What is a Conductive Hearing Loss?

A conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not transmitted efficiently at some point along the pathway from the outer ear canal to the oval window.  The oval window separates the middle ear from the inner ear.  This pathway includes  the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and the ossicles (three small bones). A conductive hearing loss usually involves … Continued


Caring for Your Hearing Aids in Cold Weather

If you live where it’s cold or might be traveling to a destination where cold weather is predicted and wear hearing aids, there are a few precautions you should take to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hearing aids. COLD WEATHER AND MOISTURE It’s time to shovel and yes it’s freezing cold, but odds are better than even … Continued


Is Hearing Loss Impacting Your Relationships?

If you are married to, live with or love someone who has a hearing loss this article is for you.  Being in a relationship can at times be trying.  Being in a relationship with someone who has a hearing loss that they refuse to do anything about can at times be impossible.  Never are you … Continued


Make Better Hearing Your New Year’s Resolution

This is the time of year when we make our list of resolutions for the New Year. We reflect back on the past year and take note of the areas we’d like to change.  Here are a few of the top New Year’s Resolutions people make every year. TOP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Lose Weight Volunteer … Continued


Is it Okay to Wait to Get a Hearing Aid?

You know you’re having problems hearing and you know you probably need a hearing aid.  What you really want to know is, “How long can you wait to get a hearing aid?”  We all have issues that we’d rather avoid, for example we put off going to the dentist or to the doctor unless we’re … Continued


A Tutorial on Tinnitus

Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear.  It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus.  More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus.  About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be “severe” tinnitus.   Tinnitus may be in both ears or just in … Continued


The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Hypothyroidism

There are many disorders that can lead to a temporary and/or a permanent loss of hearing.  The connection between many diseases and hearing loss is only recently beginning to be better understood, Hypothyroidism is just one example of a disease that has the ability to impact your hearing. WHAT IS HYPOTHYROIDISM? Hypothyroidism, also known as … Continued


10 Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked

If have a hearing loss, you are not alone.  Millions and millions of Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss, with estimates ranging from 30 – 36 million.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States, just behind arthritis and heart disease.  Unfortunately the average person waits a considerably long … Continued


If You’re Feeling Tired, Get Your Hearing Checked

If you have an untreated hearing loss it’s a foregone conclusion that extra effort is going to be required to understand what’s going on around you.  Hearing is no longer a passive event where you’re taking everything in and sorting out the meaning.  Instead, as a hearing impaired listener you are forced to expend extra … Continued