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Understanding Misophonia and How it Can Trigger Negative Emotional Responses Sep 16th, 2020

Most people have not heard of misophonia. But it’s important to know about this condition because if you or someone you love develops it, it can have a big impact on the quality of life. Misophonia is a condition in which sounds affect you in a negative way. For example,...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Is More Common Than You Think Aug 11th, 2020

If you think loud noise is little more than an annoyance, you may want to think again. Loud noise can permanently damage your hearing. In fact, noise is a top cause of hearing loss, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Noise-induced hearing loss may be more common than you realize....

What to Expect at Your Hearing Test Jul 15th, 2020

Are you having trouble hearing? A hearing test can check the health of your ears and the acuity of your hearing. It’s important not to put off having your hearing evaluated, because a hearing test can determine whether you're experiencing hearing loss or other potentially serious problems. Here at Sharp...

What is Hyperacusis? Jun 22nd, 2020

When you think about hearing problems, you probably imagine conditions related to hearing loss. That makes sense, hearing loss is a common problem. It impacts people of all ages. In fact, more than one-third of adults over 65 experience some form of hearing loss.  However, there are other types of...

What Can I Do About Tinnitus? Mar 10th, 2020

Are you hearing ringing, buzzing, clicking, or any other sound or sensation in your ears? You may have a condition known as tinnitus. It’s a common condition, impacting about 10% of Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Tinnitus can be frustrating because it can interfere with your hearing,...

3 Ways Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Everyday Life Feb 1st, 2020

Are you having trouble hearing the people around you? Do you find yourself increasingly isolated because you can’t participate in conversations? Are you worried about the impact hearing loss may have on your health and well-being? If so, now is a good time for you to consider getting hearing aids....

Misophonia: Why Certain Sounds Drive Some People Crazy Jan 3rd, 2020

Misophonia is a little understood, under-studied condition. If you have it, there are certain sounds that trigger a very strong, negative emotional response.  For example, the sound of someone chewing may make you so angry you find it difficult to control yourself. You may continue to hear the sound in...

Top Causes of Hearing Loss and How to Avoid Them Dec 9th, 2019

Over 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Unfortunately, most of them wait an average of seven years before seeking help for their condition. In fact, only one out of every five people who could benefit from a hearing aid uses one. At Sharp Hearing Care Professionals,...