Troubled by Tinnitus?

Troubled by Tinnitus? Lots of people experience a sound in their ears that they might describe as buzzing, ringing, clicking, white noise or roaring, and that only they can hear. But what is it and what’s the cause? According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), what these people are experiencing is called tinnitus. It’s one of the most common health … Read More

New Year, New Hearing Aids?

As 2022 begins, it’s a good time to take stock of all aspects of your health, including your hearing. If you’ve never had your hearing tested and you are having problems hearing, now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive hearing evaluation with a doctoral-level audiologist. The evaluation usually takes 60 to 90 minutes, and if … Read More

Take Precautions to Prevent Slips and Falls this Winter

Winter in the Midwest is here, and while it’s tough to predict whether this winter will be colder or snowier than usual, one thing is for sure—at some point temperatures will likely drop and it will be slick outside. Though that’s just a fact of life for most of us, for older adults or those who suffer from dizziness and … Read More

Bluetooth Technology and Streaming for Hearing Aids

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Bluetooth technology has become such an integral part of our daily lives that we take it for granted. Today, many electronic devices are Bluetooth-enabled, like cell phones, computers, headphones, speakers, keyboards, printers, computer mice and even new vehicles. Because Bluetooth has become so common, many people think their hearing aids are equipped with it, too. Newer hearing devices usually are, … Read More

Over The Counter Hearing Aids: Everything You Need to Know

Based on a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration dated Oct. 21, 2021, the agency is proposing a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The proposed rule implements a key provision of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, as enacted in the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. When finalized, the rule would allow … Read More

New Research Finds Hearing Loss Tied to Sedentary Lifestyle

The research is clear that an active lifestyle, especially as you age, is important to preventing heart disease, managing your weight and offers many other health advantages, both physical and mental. Now, new research is showing another benefit to staying on the move—active older adults may be less likely to experience hearing loss. Three studies supported by the National Institute … Read More

Debunk the Gunk! How Earwax Can Literally Plug Your Ears Up

If you’re like millions of Baby Boomers, you grew up with this staple on the bathroom counter—cotton swabs. Parents used them to clean your ears as an infant, and as you grew older, taught you that’s the best way to keep your ears clean, too. But is it? Cotton swabs may not be just what the doctor ordered. The first … Read More

Sudden Hearing Loss Not Related to COVID Vaccine

The news is filled with reports of side effects related to the COVID-19 vaccine—everything from the standard side effects you might expect, like a sore arm or fatigue—to rumors that it can make your body magnetic (it can’t by the way). One of the side effects may be related to sudden onset hearing loss/tinnitus, which was reported as the vaccine … Read More

5 Types of Hearing Aids: Addressing Hearing Loss In Style!

To the public, it probably seems that all hearing aids are created equal, but that’s definitely not the case. There are several major hearing aid manufacturers who produce devices with unique qualities to meet specific patient needs. In addition, based on the individual’s hearing loss, there are different hearing aid styles & types that work better in specific situations. And, … Read More