3 Ways To Lower Your Risk of Tinnitus

Preventing Tinnitus

With over 20% of Americans reporting some form of tinnitus, this bothersome buzzing is quite a common problem. Unfortunately, tinnitus is often ignored and overlooked by many people suffering from the condition. It is estimated to affect up to 50 million people, leading to trouble sleeping, worsening quality of life, and even mental distress. To… Continue reading 3 Ways To Lower Your Risk of Tinnitus

The Link Between Viruses And Hearing Loss

Viruses and hearing loss

Viral infections can cause hearing loss. Viral infections can directly injure inner ear structures, induce inflammatory responses, or increase susceptibility to bacterial and fungal infections leading to hearing loss. The loss of hearing that is a product of viruses can be congenital or acquired, unilateral, or bilateral. Sensorineural hearing loss is most common, although conductive… Continue reading The Link Between Viruses And Hearing Loss

Identifying Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Presbycusis, age-related hearing loss, is a common health condition in adults over the age of 50. This acquired hearing loss can have consequences, including communication problems, social isolation, depression, and overall diminished quality of life. Although presbycusis is prevalent, it often goes unrecognized due to the slow and gradual onset of the disorder. To complicate… Continue reading Identifying Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss, Visual Problems And Their Impact On Learning And Development

Hearing loss and visual problems

Problems with hearing and vision frequently occur among children. The welcome news is that, for the most part, the issues are temporary. However, there is new evidence that indicates that mild deficiencies in hearing and vision can impact learning and development. How often hearing and visual problems occur together during childhood and how this affects… Continue reading Hearing Loss, Visual Problems And Their Impact On Learning And Development

Hearing Loss is More Serious Than Many Believe

Why We Aren’t Taking Our Hearing Loss Seriously

When you think of hearing loss, do you think of a minor annoyance? An inevitable part of aging? Something so insignificant that you don’t remember the last time you had a hearing evaluation? Or do you think of a health condition that could have serious impacts on your overall health and well-being? One that should… Continue reading Hearing Loss is More Serious Than Many Believe

The Towers Audiology Center is Proud to Support Doctors Without Borders

Happy Holidays

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading The Towers Audiology Center is Proud to Support Doctors Without Borders

Loud Places Affect Your Hearing. This is What You Can Do About Them.

Places that can be damaging to your hearing

On any given day, we expose ourselves to a wide variety of environmental sounds. For the most part, these sounds are at safe levels that do not damage our ability to hear. However, noise can be detrimental to our hearing when it is too loud or is long-lasting. Sustained exposure to these types of sounds… Continue reading Loud Places Affect Your Hearing. This is What You Can Do About Them.

How to Communicate More Compassionately With People With Hearing Loss

How to Communicate Better with those with Hearing Loss

Before we truly even notice it, our lives are enriched by the sounds around us. Whether that be the laughter of a close friend or a night out at your local club, sound connects us to the world and to our loved ones. Without this ability, our quality of life and our understanding of the… Continue reading How to Communicate More Compassionately With People With Hearing Loss

Alexa Is Ready to Test Your Hearing

Alexa hearing test

Life seems to be busier than ever before. With work, kids’ activities, appointments, shopping, errands and more, it can seem like there’s never enough time. It’s easy to let some things fall by the wayside or find quicker ways to get them done. That includes hearing tests. With some of the new alternatives starting to… Continue reading Alexa Is Ready to Test Your Hearing

This Could Be Your Secret Weapon For Maintaining Brain Function

Hearing aids and brain function

Science never sleeps, and so researchers always seem to be uncovering new information and new connections to help improve our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. That includes our hearing health. In recent years, much as been discovered and learned about hearing, including how healthy hearing and hearing loss are connected to brain… Continue reading This Could Be Your Secret Weapon For Maintaining Brain Function