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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15 to 20 percent of people. Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself.  It’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as hearing loss or some other damage to the ear. Almost everyone will experience tinnitus in some point of their life. It can be…

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5 Heart Healthy Reasons to Test Your Hearing

1. Your heart and your hearing have more in common than you may think. There is over 60 years of research that shows a correlation between cardiovascular health and hearing sensitivity. Hypertension/High Blood Pressure is an accelerating factor in the degeneration of the auditory system. Improved cardiovascular health has been shown to slow down the…

How Do You Safely Clean Your Ears?

We’ve all heard the saying “Don’t put anything smaller than your elbow inside your ears”. While this saying is meant to be funny, it still is very true.  A minimal amount of cerumen in the ears is actually healthy and prevents dirt/debris from entering the ear canal. An excessive amount of cerumen can cause pain…

Hearing Versus Speech Understanding

Speech understanding is one of the main issues that people experience with hearing loss. Patients often say, “I can hear people talking, but I can’t understand what they are saying!” So, why does this problem occur? One of the main reasons is the configuration of the patients hearing loss. For most patients who have hearing…