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Are Custom Earplugs Effective?

If you’ve experienced some degree of hearing loss, you may be considering ways to reduce your hearing from becoming diminished further. Of course, you’ll discuss this with your audiologist to come up with a plan for your hearing, including possible treatments, but if you’re looking for something in the meantime, many patients with hearing loss […]

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What Causes Tinnitus in Both Ears?

You might be wondering whether you have tinnitus and, if so, if this is something that there can be a solution to. Firstly, the answer is yes. If you are experiencing tinnitus in one or both ears, then it can be an upsetting and stressful condition. Before looking at causes and treatments, what is tinnitus? […]

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How to Recognize Hearing Problems

Experiencing hearing loss can be stressful. Hearing at full capacity is how we engage with social situations, enjoy events, and connect with family and loved ones, so experiencing the symptoms of hearing loss can feel upsetting and isolating. Wherever you are with hearing loss, it’s essential to know that you’re not alone. One in eight […]

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What is the Best Hearing Aid for First Time Users?

Experiencing hearing loss can be a stressful experience. It’s frustrating and isolating when you can see a world going on around you, but it feels as if you can’t quite connect properly. Being fitted for a hearing aid is the first step on a journey that will allow you to reconnect with friends and family […]

Are you prepared for a hearing aid emergency?

How to prepare for an emergency Lately, summer storms have been very extreme—it’s not uncommon to experience flooding and power outages.  If you are hearing impaired, now is the best time to plan for an emergency like this: One of the easiest ways to be emergency-ready is to put together a preparedness kit in a […]

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 […]