Tinnitus Treatment Options

We’ve all experienced a brief ringing in the ears, a minor annoyance that we’re glad to see pass. Unfortunately, however, almost 1 in 5 Americans live with a constant ringing in their ears that never goes away. This condition is tinnitus, and it introduces a (sometimes) debilitating layer of complexity into people’s lives.  What is tinnitus? Tinnitus doesn’t exist in … Read More

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

If you are living with untreated hearing loss, it’s important to understand that it can affect more than your ears. Hearing loss hinders communication and this can have serious impacts on emotional health, such as chronic depression, anxiety and insomnia. Unfortunately, hearing loss is irreversible, but the good news is that hearing aids can help. By amplifying the sounds and … Read More

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

If you have found yourself recently struggling to hear the people in your life, there is a chance that it could be related to a hearing issue. With nearly 1 in 5 people in the US dealing with a hearing issue, it’s incredibly reasonable to keep track of your hearing health by scheduling annual exams. For nearly a century, the … Read More

Hearing Aids Can Help Single-Sided Hearing Loss

When hearing loss begins, each ear rarely loses hearing at the same pace. This creates the concept of “the good ear”, in which one ear hears better than the other. In these instances, people wonder if they only need one hearing aid instead of two. This problem is that in most instances, even though one ear may be stronger it … Read More

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

Most days we walk around and have a whole day without wondering how we stay upright. It is often not till we begin to have problems with keeping balanced that we wonder how this works in the first place. It is a complicated and seamless process to keep balanced which relies on the brain, our skin, joints, muscles, eyes and … Read More

Hearing Loss & Vertigo: All About Meniere’s Disease

Have you ever felt unexpectedly dizzy, like you cannot stand up any longer? This phenomenon is considered vertigo. There are many causes of vertigo, such as a blow to the head, a migraine or an infection. One cause which is rare but rather serious is Ménière disease. This disorder occurs in the inner ear and can seriously impact balance and … Read More

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

World Hearing Day is here, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching its World Report on Hearing to alert governments and individuals alike to the hearing needs of people all around the world. With an emphasis on screening, rehabilitation, and communication, the WHO suggests that policymakers would be wise to “integrate person-centered ear and hearing care” into universal health … Read More

Osteoporosis and Hearing Loss 

Older adults experience an increased risk of developing osteoporosis and hearing loss, two medical conditions that are linked. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, nearly 44 million people have osteoporosis or low bone mass. Making bones in the body more vulnerable, osteoporosis can impact health in a variety of ways. Research has shown that it can contribute to the development … Read More

Are Ear Candles Effective or Dangerous?

We are all familiar with earwax. This sticky substance is naturally made in the ear and consists of a mixture of dead skin cells, hair, dirt, and other debris. A little bit of earwax is actually good for the ears because it helps trap bacteria, preventing it from entering the inner ear. Additionally, earwax helps keep the ears lubricated which … Read More

All About Ototoxic Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be caused by a wide range of factors, from infections to noise exposure to natural aging processes. One of the most unexpected causes of hearing loss is from certain medications. Medications that can damage your hearing are called “ototoxic” – literally meaning “harmful to the ears”. They can cause hearing loss suddenly or gradually, often in permanent … Read More