Hearing Health Blog
Unlike most other serious health concerns, hearing loss often goes for years without being treated – the average delay before seeking treatment is seven to 10 years. There are many reasons for this, but here are a few: Noise-induced and age-related hearing loss often occur so gradually it can take a long time to notice significant differences in hearing ability.
You watch your weight and exercise for a healthy heart, but do you show the same concern for your hearing health? Believe or not your ears are crucial to good health. Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of problems such as dementia, heart disease, falls, and longer stays in hospital. Therefore it makes sense to keep your ears
The field of audiology – the study of hearing and balance disorders – has expanded greatly in the last few decades. Along with it, so have the requirements for becoming an audiologist. As a hearing patient, it’s important to know what standards audiologists are required to meet, and which are optional (even if highly desired) credentials. Why? Because it will
Hearing aids , like most electronic devices, are sensitive to high heat. After all, they are delicate instruments composed of plastic and electronic parts. Because of their sensitivity, they can suffer serious damage when exposed to direct heat for an extended period of time. For example, some of the components can become deformed, causing the hearing aids to fit improperly.
Tinnitus is generally described as a ringing-in-the-ears sensation that will not go away and sometimes worsens in certain environments or situations. Your health can greatly affect the intensity of tinnitus, as can stress and diet. There are also a handful of medications that can cause tinnitus, and if left untreated, can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Additionally, these medications