Perk up your ears! It’s probably a saying you’ve heard at least once or twice in your lifetime. The saying comes from watching animals of all types move or perk their ears when they hear something new or interesting. Think about your dog or cat (or horse or monkey, etc)–when you whistle or call their Read more..
Technology has improved the lives of countless people over the years. From helping those with amputated limbs live normal lives to helping the blind see, there seems to be no limit to what technology and science can help solve–and hearing loss is no exception. Hearing aids are a vital medical device for millions of people, Read more..
Music is everywhere. It’s on the radio, in commercials, on television, and in movies. Music is so deeply ingrained in the human experience that you may catch yourself humming without even thinking about it. So it’s no surprise that music is one of the most missed experiences by those who experience severe hearing loss. But Read more..
A history of ableism has left a stigma on assistive devices, from wheelchairs to corrective glasses. Some of the stigma around needing these devices has eased over the years, such as how glasses have even become a fashion accessory. Unfortunately, hearing aids haven’t hit this level of de-stigmatization, leaving some people with hearing loss without Read more..
Your hearing aids aren’t particularly fragile, but they are small devices, and accidents can happen. Rather than panic when an accident occurs, it is best to remain calm and determine your next steps. To help you with those next steps, our hearing instrument specialist here at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas has some insight on Read more..
For many people with tinnitus, the worst time of day for their symptoms is when they are trying to go to sleep. Why tinnitus gets worse around bedtime can be due to a mix of things, from the increased silence to a racing, anxious mind aggravating your tinnitus. The main problem with tinnitus becoming worse Read more..
Dealing with hearing loss often follows a set course—realize you are struggling to hear, visit your local hearing clinic for a hearing evaluation, and receive hearing aids. The problems start when it comes to the hearing aids part of this equation. For one thing, hearing aids can be expensive, as they are sophisticated hearing devices. Read more..
Effectively communicating with someone who has hearing loss can require both you and the person with hearing loss to learn new strategies. Because, while hearing aids improve a person’s capacity to hear, they are not a perfect replacement for an individual’s natural hearing. To accommodate these changes, here are some communication tips and tricks our Read more..
Part of what makes the management and treatment of tinnitus difficult is that there can be many triggers for tinnitus, from loud noise exposure to high blood pressure. Even worse, sometimes, there is no apparent reason why someone experiences tinnitus. What surprises many individuals to learn is how tinnitus can be triggered by medication. This Read more..
While in the middle of a tinnitus flare-up, it can come off as insensitive and potentially insulting to imply that all you need to do is ignore it. That’s what some individuals think it means when tinnitus habituation—also called tinnitus retraining therapy—is mentioned as a treatment for tinnitus. However, learning to tune out the ringing Read more..