New Drug May Relieve Symptoms of Tinnitus For People With Meniere’s Disease

Drug for Tinnitus & Meniere's

Tinnitus is a primary symptom of Meniere’s disease, which is a disorder of the inner ear. The characteristics of tinnitus include ringing, humming, and buzzing sounds in the ear. Meniere’s disease is a long-term, progressive ear problem that affects your balance and hearing ability. The common symptoms of Meniere’s disease include vertigo, fluctuating tinnitus, increasing… Continue reading New Drug May Relieve Symptoms of Tinnitus For People With Meniere’s Disease

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

Researchers Identify A New Part Of The Age-Related Hearing Loss Puzzle

For many of us, hearing loss is just another part of getting older. It’s well known at this point that as we age, we start to slow down and change in a number of ways. Although everyone is unique, for many people, the aging process comes with decreased mobility and diminished sensory capacities, including hearing… Continue reading Researchers Identify A New Part Of The Age-Related Hearing Loss Puzzle

The Emotional Ramifications Of Hearing Health Decline

The increased rate of hearing loss in the older population seems to be common knowledge these days. According to Starkey, people ages 65 and older are five times more likely to suffer from hearing loss than younger people. The instances of hearing loss get even larger the older you get, too. Out of all those… Continue reading The Emotional Ramifications Of Hearing Health Decline

Researchers Find Link Between Premature Death And Hearing Loss

Hearing loss profoundly affects a person’s life in several ways. The inability to hear and interact with the world negatively impacts one’s physical health, emotional health, social skills, family relationships, academic and work performance, and self-esteem. As if a hearing loss by itself were not frustrating and isolating enough, several studies have now linked it… Continue reading Researchers Find Link Between Premature Death And Hearing Loss

Singing Could Be Key to Building Communication Skills for Children with Hearing Impairment

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning”  -Plato The importance of music as part of a well-rounded education has been recognized for centuries. In more recent years, music has also been connected with math and science… Continue reading Singing Could Be Key to Building Communication Skills for Children with Hearing Impairment

Troubleshooting The Most Common Hearing Aid Problems

Hearing aids are incredible minicomputers that are custom fit and programmed for an individual’s hearing needs. However, just like any other piece of technology, they do require attention. Regular maintenance and cleaning of hearing aids is a must and knowing how to make a few simple repairs can help make life much easier for hearing… Continue reading Troubleshooting The Most Common Hearing Aid Problems

Chronic Noise Exposure Linked To Cardiovascular Disease

Noise exposure is something we should all take seriously, especially for those of us who live or work in noisy environments. Much research has revealed the consequences of enduring exposure to noise pollution in terms of our hearing health. Working in factories, in construction industries, at airports, or even living in the city, can all… Continue reading Chronic Noise Exposure Linked To Cardiovascular Disease

Sweethearts: Couples Living with Sensory Loss

“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you… Continue reading Sweethearts: Couples Living with Sensory Loss

Tinnitus: Why So Many People Avoid Treatment

Tinnitus is an incredibly common medical issue characterized by the perception of noise in the ears in the absence of a verifiable external source of said noise. Essentially, tinnitus occurs when someone hears a ringing, clicking, hissing, or other ‘phantom noise’ in one or both ears. While tinnitus is very common, many people never seek… Continue reading Tinnitus: Why So Many People Avoid Treatment