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

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

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

Children With Hearing-Impairments Can Sing Their Way To Better Communication Skills

According to Miguel de Cervantes novel Don Quixote, a person who sings will frighten their ills away. While it may not be true that music can chase away evil spirits, It is true that music has great therapeutic value. Music, especially singing, has a powerful effect on our health. The therapeutic value of music, especially… Continue reading Children With Hearing-Impairments Can Sing Their Way To Better Communication Skills

Connecting Chronic Noise Exposure With Cardiovascular Disease

In 1910, the Nobel Prize Winner Robert Koch suggested that a time will come when we will have to fight noise as aggressively as we fight cholera and other disorders. The effects of noise are cumulative, building up over the course of a lifetime. This slow, gradual increase makes detecting hearing loss difficult until it… Continue reading Connecting Chronic Noise Exposure With Cardiovascular Disease

Reading Difficulties May Indicate Hearing Loss in Children

By the time most children turn 8-years old, they are normally capable of reading at a sufficient level. However, have you ever wondered why some kids struggle harder than others with reading difficulties? Undiagnosed hearing loss may actually be an overlooked cause for this learning delay. Many children sit in classroom settings throughout the entire… Continue reading Reading Difficulties May Indicate Hearing Loss in Children

The Convenience, Cost-Savings, And Concerns Of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

Over-the-counter hearing aids are now a possibility. That’s right; you can now add hearing aids to a shopping list. The US Food and Drug Administration will allow the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids for those people with mild to moderate hearing loss. Allowing OTC sale of hearing aids will make hearing aids accessible to people… Continue reading The Convenience, Cost-Savings, And Concerns Of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

A New Method For Repairing Cells In The Inner Ear

Damage to the inner ear has numerous causes. Dizziness, oscillopsia, and unsteady gait are the usual signs of an inner ear disorder. If the portion of the inner ear associated with auditory processing is affected, an individual may also experience tinnitus. The sort and severity of vestibular disorder symptoms vary and can be difficult to… Continue reading A New Method For Repairing Cells In The Inner Ear

The Impact Of Biovariability In Hearing Loss

Biovariability and Its Role in Hearing Damage

Like many people, you’ve probably found yourself in a situation or two where the noise level is high and your ears are completely unprotected. You may have fretted over the thought that your hearing may be exposed to damage, or you may have been very young and not had that thought at all. Previous Understanding… Continue reading The Impact Of Biovariability In Hearing Loss