Can I Wait to Get a Hearing Aid?

You know you’re having problems hearing and you know you probably need a hearing aid.  What you really want to know is, “How long can you wait to get a hearing aid?”  We all have issues that we’d rather avoid, for example we put off going to the dentist or to the doctor unless we’re … Continued


What Does it Mean if I Have a Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

According to the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, a SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type … Continued


Tips for Dining Out if You Have a Hearing Loss

One of the more challenging listening situations for individuals with a hearing loss is trying to communicate in a restaurant.  Even the most elegant restaurants tend to be on the noisy side.  Numerous conversations are going on all around you, dishes and silverware are constantly clanging and music is playing in the background.  And being … Continued


A Brief Tutorial on Tinnitus

Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear.  It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus.  More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus.  About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be “severe” tinnitus.   Tinnitus may be in both ears or just in … Continued


Hearing Loss and Hypothyroidism

There are many disorders that can lead to a temporary and/or a permanent loss of hearing.  The connection between many diseases and hearing loss is only recently beginning to be better understood, Hypothyroidism is just one example of a disease that has the ability to impact your hearing. WHAT IS HYPOTHYROIDISM? Hypothyroidism, also known as … Continued


10 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked Now

If have a hearing loss, you are not alone.  Millions and millions of Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss, with estimates ranging from 30 – 36 million.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States, just behind arthritis and heart disease.  Unfortunately the average person waits a considerably long … Continued


National “Protect Your Hearing” Month

October has been designated as “National Protect Your Hearing Month.” More than 36 million Americans have a hearing loss (some estimates place the number as high as 43 million).  More than half of those individuals are under the age of 65. One of the leading causes of hearing loss is exposure to excessive amounts of noise.  … Continued


What Does it Mean if I Have “Normal Hearing’?

You had your hearing checked a few years ago and you were told at that time that you had normal to borderline normal hearing. You think it might be time to have it checked again because you’ve been noticing that you don’t hear as well as you used to.  You’re also wondering what it means if … Continued


Why Do We Lose Our Hearing as We Get Older?

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a … Continued