Category Archives: Managing your hearing

Oct 26 2017

Everything you want to know about tinnitus part 2: Noise

Let’s talk about one of the biggest contributors to tinnitus: noise. Loud noise is one of the greatest threats to our hearing. On top of that, noise induced hearing loss more often than not is accompanied by tinnitus. In fact, tinnitus is often the first warning sign that hearing damage is occurring (ever notice that […]

Oct 19 2017

Everything you want to know about tinnitus part 1: What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the term for the sensation of hearing a sound in your ears when there is no external sound present. All of us will experience it once in awhile, but for some it is constant. The vast majority of chronic tinnitus is a symptom of damage or trauma to the hearing system. Although, short […]

Sep 28 2017

The future is wireless

Everywhere you look we seem to be going wireless: from phones, to computers, even everyday appliances. Hearing aids are no exception. But, what does this mean and how does it benefit you? A wireless set of hearing aids can communicate with each other. This means that if one hearing aid adjusts itself because there is […]

Sep 14 2017

Balance and Dizzness Part 3: Treatment and Management

Treatment of dizziness will depend on the cause and can include exercises, medication, and lifestyle changes. Two of the most common disorders of the inner ear related to dizzines are Meniere’s and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Treatment for Meniere’s will often include medication such as Serc for acute episodes of dizziness, and lifetstyle changes such […]

Sep 07 2017

Balance and Dizziness Part 2: Diagnosis

Last time we discussed some of the causes of dizziness. Today we will look at the first steps to take if you are experiencing dizziness and how health professionals go about diagnosing the cause. First and foremost, if you are experiencing dizziness you should see your doctor. It is helpful to bring a list of […]

Aug 31 2017

Balance and Dizziness Part 1: Causes

Many of us will experience dizziness at one time or another. In this blog we will go over some of the most common causes of dizziness and balance issues. Dizziness related to the inner ear is certainly one of the biggest causes of balance issues. This is because the vestibular system, the bodies balance organ, […]

Aug 24 2017

What should musicians look for in a hearing aid?

First, why would musicians and music lovers need to consider special features for music? Well, the answer is that most hearing aids are optimized for speech. Music and speech present hearing aids with different problems to solve. Speech tends to change rapidly and is often accompanied by background noise such as when sitting in a […]

Aug 11 2017

Noise may have greater impact on musicians than we thought

We have known for some time that excessive noise leads to hearing loss. However, a recent study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown that the risk to musicians is extremely high . In fact, professional musicians were found to have 4 times the risk of developing hearing loss compared to the general population. […]

Aug 03 2017

Yard work: a source on noise we often don’t think about

It’s midsummer, and for many of you that means time spent out in the yard. But, did you know that some noise from yardwork can be just as damaging to your hearing as industrial noise or noise associated with loud music? That’s right. We may not think about it, but much of the equipment we […]

Jul 13 2017

Common objections to hearing aids and their solutions: Part 4

In this last entry on common objections to hearing aids we will be looking at one we hear fairly often: my friend or family member has hearing aids, but they don’t use them. There could be several reasons for this. With any new hearing aid there is an adaptation period. Most people have had hearing […]