Many people around the world get headaches, some once or twice a year, others several times a week or even per day. Whether it’s a slow and gradual pain creeping up from tense shoulders as you sit at your desk working through a stack of paperwork, a mild annoyance you wake up with on occasion,… Continue reading When Your Headache Begins Whistling Dixie
“It’s not our disabilities, it’s our abilities that count.” –Chris Burke If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, there are many things to consider, such as how you’ll treat your hearing loss, new considerations for your daily routine and even what you may need to do to optimize your routine at work. It’s also… Continue reading Understanding Disability Discrimination in the Workplace
The inner ear is a sensitive little thing, susceptible internally to infections, inflammation, and viruses. In addition to these, it’s also at risk of external sources such as explosions, dangerously loud music, and blasts of noise like emergency sirens. Even with proper protection, issues can crop up such as tinnitus or Meniere’s Disease, which is… Continue reading Is There Relief on the Horizon for Sufferers of Tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease?
An occupational disease that affects many who aren’t even aware of its existence, Vibroacoustic Disease (VAD) has changed the lives of thousands of people. Caused by long-term exposure to high intensity (above 110 dB) low-frequency noise (100 Hz), it’s often low enough that it’s imperceptible to the human ear. Though it’s not always noticed audibly,… Continue reading Living with Vibroacoustic Disease
Most of us live in a pretty noisy world, and it’s getting noisier by the minute. Cars, planes, machinery, construction, events, even sirens on police cars and other emergency vehicles can crank up the volume. Unfortunately, as our world grows louder, so the risk of noise-induced hearing loss increases. Your hearing health is precious. Once… Continue reading 5 Places That Could Hurt Your Hearing
Have you ever sat down at a table in a new restaurant only to find that it’s so loud that you can’t hear a word the waiter is saying? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, a 2018 survey by restaurant guide, Zagat, found that diners complain more about noise in restaurants than anything else.… Continue reading Is Your Favorite Restaurant Too Noisy?
Estimated to be about 35-55% of all age-related hearing loss cases, genetic hereditary hearing loss is more common than you may think, and even more confounding to the medical community. Caused by a myriad of genetic mutations ranging from disorders to ear deformation at birth, the exact genetic reason may be difficult to pinpoint in… Continue reading Hereditary Hearing Loss? Experiments in Mice Show A Promising Future
At some point in our lives, we’ve all been sick. Whether it’s a common cold, a nasty stomach bug, or a sinus infection, we all know what it’s like to feel under the weather. Thanks to modern medicine, however, many of us can get relief from troublesome symptoms or even be cured of our ailments… Continue reading Your Antibiotics Can Cause Hearing Loss
We hear so many things about hearing loss including: How to get a hearing evaluation The best hearing aids to purchase Tips for hearing better in crowds. While these are all important topics to discuss and details to know, many headlines these days dig deeper into the often unseen effects of hearing loss. The fact… Continue reading Is Your Personality Changing Because of Hearing Loss?
When making the decision to seek treatment for hearing loss, the options can seem daunting. What do I do first? Who can I call? What should I ask? Who is the best choice? These are all questions you may be asking yourself. Here are some simple solutions to get you heading down the right path.… Continue reading How to Choose the Best Audiologist for You