Can Vitamins Protect Your Hearing?

Vitamins and hearing loss

Every day people across this nation take vitamins and nutritional supplements in an effort to meet their daily recommended amounts. In fact, as many as 86 percent, or four out of five people are shown to include additional vitamins and supplements in their diet according to the American Osteopathic Association. For those who have vitamin… Continue reading Can Vitamins Protect Your Hearing?

The Frustrations of Working With Tinnitus

Working with Tinnitus

Specific jobs carry a higher risk for tinnitus than others. If you are a carpenter, pilot, musician, or street worker, you are among those at high risk for the buzzing, hissing, and ringing associated with tinnitus. If you already have tinnitus, how does the condition affect your work performance? A British study indicates that 42%… Continue reading The Frustrations of Working With Tinnitus

Tinnitus and it’s Sidekick, Mental Distress

Mental distress and tinnitus

We’ve all heard stories about the aging process bringing on new aches and pains. We’ve also heard about events that have had a profound effect on someone’s hearing such as an explosion or an auto accident that leaves them with hearing loss. What we don’t often learn about until it happens to us or someone… Continue reading Tinnitus and it’s Sidekick, Mental Distress

Protecting Yourself From Falls

Balance problems

Just as taxes are inevitable, so is aging. And unfortunately, many health conditions become more and more common as you age. One issue that is widespread among older adults is falling. While several underlying health conditions can contribute to a greater likelihood of falling, the most common prevalent are problems with walking and balance. In… Continue reading Protecting Yourself From Falls

The Common Bond of Co-Occurring Sensorial Issues

Hearing loss and visual problems

Hearing and vision problems can, unfortunately, go hand in hand, and these issues are quite common in children. While co-occurring hearing and visual problems can have a detrimental effect on the educational outcome of a child, they are often not officially identified. Either difficulty, on its own, can be a large barrier for most kids… Continue reading The Common Bond of Co-Occurring Sensorial Issues

How a Healthy Diet Can Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Healthy diet and hearing loss

Happy New Year! Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? If so, you might be one of the many people who made a resolution to eat healthier. In fact, year after year, eating healthier is one of the most popular resolutions in the United States. You may have made your resolution to eat healthier… Continue reading How a Healthy Diet Can Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing vs. the Brain and How We Process Sound

Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss May Change How The Brain Processes Sound In Children

Sensory learning develops from birth in the form of taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound. Without one of these senses, the ability to combine and build upon these senses decreases. For example, as a child, when you smell freshly mowed grass you might be standing on the lawn. You’ll see the green of the grass,… Continue reading Hearing vs. the Brain and How We Process Sound

The Hearing Care Professionals is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Happy Holidays

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading The Hearing Care Professionals is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Hearing Aids; Why We Don’t Wear Them And Why We Should

Why people don't wear their hearing aids

Research indicates that 15 percent of American adults have some degree of hearing loss. Surprisingly, of the 28.8 million Americans who have hearing loss, fewer than 16 percent of them use a hearing aid. What are the reasons for this disparity? Why would anyone elect not to use a device that is beneficial to their… Continue reading Hearing Aids; Why We Don’t Wear Them And Why We Should

Should I Try Ear Irrigation?

Should you clean your ears?

Chances are you’ve heard a whole lot of suggestions about the best way to clean ears. The recommendations have changed over the years as we’ve learned more and more about the ear, the ear’s structure, ear wax, and how it all works together to facilitate and protect hearing. Ear candling is a big, dangerous no-go… Continue reading Should I Try Ear Irrigation?