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When Is a Hearing Test Necessary?

Hearing loss affects people of all ages, so everyone can benefit from testing. However, there are signs that can indicate a problem, making hearing tests more of a necessity. Are you worried about your hearing? Here’s when to schedule a test.
Oct 1st, 2023

Could My Musical Child Benefit From Earmolds?

The best way to avoid noise-related hearing loss involves proactive behaviors — specifically, using hearing protection and limiting exposure to loud sounds. It’s never too early to start, especially with young musicians. Read about how earmolds help.
Sep 1st, 2023

How Bell’s Palsy Can Affect Your Hearing

People often associate hearing problems with aging, but they can occur for several reasons. In fact, health conditions like Bell’s palsy can trigger hearing issues, including tinnitus and hyperacusis. Read on to learn more.
Aug 1st, 2023

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a common problem, especially as people grow older. But why? Causes can vary depending on the type of hearing loss. It can also occur gradually, making the first signs difficult to notice — and it can start at any age.
Jul 11th, 2023

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids can offer life-changing results for your listening experience — especially because they come in numerous types and sizes. But they also come with an adjustment period. Keep reading to learn more about getting used to hearing aids.
Jun 1st, 2023

Is There a Cure for Tinnitus?

Do you have a ringing in your ears? How about a buzz, roar, or clicking? These are just a few signs of tinnitus — a condition that causes phantom sounds or sensations in the ear. Keep reading to learn about how you can find relief.
May 11th, 2023

The Link Between Autism and Hyperacusis

People often misunderstand noise sensitivity disorders like hyperacusis. However, this hearing condition involves more than sound; it can cause physical pain and psychological distress. It’s also very common in people with autism.
Apr 6th, 2023

When Would I Need an ALD?

When you have trouble hearing, it’s easy to assume that the only solution is a hearing aid. However, an assistive listening device (ALD) can also help you hear better in many situations. But when is an ALD right for you? Keep reading to learn more.
Mar 10th, 2023

How Often Should I Schedule a Hearing Test for My Child?

You probably know children need regular medical checkups, but did you know they need hearing tests, too? Hearing plays an essential role in developing speech, language, social, and learning skills, and detecting issues early is key.
Feb 15th, 2023

Who Should Consider Getting Earmolds?

People often think of hearing devices after issues arise. But did you know one of the leading causes of hearing loss involves exposure to loud noise? That’s where custom earmolds can help. Keep reading to see who should use these protective devices.
Jan 12th, 2023

6 Noises That Signal You May Have Tinnitus

Are you hearing noises other people don’t? It could be tinnitus, a common condition that can cause phantom sounds or noises in your ear. For some, these sounds can become so severe that they affect daily life. Read on to learn more.
Dec 7th, 2022

What No One Understands About Misophonia

Do you ever get annoyed by noises like chewing, throat-clearing, or pen tapping? These familiar sounds can irritate anyone, but for those with misophonia, they’re downright unbearable. See how this sensitivity to sound differs from typical annoyance.
Nov 1st, 2022

Helping a Loved One Cope With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can leave a person feeling frustrated, embarrassed, and depressed and even cause them to withdraw. Additionally, hearing loss often gets worse if ignored. Fortunately, there are ways to help a loved one through these challenges.
Oct 7th, 2022

My Child Has a Hearing Problem. Now What?

Learning that your child has a hearing problem can feel overwhelming. Having an expert on your side to guide you through the next steps ensures that you understand exactly what to do and what to expect. Here’s what you need to know.
Sep 13th, 2022

Lifestyle Adjustments You Can Make to Manage Misophonia

Do certain noises make your blood boil or send you running from the room in panic? Living with sound sensitivities like misophonia can be challenging, but there are ways to cope. Keep reading to see how small changes can help.
Aug 1st, 2022

What to Expect After a Hearing Evaluation

Facing a hearing evaluation can be unnerving. But the good news is that this isn’t a test you can “pass” or “fail.” Instead, these assessments identify specific issues so you can find the best solution to improve and manage your hearing problems.
Jul 12th, 2022

How Does Aging Affect Hearing?

Age affects nearly every part of your body, including your ears. So it’s no surprise that hearing loss occurs commonly among people over 65. Here’s a quick look at how age can affect your hearing.
Jun 1st, 2022

How Head Injuries Affect Hearing and Balance

Don’t assume a head injury will take care of itself just because you’ve experienced little or no damage to your skull or face. Find out how even minor head trauma can harm your hearing and balance.
Apr 1st, 2022

Managing Your Misophonia: Tips and Tricks

Do you have misophonia, a condition in which you react physically or emotionally to certain sounds? Try these management strategies, which can help you cope with reaction-triggering noise.
Mar 3rd, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Delay a Needed Hearing Test

Tempted to postpone that hearing test? Reconsider! Regular hearing tests can help protect your hearing and your overall health in a variety of ways. Find out how hearing tests could benefit you.
Feb 1st, 2022

When to Replace Your Hearing Aid

How long have you had your hearing aid? Is it time to consider a new model? Learn about 5 reasons you may want to think about swapping your current hearing aid for a new device.
Jan 3rd, 2022

6 Causes of Tinnitus

If you hear sounds that others can’t, such as buzzing or ringing, you may have tinnitus, a common condition that affects millions of Americans. Learn about what can cause tinnitus, and how it is treated.
Dec 5th, 2021

Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss

If you work in a noisy environment, the sounds you hear on the job could lead to permanent hearing loss. Protect your hearing by taking these crucial steps.
Nov 1st, 2021

When To Consider an Audiology Consultation

Hearing loss is common, especially as we age. Because hearing loss can come on suddenly, you may not realize you have it. Keep reading to find out whether it’s time for you to have your hearing checked.
Aug 5th, 2021

Understanding Ménière’s Disease

If you’ve never heard of Ménière’s disease, you’re not alone. This disorder, which affects the inner ear, which is not well-known, can cause alarming symptoms such as hearing loss and severe vertigo.
Jul 19th, 2021

Do You Have Tinnitus?

This common condition can cause buzzing, whirring, humming, and other sounds in one or both of your ears. Keep reading to learn what tinnitus is and what treatment options are available.
May 10th, 2021

Who Needs Assistive Listening Devices?

Hearing aids are just one type of technology available to help you hear better. A variety of high-tech assistive listening systems can make it easier for you to hear the things that matter most to you. Keep reading to learn more!
Apr 7th, 2021

Adjusting to Life With Hearing Aids

Wearing hearing aids can take some getting used to. But your patience will pay off. Improving your hearing can help you feel less isolated and may even contribute to physical and cognitive health. Keep reading to learn more!
Mar 7th, 2021

4 Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss afflicts many adults, including half of those over age 75. Learn about 4 common causes of hearing loss including loud noise, which is the most prevalent contributor to age-related hearing loss.
Feb 8th, 2021

Misophonia: Is It All in Your Head?

Misophonia is an emotional overreaction to sound, but it’s not necessarily related to hearing loss. Learn about this puzzling condition and innovative psychological and auditory treatments used to manage it.
Jan 6th, 2021

What Do All These Phantom Noises Mean?

Do you notice ringing, buzzing, or other sounds that you hear in your ears even though they are not present in your environment? Keep reading to learn what those phantom noises may mean, and how to deal with them.
Dec 2nd, 2020

7 Causes of Hyperacusis and the Best Treatment Options

Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of hyperacusis. Many people haven’t. But it’s worth knowing about because if you have it, it can interfere with your quality of life. Fortunately, treatment can help manage it.
Nov 5th, 2020

What Happens if I Fail My Hearing Evaluation?

A hearing evaluation checks for hearing loss, problems with your ears, and other factors that can affect how well you hear. Keep reading to discover what happens if your evaluation uncovers concerns about your hearing.
Oct 7th, 2020

What to Expect at Your Hearing Test

A hearing test can identify various types of hearing and ear-related conditions, from hearing loss to excess earwax buildup. Keep reading to learn what’s involved in a hearing test, and what happens if problems are uncovered.
Jul 15th, 2020

What is Hyperacusis?

Are you annoyed by sounds that don’t bother other people? You may have hyperacusis, a condition associated with hypersensitivity to sound. Keep reading to find out how hyperacusis is diagnosed and treated.
Jun 22nd, 2020

What Can I Do About Tinnitus?

Are you bothered by ringing or buzzing in your ears? Does it interfere with your ability to concentrate or work? If so, you may have tinnitus. Keep reading to discover what you can do to find relief.
Mar 10th, 2020

3 Ways Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Everyday Life

Don’t wait any longer to be fitted for hearing aids. Improving your hearing may benefit you in many ways and could even help fend off serious health problems such as dementia and heart disease.
Feb 1st, 2020

Misophonia: Why Certain Sounds Drive Some People Crazy

Misophonia is a disease that isn’t well-known, isn’t much studied, and there’s even disagreement about if it’s a disorder or a subset of another disorder. If you have an unusually strong emotional response to some sounds, you may want to know more.
Jan 3rd, 2020