Protect Your Hearing While You Enjoy the Fireworks Today!

We’re hoping you enjoy your day today but remember, fireworks, firecrackers, concerts and outdoor events make Independence Day one of the noisiest American holidays. These events can expose us to noises that hurt our hearing. HOW FIREWORKS AFFECT HEARING From Boys Town National Research Hospital, fireworks produce a sound output that is in the 150 … Continued

Are There Different Degrees of Hearing Loss? 

The easy answer is yes there are different degrees of hearing loss.  What is harder for most people to understand is the impact this has on exactly what someone does or doesn’t hear.  We hear this story (or some version of this story) quite often. “When I sit beside my husband on the couch and … Continued

How to Care for Your New Hearing Aids

Congratulations, you’ve chosen to do something about your hearing loss.  Here are a few tips to make sure your hearing aids work as well as they possibly can, day in and day out! MOISTURE/WATER Water is a serious enemy of hearing aids. Moisture can destroy the microphone and the receiver of the hearing aid, clog … Continued

The Different Types of Hearing Loss

  We get many questions from our patients.  “Are there different types of hearing loss?” is a question we get asked a lot.  We figure our patients can’t be the only ones asking if there are different types of hearing loss, so we thought we’d provide an answer.  The answer is yes, there are different … Continued

Did I Get My Hearing Loss From My Dad?

You remember your grandmother had trouble hearing.  Your dad needed hearing aids long before he got them.  And you know you’ve been saying, “What did you say.” more in the past year than ever before.  Is it possible you’ve inherited a hearing loss from someone in your family?  The answer is maybe. GENETIC VERSUS NON-GENETIC … Continued