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The Top Treatments for Tinnitus

A diagnosis of tinnitus is based on the symptoms your audiologist observes. However, the audiologist must first determine if the tinnitus is caused by another underlying condition to treat the symptoms. To do this, you will have to provide your audiologist with a comprehensive medical history. You may have to undergo some tests and treatments, […]

Check Out New Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

Check Out New & Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

Modern hearing aids aren’t like your grandpa’s auditory aids. They are some of the most powerful minicomputers around. Newer models of medical-grade auditory aids almost universally feature rechargeability (no more itty-bitty batteries!), smartphone controls, and Bluetooth connectivity. And the advances in auditory aid technology don’t stop there. Let’s take a look at some features you […]

Can Hearing Loss Be Prevented

Can Hearing Loss Be Prevented?

Hearing loss is astonishingly common. About 1 in every 250 children suffers some kind of auditory loss in both ears, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Scientists tell us that every year as many as about 60,000 Americans suffer sudden sensorineural auditory loss, usually in just one ear. This […]

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Ten Tips for Preventing Earwax Buildup

Earwax isn’t high on most of our lists of health priorities. After all, we can just swab it away (or so it seems) or wash it away and there won’t be a problem — or will there? The truth of us, most of us wouldn’t think of scheduling an appointment with an audiologist to deal […]

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How Long Have Audiograms and Hearing Tests Been Around?

Visiting an audiologist, going through their tests, and examining the results all feel like a normal part of life for many people. You will have probably gone through this process before and will have a good idea of what it involves, but you may not realize quite how much work has gone into designing tests […]

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Can Allergies Cause Hearing Problems?

Do You Have Allergies? The watery eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, wheezing, and sneezing of seasonal and indoor allergies aren’t the only problems they can cause. Allergies can also cause hearing loss. A group of researchers analyzed the medical histories of patients aged 31 to 62 who had a condition called sudden sensorineural auditory loss. […]

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Symptoms Causes and Treatments

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Autoimmune inner ear disease is a rare condition that causes loss of hearing over just a few weeks or months, often with tinnitus or balance disorders. Scientists believe it occurs when the immune system attacks structures in the inner ear as if they were an invading microorganism or a foreign body. Autoimmune inner ear disease […]