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What is Mixed Hearing Loss? Mixed hearing loss is the combination of sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by nerve-related problems to the inner ear, while conductive hearing loss is caused by problems to the middle and outer ear. Therefore,...

5 Best Concert Ear PlugsThe thrill of listening to music live, immersed in the ambience and sounds of your favorite artist is one of the great joys of life. However, it’s important when enjoying music that you are also protecting your hearing. Repeated exposure to...

What is High Frequency Hearing Loss?  There are various types of hearing loss. High frequency hearing loss is hearing loss that affects your ability to hear higher-pitch sounds. When you have high frequency hearing loss, you can not hear higher frequencies of 2,000Hz or higher. People...

8 Resources for Veterans with Tinnitus The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that more than 2.7 million veterans receive disability benefits for hearing loss or tinnitus. Contrary to belief, post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and physical injuries are not the most common service...

COVID-19 Drugs Side Effects: Hearing loss and Tinnitus  As we learn more and more about COVID-19, we are starting to realize the vast differences in reactions and symptoms in each person. The reported symptoms range from respiratory issues and loss of taste and smell to aches,...

5 Resources for Veterans with Hearing Loss Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most common service-related medical issues for military veterans.  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 2.7 million veterans receive disability benefits for hearing loss or tinnitus. It is estimated that the...

When people talk about invisible hearing aids, they are usually referring to invisible-in-canal (IIC) hearing aids....

How hearing works in the ear. Before we get into what sensorineural hearing loss is, it's a good idea to have a basic understanding of how hearing works. Our hearing works by transmitting sound waves from our environment to our brain. These sound waves travel...

If you are hearing impaired, you may have struggled to find quality headphones that work for you. To help you on your search for the perfect headphones, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular and best headphones for the hearing impaired, taking into account...

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It can be perceived as buzzing, roaring or scratching sound (among others). It is an internal sound that can affect one or both ears intermittently or continuously....

Hearing loss can start at any age and has been associated with other health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. So, what can we do to help support our hearing wellness? That’s right, eating foods that can help your...

Headphones for Tinnitus Using standard headphones and earbuds when you have tinnitus can affect the sound quality of the media being played and potentially exacerbate your tinnitus. With that in mind, we’ve created a list of different headphone technologies that have been shown to maintain a...

Reports of Beirut Explosion Causing Hearing DamageMore than 150 innocent people have lost their lives, more than 5,000 have been physically injured and many more are dealing with the mental and economic injury that this devastating explosion has caused. In addition to these injuries, reports...

How To Improve Your Hearing NaturallyHave you ever caught yourself saying “what” or “huh” when speaking with friends and family? Has anyone ever mentioned that the television or the music was too loud? Or maybe you or your loved ones have experienced frustrating miscommunications about...

What does it mean when your ears ring?What does it mean when your ears ring? If you have experienced this strange noise coming from what feels like inside your ear or head, you may be experiencing something called Tinnitus...

Meniere’s Disease: History, Symptoms and ReliefA French physician, Prosper Ménière, identified the disorder in 1861. He had discovered that the disease was linked to the inner ear and not the brain, as so many had previously thought. The causes of Ménière’s disease is unknown, however, scientists...

Ear ProtectionExposure to loud noise is a common cause of hearing loss in adults. Known as noise induced hearing loss, it is the second most common form of sensorineural hearing loss after age-related hearing loss (presbycusis). It can happen in both recreational and occupational environments...

Bluetooth Hearing AidsBluetooth enabled hearing aids allow you to connect your hearing aids to your Apple and Android devices using Bluetooth technology to stream calls, music and other audio directly from your smartphone or tablet to your hearing aids.They offer a range of extended capabilities...

Does Covid-19 Cause Tinnitus and Hearing Loss?According to a recent study supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Center, a significant number of patients have reported having trouble with their hearing eight weeks after being discharged from the hospital.The study was conducted by Wythenshawe Hospital,...

How Hearing WorksHearing begins with the outer ear. The outer ear consists of two parts: the pinna and the ear canal. The pinna and the ear canal can naturally boost sound levels up to a frequency of 3,000 Hz. This is very helpful for everyday...

HEARING LOSS AND OTOTOXICITYAccording to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), there are more than 200 ototoxic medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, on the market today.The National Center for Biotechnology Information has reported that, “The cisplatin ototoxicity occurs between 23% and 50% in adults and up...

Types of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is a common condition that can affect anyone regardless of their age, gender, or race. It can happen in any part of the ear and the experience can differ from person to person due to the cause and type of...

Hearing loss and dementia become more common as we get older, but scientists don’t believe it’s just a coincidence. Research scientists and doctors at the Johns Hopkins Medical University and the National Institute on Aging believe they have found a link between hearing loss and dementia. What’s...

Audiometry is a hearing test audiologists use to examine your natural hearing ability. They test issues related to the inner ear, such as hearing certain tones and balance. We have highlighted the different types of audiometry exams that a hearing health professional may conduct when working...

Credit: Safe 'N' CLear A new challenge arises as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic - communication barriers due to face masks. The hearing impaired and deaf communities rely heavily on lip reading to communicate. There is a great need for clear masks and we’ve been...

Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs), such as sound cannons were made for the military to control large crowds. They amplify a tremendous amount of sound that can reach a relatively long distance. LRADs transform electrical impulses into sound.“LRADs create very loud sounds - identical waves emerge...

The Anatomy of the Ear Have you ever wondered how the anatomy of the ear helps us hear and maintain balance? Each part of the ear plays a critical role in the way we interpret sound from our environment and manage our equilibrium. Learning about our...

6 Simple Ways to Preserve Your Hearing Health Avoid extended exposure to environmental noise.  Sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) can permanently damage hearing and extended exposure at lower levels sounds may also damage your hearing. Try to give your hearing a rest by taking breaks from...

Here is a list of occupations in America where workers suffer the most from noise-induced hearing loss. As it stands, occupational hearing loss is the most common occupational disease in the United States. Unfortunately, most of us don't realize how damaging our working environments can be...

Here is our sound decibel levels infographic that lists noises that the average person experiences in their daily life. Being exposed to sounds above 85 decibels for a long period of can cause hearing loss especially if you're not using any kind of hearing protection...

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