Entries by cmartin

Are your patients taking ototoxic medications?

So many of my patients who use hearing aids also take a number of medications.  That’s why we do a thorough medical history with our patients to learn what medications they are taking because certain drugs and medications have been linked to hearing loss and tinnitus, too. Use of these “ototoxic” medications, if not managed […]

Cooking tips for those with hearing loss

You may not realize it, but there are a lot of sounds that go with the smells of a kitchen. Those sounds can tell you a lot about food, such as when it’s time to turn down the heat on the stove or add a new ingredient to the dish. For someone with hearing loss, […]

Hearing loss and the holidays

Too often, people with hearing loss withdraw socially and experience sadness—even symptoms of depression—during the holidays. If you’re hosting a holiday party or Thanksgiving this year, consider these 4 tips to help ensure that your friends and family stay involved in the festivities: Be attentive: Stay vigilant if you see that a family member or friend […]

Navigating your next doctor’s appointment

For most people, making a doctor’s appointment is a simple procedure.  But if you have hearing loss or hearing impairment, it can be a real challenge.  If you follow these four steps, you’ll ensure your next doctor’s appointment goes smoothly: 1. Get to know your doctor’s hospital or office When registering with a new primary care […]