Category: Hearing Loss

Take Care Of Yourself And Your Hearing

  If you are a woman and you are grossly overweight you are at risk for hearing loss. If you are a smoker, you increase your risk of hearing loss by 70%. If you have cardiac disease, your chances of having hearing loss increase significantly. Diabetes and some medications can put you at risk for... Read more »

Do I Look Old?

  Why are you not coming in to get your hearing checked? Research tells us that it equates to growing old. I get that. Ask my husband, he’ll tell you that I frequently find something new to complain about. It’s often another pill to take, an ache or new doctor to see. And please don’t... Read more »

Turn It to the Left

Turn It to the Left
25% of school age children have hearing loss. Are you surprised? Gone are the days when after school, kids ran around outside, sat down with a board game, or played with a deck of cards. In most homes, kids are connected. They listen to media through their headphones at levels that are way too loud.... Read more »

Personal Attention

Over the counter hearing aids will enter the marketplace and give consumers another choice. And along with that, our buying habits have changed. Amazon can get you exactly what you need, often with same day delivery. We can buy almost anything on the internet. The one thing that you can’t pick off of a shelf... Read more »

Hearing Loss and Diabetes: Yes, There's a Connection

Hearing Loss and Diabetes: Yes, There's a Connection
I bet that you can think of at least one person you know with Diabetes. And here’s something that might come as a surprise; diabetes puts you at risk for changes in your hearing. Even the folks at the Center for Disease Control had no resources or understanding of the connection when approached several years... Read more »

Invisible Hearing Aids

No magic involved. There are invisible hearing aids. Research shows us that when asked, 60% of potential hearing aid wearers want an invisible solution. That means that most of us wish for a hearing device that no one else can see. Don’t let anyone tell you that this is not possible, especially if you have... Read more »

Make The Right Choice. Choose Ear Protection.

While watching the History Channel a few weeks ago, we came across a series called “Forged and Fire”. It’s a challenge for blacksmiths, bladesmiths and the like to create weapons and blades. The contestants are judged on creativity and durability of their workmanship. The audiologist in me is thinking, “Where are their earplugs? Why aren’t... Read more »

Changes in Hearing Sneak Up on Us.....

We don’t always notice that our hearing has changed. But trust me, everyone else around you does. Until you hear what you are missing, it’s hard to understand. I have a patient who came in for regular hearing checks. He didn’t do anything to correct his hearing until he turned around one day and saw... Read more »

Let's Get This Party Started

I was recently at a party where the music was ear piercing loud. My brother in law called me a buzz kill as I measured the volume of music with a sound level meter app on my phone. It’s no joke. You can do permanent damage listening to loud music. I only wish I knew... Read more »

What To Expect From A Hearing Test

A hearing evaluation is harmless. Have no fear.   There are no needles involved and you don’t have to study for it. It’s time that you schedule a baseline evaluation. The audiologist will take a thorough case history. Your ears will be examined. You will step into a soundproof booth. Headphones will be inserted or... Read more »