Understanding a Frightening Development

Understanding a Frightening Development

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...
Play It Safe With Your Hearing on the 4th

Play It Safe With Your Hearing on the 4th

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...
Musicians with Hearing Loss

Musicians with Hearing Loss

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...
Tinnitus FAQ

Tinnitus FAQ

What is tinnitus? 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....
Hearing Health Linked to Heart Disease

Hearing Health Linked to Heart Disease

A growing body of research reveals that your hearing health and heart health frequently correspond. Although the jury is still out on why there’s a connection and which comes first, this correlation stresses the importance of those 40 and older to get their hearing...
Valentine’s Day and Hearing Loss

Valentine’s Day and Hearing Loss

Are you unsure how to tell your Valentine that you have hearing loss or self-conscious about dating with hearing aids? The dating scene is tough for anyone to navigate, and hearing loss might make it seem even more challenging. Thankfully, a little planning can give...