Category Archives: Managing your hearing

Dec 08 2017

Communication tips for the Holidays

The Holiday Season will soon be upon us and with it many social gatherings at work and home. For people with hearing loss these often noisy situations can be very difficult. Below you will find some tips for making communication easier. If you have a hearing loss: 1. Make sure to face the person or […]

Nov 15 2017

Everything you want to know about tinnitus part 5: Management

So, you have been diagnosed with tinnitus. What now? Treatment of tinnitus will largely depend on the cause. Sometimes tinnitus is caused by a reversible condition such as earwax, fluid, or other obstructions in the outer and middle ear. In these cases simply removing the obstruction will usually alleviate the tinnitus. If your tinnitus is […]

Nov 09 2017

Everything you want to know about tinnitus part 4: Medication and Tinnitus

Tinnitus, both temporary and permanent, can be a side effect of many medications. The most common classes of medication associated with tinnitus include: antibacterial drugs, anti-inflammatory’s like Aspirin and Ibuprofen in high doses, diuretics, antimalarial drugs, and chemotherapy medications. Some of these drugs, such as those for chemotherapy, are associated with hearing loss as well. […]

Nov 02 2017

Everything you want to know about tinnitus part 3: Diet

We commonly talk about noise exposure and hearing loss in relation to tinnitus. While these are the most significant factors, diet can also play a role in tinnitus. While there is no evidence that our diet directly causes tinnitus, there is some evidence that it can have an effect on its severity. Certain substances in […]

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, […]