Hearing Health Blog
Hearing aids are sophisticated devices that can dramatically improve your quality of life. It is not a good idea to order them over the internet and fit them yourself. Setting them up requires the help of a professional . Here’s why. You can get your hearing aids adjusted to meet your specific needs Every person’s hearing loss is slightly different
Tinnitus is often described as an unpleasant and constant high-pitched whine, ring or buzz in your ears. It’s a noise that only you can hear and is typically caused by changes related to your ears. Below, we’ve listed the most common causes of tinnitus to help you better understand this condition. Exposure to loud noises Long-term exposure to loud noise
Most people will gradually lose their hearing to an extent as they get older. This gradual hearing loss is something that is to be expected when it comes to ageing. However, there are also just as much risk that the average person can gradually lose their hearing if they subject their ears to environments where they could do permanent damage.
Most of us know that we should go to the dentist at least once every year and see our doctor for an annual health check, but how often should you have a hearing test? If you have concerns about your hearing, or you can’t remember the last time an audiologist looked at your ears, this guide should come in handy.
Hearing loss can, unfortunately, take its toll on communication. Not only does it make it difficult for the person with hearing loss to express themselves, but it can also discourage other people with normal hearing ability from communicating. Even simple conversations can be difficult when one person cannot hear what the other is saying. While the odd “pardon?” or “what
Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by unwanted sounds in the ear that are not generated by the external environment. People with tinnitus often complain of ringing, buzzing and whirring sounds in the ear that appear not to have any external cause. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 10% of people in the United States
Wearing a hearing aid for the first time can open you up to a world of sounds that you haven't heard in a long time. Because of this, the experience can take a bit of getting used to, especially if your hearing loss developed over a long period. If you are new to hearing aids , check out the following
When you wear hearing aids , it’s important to take good care of them and to be aware of potential risks that can affect their performance, including earwax buildup. While earwax is essential for keeping the ears lubricated and to protect against dirt and dust, too much earwax can be problematic. If you’re worried about excess earwax, or your hearing
Tinnitus is a common problem. Although most people experience tinnitus symptoms on a short-term basis, tinnitus can be a chronic issue that starts to impact daily life. If you experience tinnitus on a regular basis, or your symptoms have become more severe recently, it’s a good idea to seek professional help and to undergo tests to see if there is
We all know that prevention is better than a cure. While many of us experience difficulty with our hearing later in life, it is possible to take steps to reduce the risk of premature hearing loss. If your job involves being exposed to high levels of noise, or you live in the city, and you commute using the train or