People often associate sinus infections with spring and summer, but the upcoming winter season can bring about just as many sinus infections for different reasons. Most of us know the main culprits that bring about sinus infection, like a prolonged cold or allergies. However, it’s important to look out for some of the sneakier, less… Read More »
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Hearing Aid Overview There are many different types of hearing aids that all have the main goal of making hearing easier. However, with each different type comes different specifications (such as different hearing losses, ear sizes, etc.) that should be evaluated before choosing which one is best for you. Hearing loss is not something that… Read More »
There’s a sound in my head, how can I alleviate my tinnitus? Tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears, is a condition in which the affected person hears unusual sounds such as ringing or buzzing that only they can hear. These sounds can be continuous or intermittent, both in duration and volume. While most… Read More »
There are many common signs that someone has problems hearing such as turning up the television volume so loud the neighbors complain. Another common problem is trouble on the telephone. Someone with diminished hearing may also be missing audible cues like the birds, a microwave, or the blinking turn signal in the car. The fact… Read More »
When your ears are itchy, what do you do? You itch! But what does the doctor think about that? Should you use a qtip or a fingernail? As much as you can blame it on being a natural reaction to itch your pesky problem, the itchiness is a symptom deriving from a larger ear issue.
Hearing aids are tiny technological marvels as well as a significant financial investment. Dirt, moisture, and ear wax buildup can all affect the performance and lifespan of your hearing aids. The following cleaning and maintenance tips will ensure that your hearing aids provide you with years of better hearing.
Infomercials for personal sound amplifiers PSA’s have been seen recently on late-night TV. These commercials claim that the small electronic devices offer features similar to a hearing aid for a fraction of the price of traditional hearing aids. While personal sound amplifiers may turn up overall gain, that doesn’t make sound more clear. Louder is… Read More »
Many people use Q-tips to clean the inside of their ears. The small cotton swabs-on-a-stick certainly seem like a great option when your ears feel dirty or you wish to remove earwax. But, the truth is, avoiding the use of Q-Tips altogether is always the best idea if you value and appreciate your hearing. Q-tips… Read More »
Notice that it is harder to hear conversations in background noise? Do people sound like they are mumbling? Can you hear loudness fine but you can’t get the clarity? If you’re noticing these signs it could be hearing loss. Although, hearing aids can treat some aspects of hearing loss, it is not the total solution… Read More »