When left untreated, tinnitus can make it difficult to tell whether you also have hearing loss. Many people don’t seek treatment for their tinnitus since they have been told that they can’t cure it, so they don’t get their hearing tested by a professional like an audiologist. However, tinnitus often occurs in association with hearing Read more..
Have you ever experienced a humming, buzzing, or ringing sound in your ears? If so, you might be one of the millions of people in the United States with tinnitus. While this condition typically affects only one ear, it can be in both and is something only you can hear. Tinnitus happens as sound goes Read more..
Everyone makes earwax, so anyone can develop earwax buildup. According to estimates, it affects about 10% of children and 5% healthy adults. Many factors can contribute to ear wax production, such as the shape of the ear canal, the ratio of sebaceous to ceruminous glands, and even age and lifestyle. To protect the ears, the Read more..
Dealing with tinnitus can be a scary thing, whatever your age. Tinnitus is more common among older people, appearing in about one in three among those between 60 and 69 years of age. Because hearing loss is the primary cause of tinnitus, and age-related hearing loss generally accelerates after the age of 60, this is Read more..
Pink noise is a constant sound in an environment that helps filter out distracting noise. Think of rustling leaves, waves crashing, or steady rain. This noise is an audible sound with amplified lower frequencies and a reduced higher frequency. It consists of several frequencies with an equal amount of energy. Pink noise is unique because Read more..
The ringing of your eardrums, also known as tinnitus, may not seem like a big deal to some. But for many, it can disrupt their day-to-day activities and harm their quality of life. Luckily, there are several ways to treat the condition. In America, there are more people with hearing loss than you might expect Read more..
With over 25 million Americans suffering from tinnitus, it has become one of the most common afflictions in the country. Many people with tinnitus complain that it worsens during the nighttime hours, particularly when trying to get to sleep. But why is this? The answer, in short, is that many factors explain this phenomenon. Having Read more..
As many people may already know, a condition known as tinnitus that causes ringing, humming, whistling, or other sounds to be heard in one or both ears. This sound isn’t caused by an external sound, so other people cannot hear it. Many people experience tinnitus at some point in their life. About 15% to 20% 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..