When Your Headache Begins Whistling Dixie

Headaches & Tinnitus

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

Understanding Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Disability discrimination in the workplace

 “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

Living with Vibroacoustic Disease

Vibroacoustic Disease Is More Than Just a Hearing Problem

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

5 Places That Could Hurt Your Hearing

Places That Can Be Damaging To Your Hearing

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

Is Your Favorite Restaurant Too Noisy?

SoundPrint App measures harmful sounds

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?

Hereditary Hearing Loss? Experiments in Mice Show A Promising Future

Gene editing for hereditary deafness

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

Your Antibiotics Can Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and antibiotics

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

Improving Your Hearing Health Through Annual Wellness Visits

Making the most of annual wellness visits

Most people know the importance of getting an annual wellness visit. Many doctors will ask when you complete your appointment if you want to schedule the following years visit in advance. They take this yearly opportunity to run tests to see if you’re dealing with anything unusual that can be caught early on. Something we… Continue reading Improving Your Hearing Health Through Annual Wellness Visits

I Can Hear Conversations, But I Can’t Understand Them. Is This Hearing Loss?

Hearing but not understanding - is that considered hearing loss?

For the millions of patients with varying degrees of hearing loss, it’s actually quite common to still have the ability to hear sounds. The problem lies in the ability to translate those sounds into meaningful words and phrases, which leads some patients to say “I can hear just fine, but I can’t understand.” For those… Continue reading I Can Hear Conversations, But I Can’t Understand Them. Is This Hearing Loss?