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When Should I Get My Hearing Tested?

More often than not, people are unaware that they have hearing loss. It develops so slowly and gradually that it’s frequently undetectable, and moreover, the majority of family doctors do not regularly screen for hearing loss at the yearly physical exam. Considering these two realities, it’s no wonder that most people first realize they have hearing loss by being told about it from close fri … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Tinnitus

Nearly 45 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which is the perception of sound where no outside sound source exists. This phantom sound is commonly identified as a ringing sound, but can also manifest as a buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, or clicking. The first thing to recognize about tinnitus is that it’s a symptom, not a disease. Consequently, tinnitus may indicate an underlying h … [Read more...]

Getting the Most Out of Your Hearing Aid Batteries

Zinc-air-battery-types by Marc Andressen is licensed under Attribution CC 2.0 You could make a strong case that the most crucial component of your hearing aid is the battery: without it, nothing else works, and if it fails, your hearing fails with it. In this concise guide, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about hearing aid batteries so that you can get the most out of your h … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Save Your Hearing

The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people are at an increased risk for noise-induced hearing loss, caused by exposure to elevated sound levels from personal audio devices and very loud environments such as nightclubs, bars, concerts, and sporting events. An estimated 26 million Americans already suffer from the condition. If noise-induced hearing loss results from being … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Hearing Loss

If we truly want to understand hearing loss, we have to understand both the physical side, which makes hearing increasingly difficult, and the psychological side, which includes the lesser-known emotional responses to the loss of hearing. In concert, the two sides of hearing loss can wreak havoc on a person’s quality of life, as the physical reality produces the loss and the psychological reality p … [Read more...]

A Short Biography of Raymond Carhart, the “Father of Audiology”

Most people are surprised to discover how young the field of audiology actually is, and how recently its founding father founded the profession. To put this in perspective, if you wanted to find the founding father of biology, for instance, you’d have to go back in time by 2,300 years and read the The History of Animals, a natural history text composed in the fourth century BCE by the Ancient G … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask Your Hearing Specialist Before You Buy Hearing Aids

When it’s time to buy a car, most of us know exactly what to do. We conduct some research, compare options, and compile a list of questions to ask the dealership. We work on this so that by the time we’re ready to stop by the dealership, we have an idea of what we’re looking for and we know which questions to ask. When it’s time to buy hearing aids, however, many people don’t know where to star … [Read more...]

The Digital Advantage: Analog Vs. Digital Hearing Aid

You’ve more than likely been told that today’s hearing aids are “not your grandfather's hearing aids,” or that hearing aid technology is light-years ahead of where it used to be, even as recently as 5 to 10 years ago. But what makes modern technology so much better? And what exactly can modern-day hearing aids accomplish that couldn’t be achieved in the past? The abbreviated answer is, as with t … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Hearing Aid Myths Exposed

At times, it seems like we enjoy to mislead ourselves. Wikipedia has an article titled “List of common misconceptions” that consists of hundreds of universally-held but false beliefs. Yes, I understand it’s Wikipedia, but take a look at the bottom of the webpage and you’ll notice approximately 385 credible sources cited. For instance, did you know that Thomas Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb … [Read more...]

How to Read Your Audiogram at Your Hearing Test

You have just concluded your hearing test. The hearing specialist is now entering the room and presents you with a graph, like the one above, except that it has all of these characters, colors, and lines. This is designed to explain to you the exact, mathematically precise features of your hearing loss, but to you it might as well be written in Greek. The audiogram contributes confusion and … [Read more...]