Why Your Ears Are Ringing

Why Your Ears Are Ringing

Have you ever experienced a ringing or buzzing like noise in one or both ears? Known as tinnitus, this experience involves hearing a sound when no external sound is actually present. Only you can hear this noise which is most commonly described as ringing, buzzing, clicking, or whistling like sound.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …

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Current & Former Smokers May Be at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

In 2020, a survey from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly 13 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (12.5%) were current cigarette smokers meaning that an estimated 30.8 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes! Meanwhile its projected that over   16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease including cancer, …

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

If you’ve been struggling to hear recently when spending time with family and friends, you may not think it’s a big deal. Hearing loss is drastically underestimated in its effects. Not only is hearing loss common, affecting one in eight between the ages of 12 and 69 in both ears, based on standard hearing exams in the United States, but …

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Digital Hearing Aids

Remember the hearing aids your parents or grandparents used to wear. They were large, unsightly, and prone to buzzing and squealing. The hearing aids of the past were mostly analog and were hard to fully control. Today, the majority of hearing aids are becoming digital. Not only can you now expect superior sound quality, but the level of control of …

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Difficulties During Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Do you have hearing loss? You may not even know it. Hearing loss can be difficult to self-diagnose. All too often you can hear fine when speaking in quiet settings between another person, but struggle to hear in noisy settings such as crowded restaurants, bars, or concert halls. It can feel confusing when more than one person is speaking at …

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Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All! 

Did you know that March 3rd is World Hearing Day? The World Health Organization (WHO) organizes this global campaign to raise awareness about hearing loss. Nearly 1 in 5 people have some degree of impaired hearing in the United States. This means that nearly 15% of adults have hearing loss. Though it is common, hearing loss is often undertreated. Untreated …

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All About Digital Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. For many individuals, hearing aids are an important tool for improving their quality of life. Digital hearing aids, in particular, offer a range of benefits that can enhance the user’s hearing experience. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what digital hearing aids are, …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

As we age, it’s common to experience changes in our hearing. For many people, this can lead to difficulties with communication and a decrease in overall quality of life. In fact, research has shown that untreated hearing loss can lead to social isolation, depression, and a range of other health issues. If you or a loved one has been experiencing …

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Treating Hearing Loss Might Improve Your Marriage

Nearly everyone has had at least one relationship that they believe would have been more peaceful if they could occasionally shut off the voice of their partner. And while that might be true in some instances, particularly youthful ones, hearing plays an important role in marital and relationship happiness. From a survey conducted of married people between the ages of …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

More than 30 million Americans live with hearing loss, one of the country’s leading chronic health conditions. Choosing to intervene in hearing loss has wonderful payoffs like sustained independence, greater connection and communication and increased confidence. Investing in hearing aids can even help to evade a dementia diagnosis down the road. There is an adjustment period that comes from any …