How Inner Ear Drug Delivery Will Change Hearing Loss Treatment

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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

Earplugs For Sleeping; What You Need To Know

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Earplugs are useful for protecting the ears from loud noises. People also use them for sleeping. Whether a person is a light sleeper living in a noisy city or a spouse trying to find relief from a partner’s snoring, earplugs can help. However, there is a growing concern as to whether sleeping with earplugs every… Continue reading Earplugs For Sleeping; What You Need To Know

Using Music To Support Speech And Language Development In Children With Hearing Loss

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Music and language are similar. Music resembles the tempo, pitch, and rhythm of normal speaking patterns. A connection exists between music and the development of speech and language skills in children with hearing impairments. Current evidence should encourage speech therapists, music therapists, music teachers, parents, and children to use music for the development of speech… Continue reading Using Music To Support Speech And Language Development In Children With Hearing Loss

5 Vitamins and Minerals You Need In Your Hearing Healthy Diet

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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)

Degree of Hearing Loss vs. Degree of Hearing Access

For audiologists, one of the basic foundations of training is the concept of the degree of hearing loss. By assessing the degree of hearing loss in a person, the audiologist is able to predict communication outcomes in both adults and children. A person’s degree of hearing loss can range from mild to profound. By assessing… Continue reading Degree of Hearing Loss vs. Degree of Hearing Access

Is there a link between hearing loss and behavioral disorders in children?

According to the World Health Organization, hearing loss affects over 34 million children worldwide. Hearing loss has a significant effect on the language development of these children. While most hearing professionals educate the families of children with hearing loss about the language and developmental effects of hearing loss, they often do not discuss behavioral challenges.… Continue reading Is there a link between hearing loss and behavioral disorders in children?

Great Advice For Traveling With Hearing Aids

The weather is starting to change, and the urge to hit the road is upon us. Everyone loves a vacation, including those with hearing problems. With planning and preparation, a hearing-impaired individual can avoid problems with hearing aids and enjoy their holiday to the fullest. Handling busy airports, hotels, and tourist attractions will be no… Continue reading Great Advice For Traveling With Hearing Aids

Researchers Find Link Between Premature Death & Hearing Loss

If someone were to ask you what challenges a person with age-related hearing loss might encounter, what would you say? Miscommunications? Difficulty in social situations? Science has shown that untreated age-related hearing loss can have even more serious effects than these. A growing body of research demonstrates the connection between untreated hearing loss and increased… Continue reading Researchers Find Link Between Premature Death & Hearing Loss