What Causes Hearing Loss?

The auditory system (outer, middle and inner ear) is the sensory system for hearing.  And like any other sensory system in the body (vision, touch, smell) it is likely to change how well it works over time.  There are any number of reasons why your auditory system may not work as well tomorrow as it … Continued


Is Better Hearing on Your List of New Year’s Resolutions?

This is the time of year when we make our list of resolutions for the New Year. We reflect back on the past year and take note of the areas we’d like to change.  A compilation of the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions, typically looks something like this. TOP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Lose Weight Volunteer … Continued


Hearing Aids and Balance in Older Adults

From Medical News Today… A small study suggests that older people with hearing loss may find that their balance improves when they use hearing aids. The finding supports the idea that improving hearing in older people with hearing loss may help reduce their risk of falls. In The Laryngoscope journal, senior author Timothy E. Hullar says … Continued


Hearing Aids and Pets

No matter how much money you spend on toys for your pets, they will inevitably play with, chew or outright eat something you don’t want them too.  Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to your hearing aids. Dogs seem to prefer to chew and ultimately swallow all or part a hearing aid. Cats … Continued


10 reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked Now

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss.  You are not alone.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States, just behind arthritis and heart disease.  Unfortunately, the average person waits a considerably long time before deciding the issue is bad enough to warrant a … Continued


Hearing Protection for Hunter’s

Hunting season is in full swing in many areas. Among the many safety precautions that should be taken by hunters, protecting your hearing should be somewhere near the top of the list.  Exposure to sounds in excess of 85 dB can permanently damage your hearing.  The damage is dependent on the amount of time exposed … Continued


What Exactly is Tinnitus?

TINNITUS EXPLAINED Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear.  It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus.  More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus. Tinnitus may be in both ears or just in one ear. About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be … Continued