Hearing Health Blog
Tinnitus is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. For most of those people, tinnitus is just a nuisance that doesn’t affect their overall lifestyle, but there are some cases where tinnitus can become such a bother that it affects you mentally. The first person to speak with is usually your audiologist. As experts in hearing, audiologists
Ear protection is so important for people that are regularly exposed to loud sounds. Whether you attend motorsport events, work in the music industry, or just enjoy a spot of gardening with all your noisy tools; you need to protect your ears. Fail to do so, and you won’t have good hearing for long. There are plenty of ear protection
The hearing aid fitting process can feel a little daunting for a new hearing aids user. In truth, though, this is the moment where you’ll finally get to reap the benefits that modern technology can bring. As such, your visit to the hearing care provider should be seen as a moment of excitement rather than one to be feared. Nevertheless,
Not only does noise in the workplace have the potential to damage workers’ hearing, but there is evidence that workplace noise may also raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels among workers exposed to elevated noise levels. This is an important finding because hypertension and high cholesterol are listed as top risk factors for heart disease. With this in mind,
How do you clean your ears ? The majority of people will reach for a cotton swab, dab it in some water, and then insert it into their ear to help get rid of the wax. It feels like you’re doing a great job, and then you see how much wax is on the cotton bud - so you must
Hearing loss is never a pleasant thing to experience. For some people, it’s not just temporary either–it’s a permanent condition that they have to live with for the rest of their lives. This fact alone can be stressful and mentally fatiguing, which is why it’s important to look for solutions to help you regain your hearing and thus your confidence.
“Presbycusis” refers to the slow and progressive loss of hearing that affects both ears to the same degree and usually starts around the age of 50. This age-related loss of hearing usually starts in the high-frequency range, where conversation is conducted. As a result, those suffering from presbycusis are likely to find that speech intelligibility is hindered more than
Can you hear a ringing in your ears? It may not even be a ringing. It could be a buzzing, a whistle or on occasion, a snippet of music. If so, it is likely that you are suffering from a condition known as tinnitus . Tinnitus causes people to hear sounds or noises that are not there. If you are
Eric Clapton recently expressed concerns that he had tinnitus and was “going deaf.” No less a musical talent than Ludwig van Beethoven shared these same concerns as he progressed from hearing buzzing in his ears (tinnitus) at age 26 to progressive hearing loss and total deafness by the age of 44. Yet, he still continued to compose music. He
Central to the type of hearing loss known as “sensorineural” is damage to the tiny “hair cells” that reside within the cochlea, where these sensory receptors convert sound waves into electrical signals that they transmit through the acoustic nerve to the brain. Unfortunately, once hair cells become damaged by loud noise, they do not have the ability to regenerate.
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