There are a number of health issues that can affect your hearing, including stress and cardiovascular problems. But one very common thing to be aware of is allergies. One of the underlying challenges with allergies is that they oftentimes cause the human immune system...
Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is a not uncommon — but not well-understood — phenomenon. If it happens to you or someone you know, the first step is to seek immediate medical help and advice. Sometimes SHL is only temporary. But sometimes it is not. Stress is believed to...
It’s hard to imagine the 4th of July without fireworks. But that doesn’t mean some thought shouldn’t go into it. Fireworks are dangerous. They mix fire and explosives, so, duh. But often overlooked is the fact that they are also dangerous to ears. They can create...
A contemporary hearing aid takes the analog sound input of your environment (the microphone), converts it into digital form for processing and mixing and then converts it back into analog sound (the microchips), and then sends it into your ear (the amplifier and the receiver). All powered by a tiny battery.
A recent survey discovered that 70 percent of hearing aid users would prefer rechargeable hearing aids over models that require frequent battery changes. Rechargeable hearing aids have been on the market for decades, but with increasing technological advancements, more hearing aid wearers are trying these new developments.
Living the rock ‘n roll lifestyle might be glamorous, but it can take a toll on your health – including your hearing. Prolonged exposure to music or other sources of loud noise can damage your hearing, so it’s not surprising that musicians are often the culprit of noise-induced hearing loss.
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a subjective experience. It’s often called a “phantom sound” because the sufferer hears noise that’s not externally there. Different people experience this heard noise as hissing, chirping, rushing or roaring.
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