When Should You Get Your Hearing Checked?

If the last time you had your hearing checked it was done by the school nurse, it’s time to get it checked again.  Most people tend to associate hearing loss with aging, but hearing loss can happen at any age.  According to the National Institutes of Health, 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old […]

Information About Hearing Aid Batteries

A small zinc air battery powers the majority of today’s hearing aids. The small colored sticker on one side of the battery keeps the battery inactive until you remove the sticker. Once the sticker is removed from the back of the battery, oxygen in the air contacts the zinc within the battery, and the battery […]

What Are the Possible Causes of My Hearing Loss?

The auditory system (outer, middle and inner ear) is the sensory system for hearing.  And like any other sensory system in the body (vision, touch, smell) it is likely to change how well it works over time.  There are any number of reasons why your auditory system may not work as well tomorrow as it […]

What is a Conductive Hearing Loss

A conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not transmitted efficiently at some point along the pathway from the outer ear canal to the oval window.  The oval window separates the middle ear from the inner ear.  This pathway includes  the eardrum (tympanic membrane and the three, small bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. A […]

Hearing Aids and Cold Weather, What You Need to Know

It’s cold today.  Some people like the cold weather and some avoid it all costs. Either way if you are going outside there are precautions that you need to take depending on the actual weather conditions.  If you wear hearing aids there are a few precautions you should take to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hearing […]

Relationships and Hearing Loss

If you are married to, live with or love someone who has a hearing loss this article is for you.  Being in a relationship can at times be trying.  Being in a relationship with someone who has a hearing loss that they refuse to do anything about can at times be impossible.  Never are you […]

Struggling to Hear During the Holiday Season?

The Holiday Season is winding down.  For many this is the time of year that they celebrate with large gatherings of friends and family.  While that can be a festive time for many, if you are struggling to hear, the holiday season can be one of endless frustration. Understanding a conversation with your spouse in […]

Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily. Women and men with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist, but any bone can be affected. In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or […]