Have Hearing Loss and Wearing a Face Mask? Here are Some Tips to Help

Have Hearing Loss and Wearing a Face Mask? Here are Some Tips to Help

During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a face mask or other cloth face covering has become a requirement in our clinic for both our staff and our patients. Based on current evidence and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, it’s the best way to reduce the transmission of this virus. But, wearing a face mask for someone who has hearing … Read More

Study Shows Connection to Hearing/Dizziness

What people hear and do not hear can have a direct effect on their balance, according to new research from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). The research, published in the March 12 issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, provides a better understanding of the relationship between hearing loss and why people fall, especially … Read More

Dietary Supplements Can’t Cure Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound source is present. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and from low to high pitch. Individuals describe their tinnitus in a number of ways, including a buzzing, clicking, … Read More

Research Linked to Common Dizziness Condition

If lying down or turning over in bed makes you feel dizzy, it could be an indication that you have a common dizziness condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. This condition can have a major impact on quality of life, even though it is a benign. And even though BPPV isn’t life-threatening, it does increase the risk of … Read More

Five Common Hearing Aid Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

After caring for nearly 25,000 patients over 35 years, we’ve seen just about everything at Associated Audiologists. People drop their hearing aids in the toilet, down the sink, or they jump in a lake with them on. No matter what the case, the result can be lost or damaged hearing aids, leaving the wearer without their “ears,” often when they … Read More

Dizziness and Balance Basics

Our balance system is something most of us take for granted as long as we can walk, run or move without falling. Balance is controlled through signals to the brain from your eyes, the inner ear (vestibular system) and the sensory systems of the body, such as muscles, skin and joints. If any one of these systems fails to work … Read More

Is There a Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss?

According to the American Diabetes Association, two of America’s most common health problems are diabetes and hearing loss. More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. And, there may be some overlap between these two groups. Research has found that hearing loss is twice as common in … Read More

4 Must-Have Features in Your New Hearing Aids

You’ve noticed you’re having more and more problems hearing, but you haven’t done anything about it yet. If you’re not sure where to start, or what you need, you’re not alone. We’ll help you walk through the best way to find out if you have a hearing loss, and if you do, four features you should check for when shopping … Read More

Latest Hearing Aid Doesn’t Sound Like One—It Sounds Better!

Many people who wear hearing aids will tell you that even with the best technology, they still don’t hear like they used to. That’s because in the past, there hasn’t been a way to completely eliminate the “out of sync” sound for hearing aid wearers with mild to moderate hearing loss. The “tinny” or “artificial” sound of hearing aids, which … Read More

How Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships

If you’ve ever walked into your living room and have sworn the television was turned up loud enough to break the sound barrier, you’re not alone! Spouses and partners often are the first to notice a loved one’s hearing loss, especially when the TV volume is cranked up. Communicating with this person can be difficult and frustrating. You often have … Read More