October 22, 2020

All about OSHA’s noise and hearing regulations

Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.
October 20, 2020

Why do my ears feel clogged?

We explain some of the most common reasons why your ears feel clogged and why it’s important to have your hearing evaluated by a professional when they do.
October 15, 2020

What’s the connection between depression and untreated hearing loss?

It's not unusual for people with hearing loss to also struggle with depression. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments can go a long way in helping with both problems.
October 13, 2020

Hearing loss and listening fatigue

For people with hearing loss, listening fatigue hits you harder and faster than people with normal hearing. In fact, ear fatigue is considered an early warning sign of hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids can help.
October 8, 2020

What kind of specialist should I see for my hearing loss?

Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.
October 6, 2020

What is a hearing instrument specialist?

Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.
September 24, 2020

10 things you need before buying hearing aids

Have you finally decided it's time to take action to correct your hearing loss? Here are the top 10 things you need before you buy hearing aids.
September 22, 2020

How often should you get new hearing aids?

Do you need a hearing aid upgrade? Hearing aids are complex pieces of technology, and even with regular maintenance will eventually need replaced. Find out if it's time for you to get new hearing aids.
September 10, 2020

Protecting your hearing aids in the water

With a few precautions, hearing aid users can participate in water-related and avoid hearing aid water damage.
September 8, 2020

How long do hearing aids last?

While most modern high-quality hearing aids can be expected to last somewhere between three and seven years, two people can buy exactly the same hearing aid and have them last vastly different amounts of time.
September 3, 2020

Are hearing aids waterproof?

Do you need waterproof hearing aids? Learn about waterproof and water resistant hearing aids and how to keep your devices working their best.
September 1, 2020

Optimize your hearing aids for music

Love music and wear hearing aids? Whether you're a musician or a music lover, here's how to optimize your music experience when wearing hearing aids.
August 27, 2020

Ear candling: Just say no

Are you tempted to try ear candling to clean your ears? While it's growing in popularity, ear candling is considered dangerous and there is no medical research showing it works.
August 25, 2020

Medical doctors who treat hearing loss: Otolaryngologists and neurotologists

If you or a loved one experiences hearing loss, you may be referred to an ENT or neurotologist for specialty care. These doctors treat disorders or the ear, nose and throat and perform skull base surgery, including cochlear implants.
August 20, 2020

What is an audiologist?

Audiologists are experts in hearing care and hearing loss. They work in a wide variety of settings, from clinics to hospitals to private hearing aid practices.
August 18, 2020

Nursing homes and hearing aids: What you need to know

Nursing home care can be a challenging transition if your loved one has hearing loss or wears hearing aids. Here are some tips for making sure they get the hearing care they need.
August 13, 2020

Understanding high-frequency hearing loss

For people with severe hearing loss in one ear, devices known as CROS or BiCROS hearing aids are a possible solution. They work by picking up sound in the "bad" ear and transmitting it to the "good" ear.
August 11, 2020

What are CROS and BiCROS hearing aids?

For people with severe hearing loss in one ear, devices known as CROS or BiCROS hearing aids are a possible solution. They work by picking up sound in the "bad" ear and transmitting it to the "good" ear.
August 6, 2020

How often should I get my hearing tested?

We've all heard of annual physicals and twice-a-year dental appointments, but how often should you get your hearing checked? The answer depends on your current hearing abilities, age, job and other risk factors.
August 4, 2020

What is ‘cookie-bite’ hearing loss?

Named for how it looks on an audiogram, "cookie-bite" hearing loss means a person struggles to hear mid-range pitches.