Health and Hearing loss
MYTH: There is nothing I can do about my tinnitus.
FACT: Many people complain to health care professionals about ringing or buzz-ing in their ears and are told that there is little they can do about it. “Tinnitus is just something you will have to deal with,” they say. “Try to ignore it.” But the fact is that there is a LOT you can do to lessen the effects of tinnitus.
Most recently, Signia launched a new hearing aid model called the Styletto. The Styletto is the next step in hearing aid design, providing hearing aid wearers with a truly attractive hearing aid model paired with innovative rechargeable technology. Hearing aid wearers are saying the Signia Styletto fits their life perfectly and that the Styletto is easy to wear because it looks elegant and high tech, fitting their self-image and their lifestyle.
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.
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.
Hearing is an essential part of communication. It involves the ability to detect and make sense of sound in our environment. A decline in hearing ability can lead to increased communication difficulty in all settings, especially background noise. Many people report being able to HEAR, but not UNDERSTAND. These symptoms mostly present themselves gradually; therefore people find themselves compensating for many years before actually getting tested. In certain instances, hearing loss can be sudden and should be diagnosed and treated immediately!