July 7, 2020

Five common fears of wearing hearing aids

Are you or someone you love afraid to wear hearing aids? Don't let these common fears stand in the way of better hearing—and better health.
July 4, 2020

5 ways to protect your hearing this Fourth of July

Fireworks and Fourth of July go together, but the celebration doesn't have to result in hearing loss. Find out how to prevent hearing loss during loud fireworks displays.
June 30, 2020

How do I get water out of my ears?

Did you go swimming and now water is stuck in your ears? It happens to some people more than others. Learn why it happens and what to do about it.
June 25, 2020

Do you have hearing loss? How to protect your residual hearing and why it matters

If you have hearing loss, your remaining natural hearing, or residual hearing, refers to how well you can hear without the use of hearing aids. While you may feel like it doesn't matter now that you have hearing loss, it's actually in your best interest to try your hardest to protect your residual hearing throughout your lifetime.
June 23, 2020

Low-cost solar-powered hearing aids fill a need in developing countries

Solar Ear is a low-cost hearing aid that gets a charge from solar-powered batteries and brings hope to hundreds of thousands of hearing impaired people in the developing world.
June 17, 2020

What is person-centered hearing care?

A method called person-centered hearing healthcare is improving outcomes and patient satisfaction.
May 7, 2020

The best smartphone apps for phone captioning

Smartphone apps provide people with hearing loss on-the-go captioning services with in-call and movie options. Here are some of the top picks for best captioning apps.
May 5, 2020

The best smartphone decibel meter apps to measure noise levels

How do you know when loud is too loud? Here are some great decibel and sound meter smartphone apps for measuring noise levels.
April 30, 2020

Hearing aids with domes: Are they right for me?

Some hearing aids come with domes that sit snugly inside your ear. They're best suited for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
April 28, 2020

What are hearing aid earmolds?

Some hearing aids come with custom-fit earmolds that sit snugly inside your ear. Learn why an earmold might be the best option for you and how to troubleshoot any problems.
April 23, 2020

Hyperacusis: When ordinary loud sounds hurt your ears

Hyperacusis is defined as an abnormal sensitivity to sounds resulting in pain or discomfort. You may also experience tinnitus and a fluttering sensation in your ears.
April 21, 2020

Universal signs for hearing loss

To help people who are deaf or hearing impaired, common signs and symbols are used to indicate if a location has assistive technology, such as closed captioning or loop induction systems.
April 16, 2020

Understanding your audiogram results

An audiogram is a graph or chart that displays the results of your hearing test. Initially, it might look like a bunch of indecipherable lines and symbols. But once you learn how to read and interpret your audiogram, you will better understand your hearing loss.
April 14, 2020

What you need to know about earwax

You may think it’s gross or embarrassing, but here's why earwax is so important to your hearing health. Learn how to safely clean your ears and interesting facts about earwax.
April 9, 2020

What is otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis occurs when a small bone in the middle ear becomes stuck, limiting its ability to vibrate and conduct sound. It can cause hearing loss, dizziness and tinnitus.
April 7, 2020

Coping techniques to prevent tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety

Most tinnitus coping strategies are meant to be used reactively, after a difficult moment has occurred. But it's just as important to develop techniques that help you establish routines to head off tinnitus and anticipatory anxiety before they start.
April 2, 2020

Sudden hearing loss in one ear

If you experience sudden hearing loss, get help fast to improve your chances of regaining your hearing.
March 31, 2020

Is there a relationship between BPPV and Meniere’s disease?

Both benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Meniere's disease can both cause bouts of severe dizziness and vertigo, but are the two conditions
March 26, 2020

10 common myths about tinnitus

When it comes to tinnitus, can you separate fact from fiction? Dispelling these top 10 myths will help get your tinnitus under control faster.
March 24, 2020


Tympanometry is a type of test that measures the function of the middle ear. It can help rule out certain types of hearing loss and may be used to determine whether hearing aids would be a useful treatment.