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Middle Ear Testing – What you need to know

Middle Ear Testing – What you need to know

Hearing loss occurs in a variety of people, and for many different reasons. Problems in the middle ear, however, often cause hearing changes in children aged 3 to 5. Fortunately, there are specific tests designed to diagnose middle ear problems. This then gives...

Ear Candling – A Safe Earwax Removal Technique, or Not?

Ear Candling – A Safe Earwax Removal Technique, or Not?

Today’s society is built around independence, with a strong push towards Do-It-Yourself projects. When it comes to health issues, however, using DIY techniques such as ear candling, can often prove to be ineffective and sometimes even cause additional problems. What...

Hearing Loss Linked to Many Health and Lifestyle Triggers

Hearing Loss Linked to Many Health and Lifestyle Triggers

Hearing loss has long been accepted as a sure sign of aging. With approximately 48 million Americans experiencing hearing impairment, it’s more than likely you know a senior citizen or two who wears hearing aids. But did you know that there are MANY factors, in...

Is it Time to Talk to Your Parents About Hearing Aids?

Is it Time to Talk to Your Parents About Hearing Aids?

One of the unique aspects of human existence is the role reversal that comes with aging – your parents used to take care of you and provide for your every need, but as you both get older, you find yourself taking care of them. Maybe it hasn’t progressed that far yet,...

Is There a Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss?

Is There a Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss?

If you’re one of the more than 30 million Americans who have diabetes, you are likely familiar with some of the complications of the disease – neuropathy (nerve damage), retinopathy (eye damage), kidney malfunction, and cardiovascular disease are just a few of them....

Hearing Testing 101 – Part 2: What to Do After a Hearing Test

Hearing Testing 101 – Part 2: What to Do After a Hearing Test

If you read last month’s blog, you learned about hearing testing – what a hearing test shows, who needs one, and why it’s important. Now that you or a loved one has had a hearing test, can you just sit back and relax? Not so much. What you do next depends a little on...

Hearing Protection for Hunting and Shooting Sports

Hearing Protection for Hunting and Shooting Sports

When hunting season rolls around each year, hunting enthusiasts across the country make last minute preparations to ensure they have everything they need; hunting licenses, the proper firearm, a place to hunt, special clothing for enduring the elements and hiding from...

Hearing Testing 101 – Part 1

Hearing Testing 101 – Part 1

What? Can you repeat that? Turn up the volume! If these are common sayings around your household, it’s likely someone has a hearing problem. People often choose to get a hearing test (or their spouse makes them get one!) when symptoms like these start to show up....

Are Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline Connected?

Are Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline Connected?

As our population ages, researchers continue to explore connections between age-related illnesses and conditions. One common question is whether or not hearing loss causes cognitive decline or dementia. According to a recent article by Marlaina Cockcroft, from Healthy...

5 Reasons Why You Should Have Smartphone Hearing Aids

5 Reasons Why You Should Have Smartphone Hearing Aids

To say that the cell phone industry has taken off in the last decade is an understatement. Combine rapidly developing cell phone technology with recent improvements in hearing devices, and you have some really amazing technology. Technology that can have a significant...