How Long Can You Wait to Get a Hearing Aid?

You know you’re having problems hearing and you know you probably need a hearing aid.  What you really want to know is, “How long can you wait to get a hearing aid?”  We all have issues that we’d rather avoid, for example we put off going to the dentist or to the doctor unless we’re […]

I Have a Sensorineural Hearing Loss, What Does That Mean?

According to the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, a SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type […]

Hypothyroidism and Hearing Loss

There are many disorders that can lead to a temporary and/or a permanent loss of hearing.  The connection between many diseases and hearing loss is only recently beginning to be better understood, Hypothyroidism is just one example of a disease that has the ability to impact your hearing. What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism, also known as […]

Sudden Hearing Loss and Chronic Periodontitis

Periodontitis according to the National Institute of Health means, inflammation around the tooth.  Periodontitis can result in a patient’s gums pulling away from the teeth and forming spaces (called “pockets”) that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural […]

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Your Hearing Checked

More than 30 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss.  You are not alone.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United Stated, just behind arthritis and heart disease.  Unfortunately the average person waits a considerably long time before deciding the problem is bad enough to warrant a […]

How to Clean Your Hearing Aids

Properly cared for hearing aids (and that includes cleaning your hearing aids) can last a very long time.  Follow these simple rules to ensure that your hearing aid stays clean. Start by making sure that you’ll be holding it over a soft surface to avoid damage if you drop it. Hearing Aid Cleaning Tips Clean your […]

What Are the Symptoms of Age Related Hearing Loss or Presbycusis?

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a […]

Why Your Hearing Loss May Make You Feel Isolated

You know you’re having some problems hearing.  Your friends and family members seem to point out what you’re missing or how often they have to repeat information every day now.  But are you aware of exactly how that might be impacting you on a daily basis? Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss Untreated hearing loss can […]