, researchers have been working… Continue reading Advancements in Hereditary Hearing Loss

The Mystery Of The Endolymphatic Sac

New Understanding of the Endolymphatic Sac

The endolymphatic sac is an irregular, complicated shaped bag like structure in the inner ear. It is involved in absorbing and secreting, and it takes part in the immune response. Although not entirely clear, theories suggest that the endolymphatic sac is involved in the development of Meniere’s disease leading to dizziness and hearing problems. Current… Continue reading The Mystery Of The Endolymphatic Sac

Looking For A Quiet Restaurant? There’s An App For That

Hearing aids improve quality of life for users. Studies have even shown that treating hearing loss can have a positive impact on feelings of depression, anxiety and social isolation. Adjusting to using a hearing aid does take some time and each person has to figure out the model and protocols that work best for them.… Continue reading Looking For A Quiet Restaurant? There’s An App For That

Winter Weather And Earwax

Anyone who lives in a cold climate knows that the tips of the ears are one of the first body parts to feel that frigid, wintry blast of air hitting the body.  It starts with a little discomfort at the top of the ears and then it goes to redness, and sometimes even pain.  We… Continue reading Winter Weather And Earwax

Musicians Need Earplugs Too!

The chances are that if you attend a rock concert, an orchestra recital, or go to a jazz club, you will see musicians wearing earplugs. The reason is simple and probably obvious. Musicians wear earplugs to protect their hearing from irreversible hearing damage. The ability to hear well is vital to a musician, making earplugs… Continue reading Musicians Need Earplugs Too!