Audiology Wants You...

How would you feel if every time you needed to get your eyes checked at the optometrist, you had to ask for written order from your physician? Well, that’s exactly how my profession works once you reach the age of 65. Somehow, Audiology got lost in the Medicare Part B shuffle. Every time anyone with... Read more »

Can anyone else hear these crickets?

With the onset of dizziness a few years back, I remember making my husband crazy looking for crickets in our house. I was certain that there were crickets. Of course, I was the only one who heard them and it took searching every corner to realize that they weren’t anywhere but in my own head.... Read more »

It's Only Rock and Roll and I Like It

I grew up listening to rock and roll. In my world, turning up those guitar rifts has always been a necessary evil. As good as it sounds, beware. Fact is, if you play music loud enough and long enough, you will do permanent damage to your hearing. If you’ve ever left a concert with your... Read more »
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My Ears Are Ringing

Someone is talking about me. That’s what my mother used to say when my ears were ringing. Tinnitus or ear noises can be annoying. And you may be surprised to know that tinnitus can take many forms such as buzzing, whooshing, ticking, humming, music, even voices; the list is endless. Don’t worry if this describes... Read more »

Why You Should Get Your Hearing Checked

Tell Me What You Didn’t Hear Today   Most of us get our eyes and our teeth checked on a regular basis. We’re all busy but really, why isn’t hearing a part of normal care? Hearing is so very important and is an overlooked sense. Treated hearing loss has a host of positive consequences. Relationships... Read more »

Harley Davidson, Can You Hear Me?!

Now that winter has passed, it’s time to dust off that motorcycle.   If you are a biker, I bet that you have leathers, hopefully a helmet and other gear to protect you. Next time you hop on your bike, think about protecting your ears. Bike riding puts you at risk for losing your hearing.... Read more »

Dental Instruments Can Cause Hearing Loss

Dig Your teeth Into This One Dentists and dental technicians beware – your profession exposes you to noise levels that can permanently damage your hearing over time. This is damage that can not be repaired like bonding or replacing a broken tooth. Hand pieces are not as loud as they used be, but exposure to... Read more »

Earplugs Can Go A Long Way to Protect Your Hearing

Most people we talk to refuse to wear ear protection. Bartenders, bouncers, motorcycle buffs, commuters, musicians, sports fans … the list goes on. Protecting your hearing is easy. You just have to make it a habit. Types of Earplugs Foam Plugs Foam plugs are great when they are used properly. Each plug gets rolled in the palm... Read more »