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Listening Fatigue: The Unseen Effect of Hearing Loss

Are you unusually tired as the day goes on? Ready to fall into bed, exhausted at the end of the day? Do conversations leave you feeling drained? You may be experiencing listening fatigue, one of the side effects of hearing loss. What is listening fatigue? When you’re listening, it’s not just your ears that your … Continued

Are You Harming Yourself Unknowingly?

Thanks to today’s media, most people know the dangers of hot topics like texting or drinking and driving but talking about how a person can harm their hearing health is not a conversation that happens often. Many people take their hearing for granted, just assuming it will always be as good as it is today. … Continued

Key Facts About Tinnitus

Tinnitus can mean many things for many different people with 20% of Americans reporting this common problem, ranging from a mild ringing nuisance to a debilitating and life-altering experience. It may be one sound or multiple sounds such as buzzing, humming, or high pitched ringing, a pulsing sensation, and can even be perceived as a musical tune. … Continued

The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Substance Abuse In The United States

As the opioid crisis ravages American communities in unprecedented levels, victims, elected officials, and medical professionals are looking for answers. Drug overdoses claimed the lives of over 70,000 Americans in 2018 and that number is on the rise as fentanyl and prescription drug usage grew across all ethnicities and genders, causing the United States government to declare … Continued

Unilateral Hearing Loss In Children And What You Can Do To Help Your Child

The loss of hearing in one ear is called unilateral hearing loss (UHL) or single-sided deafness (SSD). The causes of this type of hearing impairment include viral infections, Meniere’s disease, head or ear injuries, or as the result of brain tumor surgery. The most common symptom of UHL is difficulty distinguishing sounds one wants to … Continued

The Cost of Hearing Loss Continues to Grow

Could hearing loss be a health epidemic? This may sound like a drastic characterization, but as the number of Americans with hearing loss swells, so do the costs of this diagnosis in more ways than one. The costs of untreated hearing loss Almost 38 million adults in the United States have some trouble hearing, and … Continued

Hearing Loss And Social Isolation

Hearing loss is a much more common issue than most people realize, with over 5% of the world’s population – that’s over 466 million people – living with some form of decreased hearing abilities. While most people think that the biggest problem associated with hearing loss is, well, hearing loss, many people don’t realize that … Continued

Hearing Care Services Hard to Come By? You’re Not Alone

If you look at the numbers, chances are you or someone close to you has hearing loss. It is that common. We’re all familiar with noise as a cause of hearing loss, but did you know that age is one of the most common factors when it comes to hearing impairment. According to statistics released … Continued

What is “Normal” Hearing?

Everyone is different. Whether we’re measuring height, weight, skills, or interests, no two people are exactly the same. Although this is what makes us unique, it poses some interesting problems when we try to set baselines for what we consider to be “normal” in the medical world. Especially when we try to determine what “normal” … Continued

Sudden plugged ear sensation? Ringing in your ears? Longterm exposure to loud sounds? Memory Loss? Dizziness? It's time to have your hearing screened. Schedule your free hearing screening now