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OTC hearing aids vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

The FDA-approved hearing aids became available over the counter for the first time in mid-October this year, allowing a more affordable alternative to prescription hearing aids.  Not everyone is a good candidate for these OTC hearing aids though and it’s important to know if they will help your type of hearing loss and lifestyle needs. […]

Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?

Can a sinus infection cause hearing loss?   If you suffer from chronic sinus infections, you may be putting your ears at risk for sudden hearing loss, ear infection, and more! When you have a sinus infection, bacteria pool in your sinus cavities and cause inflammation throughout your nasal cavity and sinus lining. If it […]

Why do my ears feel clogged?

Many people have had the common sensation of their ear feeling clogged at some point in their life. It can be a nuisance, especially if it gives you the annoying symptom of hearing your voice louder in your head which is called autophony. There can be numerous causes for this sensation and often a hearing […]

Psychological Effects of Hearing Loss

If someone is losing their hearing, there may be a lot more at stake than just not being able to hear. Many people also face psychological issues, which can often come with hearing loss. Have you noticed that you or your loved one is having not only hearing problems but these issues as well? Anxiety […]

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear this Summer

As the weather gets warmer, more people head to the pool or lake for a swim. Summer is, unfortunately, the most common time for kids (and even adults) to pick up ear infections due to the increased humidity and water exposure. Your kids may be prone to “swimmer’s ear”, or otitis externa, where they get […]

How Can a Musician Protect Their Hearing?

If you’ve ever been to a concert, you know how loud it can be, even when you are far away from the stage. Now imagine how loud it is up on the stage – it is no wonder that many musicians end up with hearing damage or losing their hearing altogether. If you are a […]

Hearing Aids

Signs It May Be Time for a Hearing Aid

Losing your hearing is a scary thought, but there is no need to suffer from hearing loss, and there is no need to be embarrassed about it, either. Don’t put off dealing with this issue for another day! Do you need a hearing aid? Hearing changes can come on very gradually, but sooner or later […]

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The Newest Hearing Aids Can Do AMAZING things!

Hearing aids technology has come a long way and is rapidly changing even today. As a result of these changes the benefits for the hearing impaired have changed as well. Up until recently the philosophy has been to reduce background noise by using a “beam” of sorts, thereby reducing background noise to focus in on […]

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Don’t Let Hearing Loss Hurt Your Family Relationships

Hearing loss of one family member can impact the dynamics of the entire family.  The frustration in everyday communication and the withdrawal that takes place when communication is too difficult and can cause conflict within relationships. Research has demonstrated that untreated hearing loss can have a significant adverse affect on general health, this can then […]

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