Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

We have all been advised from an early age to not stick anything in our ears and as adults we often look to alternative therapies or DIY remedies to maintain our health. The two concepts collide when it comes to “Ear Candling,” also known as, Chandelles Auriculaires, Thermal-Auricular Therapy, Auricular Candles, and Ear Coning. So, what is the draw of … Read More

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

A woman doing exercise outside.

Did you know that the role of our ears is crucial in our complex balance system? It is one part of many mechanisms that work together that form an intricate system to maintain the balance we need for everyday activities. The eyes (visual input), inner ears (vestibular input) and the muscles and joints (proprioceptive input) work together to give the … Read More

Ensuring That Your Meetings are Accessible to People with Hearing Loss

Ensuring That Your Meetings Are Accessible to People with Hearing Loss Dealing with hearing loss is a struggle that can frustrate the strongest person. Hearing devices are great and they improve the quality of life of the hearing impaired. But even with hearing aids, there are some issues at times. And, many of those who should be using hearing aids … Read More

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Celebrate May with us at Comprehensive Ear & Hearing and get a hearing test. Yes, really, that would be a great way to celebrate because The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has long designated May as Better Speech and Hearing Month. This year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” From infancy to adulthood, sounds enrich our lives and just generally work to … Read More

Common Hearing Aid Problems and How to Fix Them

Now that you’ve gotten your hearing devices and are on the path to hearing health, it’s important to in mind the care and maintenance of your hearing aids. There are some common issues people have with their hearing aids, so we thought we’d help with a few troubleshooting tips. As always, if you are uncomfortable trying to fix or clean … Read More

Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues

Hearing loss has widespread impacts and implications. It is important, no matter what your age, to take care of your hearing and get routine evaluations at Comprehensive Ear and Hearing. It is also important to recognize that the isolation and frustration from hearing loss can cause effects that we don’t necessarily think about, especially in young people. While many choose … Read More

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

[Those without a hearing loss might be difficult to imagine the impact it can have on their quality of life. But even a mild untreated hearing loss can adversely affect confidence, put a strain on strain relationships, close the door to career opportunities, and lead to a feeling of being isolated, which can lead to social withdrawal and depression. It … Read More

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

[As a condition that affects 38 million Americans, hearing loss is one of the most common health concerns. But there is still some way to go to fully understanding how and when it develops. Researchers are still working hard to figure out what makes us lose our hearing, and how best to prevent and treat the condition. According to the … Read More

On March 3, Celebrate World Hearing Day by Checking Your Hearing!

[Every March 3rd, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Hearing Day as a way to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care across the globe. WHO chooses a theme each year and in 2019, the theme is Check Your Hearing in hopes to draw attention to the importance of … Read More

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is not an isolated medical situation that only impacts your ability to hear. Studies have linked hearing loss to both our overall physical and mental health as well. With hearing loss comes the heightened chances of falls and hospitalizations, as well as declined mobility. It even impacts our mental well-being, leading to social isolation and even depression. Recent … Read More