Hearing Health Blog
Did you know audiologists do more than perform hearing tests? When you’re worried about your hearing, then scheduling an appointment with an audiologist makes sound sense. However, if your think their proficiency is solely in hearing tests, think again. Unlike hearing aid dispensers, an audiologist is educated to degree level and above in all matters hearing. This means they are
If you’re considering hearing aids , chances are you’ve had an appointment with an audiologist and have been told you have hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss can cause social isolation, depression and a decline in cognitive function, so it’s crucial to treat this as soon as possible. Hearing aids are the most commonly prescribed treatment for hearing loss . With
The crew of the Starship Enterprise boldly went where others had not gone before and fans have travelled with them since the 1960’s. Almost as popular as Captain Kirk is his First Officer, Mr. Spock. Spock’s always scientific and logical thinking made us take a fresh look the human condition. Spock wasn’t a doctor, but he was the Science Officer.
Earplugs are a valuable tool when it comes to protecting our ears from loud noises. Many people wear them at concerts or at the movies, others find they sleep better with earplugs. But these pieces of foam or plastic might be a bit tricky to use. Here are some dos and don’ts when using earplugs. Do insert them properly Foam
These days, it can be hard to understand what some medical professionals do. In the world of hearing healthcare, this is especially true. Patients suffering from hearing loss can choose from visiting an otolaryngologist, audiologist or hearing aid specialist. Each professional provides varying levels of care and service. The most commonly seen hearing healthcare professional is an audiologist. An audiologist
Tinnitus is defined as “a ringing or roaring” sensation of noise in the ears. Some people describe hearing swooshing or buzzing. It’s not an illness, but a symptom of another problem or disease. One of the most common causes of tinnitus is hearing loss, followed by exposure to loud noises . Tinnitus also may stem from excessive earwax, a blockage
Overexposure to loud noise is a real health concern. Audiologists warn that repeated exposure to sounds over 80 to 85 decibels can cause damage to our hearing organs. But, just as we can’t always control our environment, we can’t always control the volume of its sounds. Still, there are ways to be both proactive and reactive about protecting your hearing