Although the human neck is flexible – allowing us to look down to the ground, up to the sky, and from side to side with ease – it shouldn’t suddenly snap from one direction to another. Nevertheless, this dangerous backward-forward motion sometimes occurs during car crashes and other unfortunate accidents, causing a painful condition known […]
Did you recently suffer a bump or blow to the head? Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, fell down the stairs, or took part in a rowdy game of football? Any time that you hurt your head, even if you don’t lose consciousness, it’s important to consider the possibility of a concussion. A concussion […]
Exercising each day is an important part in staying healthy. This is especially true for people with concussions, migraines, and vesibular disorders. But staying active in Minnesota during the winter months isn’t easy. That is why NDBC has created the BINGO challenge! The Challenge: We created two BINGO cards; 1) of different walking locations in […]
Noise induced hearing loss is the most common cause of hearing loss and the ONLY preventable type of hearing loss. Noise induced hearing loss can occur from a variety of environments like factory work, construction work, yard work, firearm use, and even concerts. Some types of noise induced hearing loss only cause a temporary hearing […]
It’s that time again – the Great Minnesota Get-Together is here! Are you ready for fried foods of all kinds, award-winning arts and crafts projects, farm animals, music and more? The State Fair can be tons of fun, but it also can be challenging to navigate the crowds if you have balance concerns. We have […]
I am a physical therapist who works in a specialty practice clinic treating vestibular disorders. It’s truly my passion to work with people who are dizzy, have vertigo, are feeling unsteady or experiencing falls. It can be a very isolating experience to feel these symptoms as they are invisible to your family and friends. I […]
Cerumen, better known was earwax, is a naturally occurring secretion that originates from the outer third of your ear canal. It is a mixture of secretions from the sebaceous glands and skin. There are two types of ear wax, the wet type and the dry type. It is important to not use Q-tips to clean […]
Check out these step by step directions on how to pair your hearing aids to you smartphone!
The holidays are filled with joy and spending time with loved ones. But they can also be stressful for those who are hearing impaired. Read the tips below to make the most out of your holidays! Be your own self advocate. If you do not hear what someone said, don’t be afraid or too shy […]
What is an Audiogram? An Audiogram is the universal way to represent someone’s hearing in the form of letters and symbols. An O represents the right ear while an X represents the left ear. These Xs and Os represent air conduction thresholds. In other words, they represent the entire hearing mechanism from the ear canal, through the ear […]
Hearing loss and family gatherings aren’t always a recipe for an enjoyable evening. Being smart and planning ahead can improve your chances for a less stressed, more pleasurable evening.
What you can do to stay active, healthy, and prepared.
Vestibular Neuritis is the second most common cause of dizziness and vertigo, due to a problem in the inner ear.
Recent research continues to help us better understand migraines, including how and why they occur and how to treat them. Below is a roundup of some of the latest findings along with links if you want to read more. A new study estimates about one quarter of people who have had dizziness or imbalance for […]
After a concussion, guided exercise can help you feel better faster Thanks to increased attention to the dangers of concussions, more medical professionals are taking them seriously and advising rest. But how long do you need to rest? It’s extremely important to immediately stop any strenuous activity in the short term, right after a concussion, […]
Watch this video to learn more about Vestibular Therapy and how it helps decrease dizziness.
In our clinics, we frequently work with patients who have vestibular migraines. These migraines can cause dizziness, nausea and imbalance, in addition to other common migraine symptoms, such as headaches and sensitivity to noise, light, odors and movement. While medication can be helpful, lifestyle factors also can play a big role. When we work with […]
Navigating the Minnesota State Fair on a migraine-friendly diet can be tricky business, what with all those cheese curds and hot dogs and yeast donuts at every turn. However, we came across a few items that look like they fit the bill. (Please note: This list of suggestions was generated based on online menu descriptions. […]
In the news, it’s common to hear scary things about concussions. But here’s some good news: Most concussions heal in 7-10 days. And those who don’t heal in that timeframe still can make excellent progress, but they may need some guidance to help the recovery go more smoothly.
If you are over 65 years of age, there is a 1 in 3 chance you may be experiencing hearing loss. How do you know if you are the one in three? Ask yourself these quick 4 questions: 1) How do you feel you hear in background noise, like a busy restaurant, or with multiple speakers, like […]
NDBC Hearing Clinic’s Audiologist debunks the 4 most common hearing loss myths she hears from patients on a weekly basis. How many did you believe?
While many people worry that they will be burned by fireworks, it is important to note that hearing may be just as endangered. Just one fireworks exposure, close to a person’s ears, can cause irreversible damage with lifelong repercussions.
Vestibular Migraine is the second most common cause of dizziness. Learn more about this type of migraine, the triggers and symptoms and how to help relieve symptoms.
Our body needs lots of water to keep us thriving. When people get dehydrated, they sometimes become lightheaded or suffer headaches. These refreshing recipes and tips can help you avoid that and stay hydrated during the heat of summer.
By now, you’ve most likely heard of the “Yanny” and “Laurel” dispute that has gone viral. But do you understand the science behind it?
We require balance for everything we do, from sitting upright at a table to going up and down curbs to walking over uneven surfaces. Want to improve your balance? Check out these 3 exercises?
Unilateral vestibular loss (UVL) is one of the more common pathologies involving the inner ear and the nerves related to it. UVL makes up about 14-20% of all inner ear pathologies.
Everyone knows they need to protect their hearing, but did you know that there are four common types of hearing protection? Foam Earplugs– This is a non-custom solution to protecting your hearing. Foam plugs are disposable and one-size-fits-most. They are inexpensive and can be purchased at your local drug store. These are usually worn […]
On the computer all day? Don’t forget the 20/20/20 Rule! Every 20 mins Look at something 20 feet away For 20 seconds This will help decrease eye strain, headaches, and dizzy symptoms. Set a timer or place a post-it note to help you remember! NDBC is a multidisciplinary facility specializing in diagnosing and treating people […]