Lyme Disease and Hearing Loss

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium (a germ) that is commonly transmitted by a bite from an infected deer tick. Although April through October is considered to be prime tick season; Lyme disease can be transmitted by a tick at any time of year. Symptoms Diagnosis of Lyme disease can be difficult […]

Spring Allergies Can Cause Hearing Loss

  In spite of the unseasonably cool weather in many parts of the country, spring is here and allergy season has begun.  Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and late March/early April typically means the start of a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and other miserable allergy symptoms. Allergy is the term used to describe an […]

Can Hearing Loss Cause Depression, Especially in Women?

According to a study published on March 6, 2014 hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70. In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to […]

Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis, is There a Connection?

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily. Women and men with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist, but any bone can be affected. In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or […]

A Brief Tutorial on Tinnitus

Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear.  It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus.  More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus.  About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be “severe” tinnitus.   Tinnitus may be in both ears or just in […]

Does Aphasia Cause Hearing Loss?

Aphasia, as defined by the Mayo Clinic “is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. Aphasia can affect your ability to express and understand language, both verbal and written.  Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slowly growing brain […]

Could My Stroke Have Caused My Hearing Loss?

If you or someone you know has had a stroke and they’re struggling to understand what’s being said; it just might be because the stroke has impaired their ability to hear. What is a stroke? Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This damages or destroys parts of the brain. THERE […]

Is there a connection between menopause and hearing loss?

Women entering the menopausal years can feel like everything is changing all at once including their ability to hear.  But is there a connection between a decline in your ability to hear and menopause?  It turns out that the answer, according to a study out of Sweden is yes, menopause can cause hearing loss. Estrogen […]

Are Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss Connected?

There are many diseases that report hearing loss as a symptom of the disease.  Multiple sclerosis is one of those disorders.  The Mayo Clinic defines multiple sclerosis as “a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the […]

Is There a Link Between High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss?

If you or someone you know suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), you should know that it could lead to more problems than you might realize. A recent study demonstrated a significant association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and hearing loss. High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss A total of 274 patients between the ages of 45 […]