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.