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 […]

Ten Tips for Preventing Earwax Buildup 1

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 […]

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 […]

What You Should Know About Head Trauma Hearing Loss

What You Should Know About Head Trauma Hearing Loss

Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States, with up to three million head injuries occurring yearly, and over one million of those injuries requiring hospitalization. One frequently lasting symptom that is found in many instances of head trauma is hearing loss. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? […]

What is Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease What Causes It

What is Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease & What Causes It?

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, or AIED for short, is a persisting syndrome that affects a person’s balance and ability to hear, and is frequently accompanied by dizziness and tinnitus. The condition occurs when antibodies mistake the ear tissues and cells as foreign bodies and attack them in defense of the body. Fortunately, this is a […]

10 Causes of Ringing in Your Ears

10 Causes of Ringing in Your Ears

Ringing in your ears, also known as tinnitus, is the perception of sound when no external source of sound is physically present. It is always best to consult an audiologist when you experience ringing in your ears for more than a few hours, or without a discernible cause such as: taking a transcontinental flight, attending […]

Balance Problems Types Causes and Symptoms

Balance Problems: Types, Causes, and Symptoms

When you have trouble maintaining your balance, the whole world becomes an obstacle course. Stepping off a curb becomes an opportunity for an accident. The bottom step of the staircase or the landing of an escalator become a fall hazard. Simply standing up from a chair or rolling over in bed can make you dizzy. […]

Pulsatile Tinnitus Symptoms Causes And Treatments

Pulsatile Tinnitus: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

If you hear a constant whooshing, clicking, or thumping sound in one or both ears that seems to follow a steady beat, you may have a relatively rare condition known as pulsatile tinnitus. What is Pulsatile Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the condition of hearing sound when no external sound is present. Tinnitus differs from hallucinations in […]