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Gardening and Hearing Aids

For many people this is their favorite time of the year, spring has sprung.  It’s finally warm enough to go outside. Time to clean up the yard, plant flowers and start digging in the garden.  If you wear hearing aids here are a few precautionary measures to take when you’re working in the yard. Steps […]

Sensorineural Hearing Loss, What Is It?

My dad just had his hearing tested and was told that he has a sensorineural hearing loss.  The person testing his hearing explained to him what that meant.  But now that he’s trying to explain what it means to me, he isn’t sure that he’s remembering what she said correctly.  So, what is a sensorineural […]

You’re Never to Old to Wear a Hearing Aid

We get this question a lot and the answer is always the same. No, you are not “too old” to wear a hearing aid. The opposite also holds true, you’re never “too young” to wear a hearing aid either.  Whether or not you wear hearing aids should be based on whether or not you have […]

Do You Hear Colors?

If you hear in “colors” you may suffer from a disorder known as synesthesia.  Synesthesia is the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. From Livescience, long dismissed as a product of overactive imaginations or a sign of mental […]

The Risk of Occupational Hearing loss

Occupational hearing loss is hearing loss that develops slowly over a long period of time (several years) as the result of exposure to continuous or intermittent loud noise at a persons place of employment.  The good news is that the risk of occupational hearing loss (OHL) is declining.  However while progress has been made, additional […]

Cancer and Hearing Loss

One of the scariest words in the English language is the word cancer.  Most of us have had a personal experience with cancer.  Either we’ve experienced cancer ourselves or know someone who has cancer or sadly both. Although several types of cancer can cause hearing loss they are most likely the result of metastasis.  Metastasis […]

Eating Out With a Hearing Loss

One of the more challenging listening situations for individuals with a hearing loss is trying to communicate in a restaurant.  Even the most elegant restaurants tend to be on the noisy side.  Numerous conversations are going on all around you, dishes and silverware are constantly clanging and music is playing in the background.  And being […]

Why Should You Care About Wearing Hearing Protection?

When you don’t protect your ears from the ravages of sounds that are too loud you can cause hearing loss.  Hearing loss caused as a result of exposure to loud sounds is called a noise induced hearing loss or NIHL.  NIHL can be immediate or it can take a long time to be noticeable. It […]