December 17, 2019

Why you don’t wear your hearing aids (and why you should)

Don’t let all the reasons you don't wear your hearing aids to interfere with your ability to enjoy what life has to offer, especially when you already have the solution. Here's how to put your hearing aids back to work again.
December 12, 2019
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I hate my hearing aids. What do I do?

Hate your new hearing aids? That's a pretty common reaction, but don't give up. Here's how to learn how to love them instead.
December 10, 2019
Tinnitus and hearing loss

Tinnitus and hearing loss: What’s the connection?

Most people with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, also have hearing loss. Noise exposure is often the culprit behind both conditions. Learn more about tinnitus and hearing loss.
December 5, 2019
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Don’t let hearing loss take away the sounds of the season

The holidays are a time when people with untreated hearing loss miss out on a lot of the most wonderful seasonal sounds.
December 3, 2019

Can you restore your lost hearing?

Is there a way to quickly and easily restore hearing levels to normal, especially for sensorineural hearing loss? A look at common ear surgeries, drugs and herbal remedies.
November 28, 2019

Microtia and atresia: When ears don’t develop fully

Microtia is a rare birth defect that affects the external ears. It also can cause hearing loss and generally requires ongoing medical care from an ENT and an audiologist.
November 26, 2019

Aging and hearing loss (presbycusis)

Presbycusis can sneak up on you and affects your ability to hear. If left untreated, this form of age-related hearing loss can cause additional health problems such as anxiety, depression and social isolation.
November 21, 2019

Causes of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)

Learn about the many different causes of sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss.
November 19, 2019
10 questions to ask your hearing care provider

Ten questions to ask your hearing health professional

Use these ten questions to start the dialogue with your hearing healthcare professional at your initial hearing evaluation
November 14, 2019
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Understanding high-frequency hearing loss

If speech seems muffled and you have trouble hearing women's and kid's voices, birds sing or doorbells ring, you may have high-frequency hearing loss. Learn the causes and treatments for this common type of hearing loss.
November 12, 2019
Temma Ehrenfeld

From bookish to social: What it’s like to get hearing aids in your 30s

How hearing aids helped me transform from a bookish girl to a social adult, fully participating in gatherings and work events.
November 7, 2019
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I can hear, just not clearly. Do I have hearing loss?

Do you feel like you can hear but can't understand words? This may mean you have high-frequency hearing loss--or even something unrelated, like an auditory processing problem.
November 5, 2019
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Shooter’s ear: Hearing loss caused by gunfire

For shooting and hunting enthusiasts, even one unprotected blast of gunfire can cause permanent damage. Over time, a condition known as "shooter's ear" can develop. Find out how to protect your hearing when you shoot.
October 31, 2019
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How to remove ear wax from your hearing aids

Earwax build-up is a common cause of hearing aid malfunction. Using these tips for keeping hearing aids clean of ear wax can help prevent unnecessary clinic visits and frustrating hearing aid repairs.
October 29, 2019
insomnia

Eleven strategies to improve sleep when you have tinnitus

There are few things in life more frustrating than tossing and turning in bed when you just want to fall asleep.
October 24, 2019
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Why you shouldn’t clean your ears with a cotton swab or Q-Tip

Even if you have very waxy ears, don't attempt to clean them until you read this.
October 22, 2019
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Guide to coping with hearing aid feedback

Hearing aid feedback isn’t harmful, but it can be annoying and embarrassing. Here are a few things you can try in order to fix the problem.
October 17, 2019
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Why two hearing aids are better than one

Wearing two hearing aids makes sense if you have hearing loss in both ears. Here are all the reasons why two is better than one.
October 15, 2019
Hearing aid fitting

Buyer beware: Hearing amplifiers are not hearing aids

The price of personal sound amplification devices (PSAP) may be tempting, but using them in place of hearing aids may be damaging to your hearing health.
October 10, 2019
diplacusis

Diplacusis: Understanding ‘double’ hearing

Sometimes called "double hearing," diplacusis is a form of hearing loss that causes our ears to hear sounds so differently it creates a disturbing two-sound experience.