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 […]
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.
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.
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?
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 […]
Hearing aids will bring you closer to your loved ones and keep you connected with friends and family, but as with any new device, there is a learning curve. Knowing what to expect during the first few weeks will help you get the most out of your new hearing aids and help decrease any possible frustration.
Is your love one hard of hearing? Here are a few tips to help you communicate better with them! DO face the person you are communicating with. This allows for access to visual cues. Do NOT try to converse from a different room or with your back turned. DO speak naturally. Do NOT […]