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 […]

What Does it Mean if I Have a Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

According to the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, a SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type […]

Think a Mild Hearing Loss Isn’t a Problem? Think again.

If you have ever been told you have a mild hearing loss and you equated mild with close enough to normal to be ok, then this article is for you. Technically a mild hearing loss is a loss that occurs between 26 and 40 dBHL in the speech frequencies. But an individual with a “mild […]