Better Hearing Blog
Have you ever used cotton swabs to clean your ears? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Many people do this, which is unsurprising given that cotton swabs appear to be the perfect size and shape for the job. Despite this, most medical professional recommend against using cotton swabs (also known as Q-Tips) to clean earwax and other debris out of the ear. Read this week’s article for more information.
August 7, 2019 Community
Dr. Janell Reid, founded Tustin Hearing Center in 1989 with the desire to help people in their journey to better hearing. “Our goal each time we consult with a patient is to provide the best experience for them with the best outcome. Patients come to us with many different hearing losses, hearing problems, and listening needs. It is our job to introduce them to the hearing solution that is right for them and guide them through the process.” 30 years later we have continued to do just that! With the support of the community, a great staff, and wonderful patients, the clinic has helped over 20,000 patients in their journey to better hearing.
Which sounds are considered “loud but not harmful” and which are considered “harmful for your hearing”? How am I supposed to know?
Power tools, lawn mowers, carpentry tools, concerts, loud music, firearms, sporting events, noise from our jobs …there is potentially “harmful noise” all around us. But fear not! There are ways to measure how loud these sounds are, how long we can safely be around them, and when we need to put in hearing protection.
What can YOU do? We encourage you to prompt your doctor to screen you for hearing loss, or simply asking about hearing loss would be helpful. It can be hard to admit you are experiencing hearing difficulty, or maybe you don’t even notice it, but it’s always a good idea to talk to you doctor about it. Your doctor may even appreciate hearing about your experiences and be eager to help!