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Dementia a Real Risk With Hearing Loss

If you think of hearing loss as just an inconsequential part of getting older, you’re not alone. The truth is, however, that the condition can strike even the youngest among us — more than one in 1,000 babies screened has some form of hearing impairment, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data — and […]

Reverse-Slope Hearing Loss

Your Refrigerator Is Running — Can You Hear It? You’re probably familiar with the many telltale, well-known signs of hearing loss — asking people to repeat themselves frequently, turning up the TV to uncomfortable levels for others in the room, or leaning into a conversation on one side to use your “good ear.” But what […]

Earwax Dos & Don’ts. Hint: Hold the Cotton Swabs!

Earwax, that yellowish-brown goo, might inspire an “Ick!” or two, but managing it the right way can make a difference in your hearing health. Here’s a primer on why you have earwax and what to do about it. Why is earwax in your ear? Earwax, or “cerumen,” results from secretions by the ceruminous glands in […]

6 Hearing-Impaired Olympic Competitors

Starting February 9, the world will watch the accumulation of years of hard work and dedication come to a head during intense competitions at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Each athlete has their own unique story, but today we’re focusing on those competitors who have overcome not only the odds but also their hearing […]

Coming in? Bring a friend!

5 Reasons to Have a Companion at Your Next Checkup Should you bring a friend to your hearing care appointment? You bet! Whether it’s your significant other, a sibling, an adult child, a close friend, or another relation, we encourage companions at appointments, and the research backs us up. In one survey of 439 adults […]