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How to Tell if You Have Tinnitus

You may think you’re going crazy, but the ringing and humming only you can hear may be a sign of tinnitus. Though not usually caused by a serious health issue, the phantom sounds can affect your quality of life and should be evaluated and treated.

Nov 14th, 2019
Adjusting to Life With Hearing Aids

Adjusting to life with hearing aids can be somewhat more involved than other assistive devices, like eyeglasses. The programming, flexibility, and options afforded by contemporary hearing aids make better hearing a truly customized experience.

Sep 30th, 2019
Top Causes of Hearing Loss and How to Avoid Them

Your hearing is at risk every day — and from many sources. You can, however, take steps to protect your ears from the many common threats to your hearing that can accumulate over time. Not all hearing loss is avoidable, but you can reduce your risk.

Sep 1st, 2019
How to Know If You Need Cerumen Removal

The buildup of cerumen, or earwax, in your ears can cause temporary hearing loss, dizziness, or even infection. An audiologist or family doctor can clear excess earwax quickly and painlessly during a short office visit.

Aug 12th, 2019
What Causes Tinnitus (And What Can I Do About It)?

Phantom sounds that you seem to hear, but which aren’t coming from the world around you are part of an issue called tinnitus. A symptom of physical or medical conditions, including hearing loss or injury, tinnitus sounds can be a major distraction.

Jul 15th, 2019
Three Reasons You Need Your Ears Professionally Cleaned

Though it’s rare, earwax can build up and block your ear canal, leading to loss of hearing and balance issues. Despite common use, cotton swabs aren’t safe or effective for removing wax buildup. You need professional care when symptoms arise.

May 20th, 2019
The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Are you struggling to follow conversations? Do you strain to hear the TV? If so, you may be having problems with your hearing. Read on to learn more about the link between hearing loss and cognitive issues — and what you can do about it.

Apr 16th, 2019
When Should I Remove My Hearing Aids?

Adapting to your new hearing aids is largely about the world of sound that returns to you. However, hearing aids aren’t a 24/7 proposition. For comfort and long life for your devices, there are times when your hearing aids should come out.

Mar 13th, 2019
How to Prevent Your Hearing Loss From Getting Worse

Hearing loss, left untreated, can make living seem isolated, cutting you off from family, friends, and activities you once enjoyed. Keeping your hearing from worsening is an important part of staying healthy and involved in life.

Jan 31st, 2019
Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Earwax Impaction

Earwax impacted in your ears can cause a range of uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms, such as pain, itchiness, a foul smell, discharge, and dizziness. Recognizing the symptoms can lead to the right treatment, such as medication or irrigation.

Jan 4th, 2019
5 Important Factors to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

Contemporary hearing aids are wonders of miniaturization that can seamlessly fit into your life and restore much of what you’ve been missing. With more options than ever, it’s important to understand key factors when buying new aids.

Oct 24th, 2018
EuroTrak France: the highest satisfaction

Eurotrak 2018 The fourth EuroTrak to be undertaken in France continues to show a positive picture with satisfaction with hearing aids over 80% and 65% wishing they had obtained hearing aids sooner. The EuroTrak survey also shows potential...

Oct 30th, 2018
Tinnitus depiction in Hollywood movie

The latest box office success in cinemas is ‘A star is born’ featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) discovers − and falls in love with − struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her...

Oct 19th, 2018
Hearing tests more likely in Germany, Can US do better!

45 % of people questioned in the latest Eurotrak survey in Germany say they have had a hearing test in the last five years, far higher than the numbers reported in France and the UK. Hearing loss prevalence is also higher, along with the number of...

Oct 18th, 2018
Can You Prevent Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is an ear condition that causes people to hear sounds that are not actually there. While tinnitus is not particularly dangerous to health in and of itself, it can have severe consequences for a person’s lifestyle, mental health...

Oct 10th, 2018
How Will the Audiologist Conduct Hearing Tests

As we go through life, our senses change. We see less, and so need to make appointments to get some new glasses from time to time, and we start to lose our hearing. Not everyone will experience hearing loss, but those that do tend to notice...

Sep 20th, 2018
Depression from Hearing Loss

Research continues to link hearing loss to depression, loneliness, and many other chronic diseases. It would seem logical that hearing loss might lead to social isolation, then to loneliness, depression, and an erosion in quality of life....

Sep 13th, 2018
3 FAQs About Hearing Aid Fittings

It is normal for people to be a little bit nervous about their hearing aid fitting , especially if they have never had one before. Once you’ve had your hearing test and been told that you are going to need a hearing aid fitted you need to book...

Aug 15th, 2018
Are ITE Hearing Aids Right for You?

When most people picture a hearing aid, they imagine a visible device that loops over the back of the ear. This kind of device is still in common usage; they are known as behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, and they are a suitable choice for a wide...

Aug 3rd, 2018
The Hearing Risks of Lawncare

Maintaining a yard can take a lot of effort, and it can also take a toll on your hearing. Lawnmowers, trimmers, chainsaws, and other machinery can expose you to dangerous noise levels and lead to hearing loss. With proper hearing protection, you can minimi

Aug 3rd, 2018
4 Signs You Need Ear Protection

Your ears and your hearing are more vulnerable than you think. You can damage your ears and your hearing by constantly or consistently exposing yourself to loud noises. Unfortunately, many of us have to work in loud environments. Others may choose...

Jul 27th, 2018
What Happens When You Need Hearing Aid Repairs

Your hearing aid will last a long time if you maintain and care for it properly. But, the reality is that your device will need to be repaired at some point in the future. And when you need hearing aid repairs, it can be an incredibly anxious time...

Jul 3rd, 2018
Hearing Aids: Why Buying Online Can be a Mistake

Hearing aids vary a great deal in price, and that has a lot to do with the technologies contained within them. If you’re in need of a hearing aid or the services of an audiologist in Washington DC, you’ll find that the more expensive hearing aids...

Dec 4th, 2016