Can Vitamins Help Protect Your Hearing?

Vitamins and hearing loss

Though some damage to your ears like tinnitus or exposure to dangerous volumes is irreversible, there are ways to protect your hearing before that damage occurs. Avoiding loud noises and using proper protection when exposed are obvious ways to keep your hearing in tip-top shape, but your diet can also play a critical role in… Continue reading Can Vitamins Help Protect Your Hearing?

The Connection Between Viruses and Hearing Loss

Viruses and hearing loss

When you think of the causes of hearing loss, what do you think of? If you are like most people, you probably first consider age-related hearing loss or noise-induced hearing loss. While these are both common causes of hearing loss, they are certainly not the only factors that can lead to hearing loss. Certain viruses… Continue reading The Connection Between Viruses and Hearing Loss

7 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss

Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is more common than ever before. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, including children, and that by 2050 over 900 million people will have it. Those are big numbers. Many still view hearing loss as a minor inconvenience. Still experts are now raising the… Continue reading 7 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss

Australian Study Shows How Hearing Loss Impacts School Attendance

Hearing Loss & School Attendance

The ability to hear correctly is a critical component of speech and language development, communication, and learning. Delays in the development of speech and language lead to learning problems and poor academic performance. Inattention and poor behavior accompany poor academic performance frequently. Now, there may be another concern associated with hearing and academic achievement. A… Continue reading Australian Study Shows How Hearing Loss Impacts School Attendance

What Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Mean for Audiology

Audiology pre-OTC hearing aids

The hearing health care industry is changing rapidly. From technological advances in diagnosis and hearing loss solutions to hearing aid accessibility itself, hearing healthcare professionals are racing to keep up and continue to serve patients at the highest level. This shift has become even more apparent with the recent approval of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.… Continue reading What Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Mean for Audiology

What You Should Know If You Have a Ruptured Eardrum

ruptured eardrum

If you are experiencing ear pain, there are several possible causes. You may have an ear infection, a buildup of earwax, or a foreign object in the ear. Ear pain can also be caused by changes in air pressure, such as on an airplane, or by water trapped in the ear. However, if you experience… Continue reading What You Should Know If You Have a Ruptured Eardrum