Archive for September 2019

Can My Hearing Get Worse?

Oh no! Can my hearing get worse? A change in hearing can be concerning for anyone with hearing loss. When I’m asked, “Will my hearing get worse?”, my answer has always been, “Without having a crystal ball, I really don’t know.” Hearing that is lost as part of the aging process is unpreventable. Genetics will... Read more »

Did You Hear This?

Did You Hear This?
People often ask what they are actually missing when they don’t hear. Much depends on the frequencies affected and the amount of hearing loss. What we miss is also determined by our unique ability to clarify speech in both quiet and noise. As we age, many of us lose hearing in the high frequencies. Some... Read more »

To swab or not to swab. That is the question.

Were you ever told “Never put anything smaller than your elbow into your ear”? Although this is sage advice, we still hear the question, “Is it ok to clean my ears with cotton swabs”? Here are reasons why putting a swab into your ear is not always the best choice. Using cotton swabs dries out... Read more »
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Tinnitus Can Be Treated

Tinnitus Can Be Treated
Tinnitus or unwanted ear noises is a phenomenon that millions of people experience. If you have been told that you can’t be helped, don’t believe it. Tinnitus can be treated. Hearing noises in your ears 24 hours a day can be quite stressful. Many of us learn to ignore our tinnitus, but for some of... Read more »

Don't Forget about Ear Protection

Don't Forget about Ear Protection
Damage to your ears caused by loud noise or music is irreversible, but the good news is that with ear protection, this harm is preventable. It’s always a good idea to keep ear plugs handy. Using tools for home improvement such as a nail gun or chain saw are loud enough to damage your hearing.... Read more »