Hearing loss is a family affair. It affects not only the individual who has it. Spouses, children, grandchildren, and even friends can be affected negatively. People around the person with hearing loss may feel sad, frustrated, or angry, as they have to continually repeat the same things. In a worst-case scenario, hearing loss can be Read more..
Black Eyed Peas star, Will.i.Am, has been told by doctors that he has a chronic condition called tinnitus. A potentially devastating blow to any musician. Tinnitus causes a constant ringing, hissing, or roaring sound in the ears that eventually leads to irreversible hearing loss. Tinnitus is relatively common in people who have hearing loss. One Read more..
Singer Huey Lewis was riding high in 1987 with his top hits “Hip to Be Square” and “Doing it All for My Baby” when suddenly the hearing in his right ear disappeared completely. Lewis felt like his ear was full, like in a swimming pool. He couldn’t pop his ears or shake it out. He Read more..
Intro If beauty and talent could save someone from being the victim of domestic abuse, then Academy awarding-winning actress Halle Berry would not have hearing loss today. Sadly, her hearing loss is tied to being struck forcefully by an unnamed boyfriend back in the early 1990s. The impact was so hard that it punctured her Read more..
Tinnitus is best characterized by having a ringing sound happening in your ears. This ringing noise can be high or low pitched and can sound like a clicking, buzzing, or hissing noise. Tinnitus can also affect one or both ears and can come and go. Tinnitus is caused by a miscommunication between the ear and Read more..
Intro: Though most prevalent in non-Hispanic white older adults, hearing loss is an equal opportunity condition. Though hearing loss risk goes up for those over 65, it can strike at any time regardless of sex, race, age, or health status. It is a common condition, and it is 3rd most common. Only arthritis and heart Read more..
When we think of hearing loss, we often think it is either from a genetic disorder or getting older. Both of these types of hearing losses are accurate and happen, but have you ever heard about hearing loss from chemical exposure? Hearing loss from chemical exposure is called ototoxicity. According to the Centers for Disease Read more..
You’ve spent a lot of time and energy getting your new hearing aids, and you’re hoping they last forever. High-quality, newer hearing aids are pretty durable and can last three to seven years–or longer. So, they don’t last forever but can last many years depending on several factors. Variables affecting hearing aid life include: Quality Read more..
Even though hearing loss can be part of getting older, it doesn’t mean it should be ignored or accepted. As a person grows older, usually beginning around age 65, it is entirely normal to experience hearing loss. There are also instances when hearing loss can happen unrelated to getting older. If you have experienced a Read more..
Chronic tinnitus isn’t well understood, but it refers to an individual who perceives sound without an external source and affects about 32% of the U.S. population. Tinnitus has no cure, but there are ways it can be managed. Is there a connection between tinnitus and food? Luckily, there is evidence that tinnitus and hearing loss Read more..