Month: May 2016

May 30, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Had your hearing checked recently? I’ve had many patients in the past that tell me they have not had their hearing checked since grade school.  Yet they annually get a physical exam, eye exam and their teeth cleaned.  This just doesn’t make sense to me.  Hearing health is every bit as important as the…

May 27, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Several years ago I was using a Q-tip to clean my ears – something I have long since learned is a bad idea.  Shortly after, I had a sudden pain in my ear and then a weird noise.  I couldn’t hear anything from my right ear except for this obnoxious noise. I was a…

May 27, 2016 ccadmin No comments exist

When hearing loss sets in, there is a tendency to reduce or eliminate social interaction.  It can be frustrating to continually ask people to repeat themselves, or embarrassing to regularly misunderstand what someone says.  The temptation is to avoid awkward interactions all together and just keep to yourself.  However, according to a recent study published…

May 25, 2016 CaptionCall 11 comments

  You would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t recognize the importance of being able to communicate when it comes to interpersonal relationships – especially within the home.  Hearing or understanding what is being said is the key to healthy family communications.  When that is compromised, it can have a negative impact on…

May 23, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  We have talked before about the danger of loud noises.  Most people recognize that noise induced hearing loss is a real issue.  And most realize that the best defense against it is to wear earplugs.   Yet for some reason, when we go to noisy sporting events, concerts, air shows, or when we mow the…

May 18, 2016 CaptionCall 1 comment

If you were to imagine the kind of musician most susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss, you would probably think of someone in a rock and roll or heavy metal band.  What if I told you it may actually be classical musicians?   Ross Tonini, AuD, an expert from the Baylor College of Medicine said: “Generally, it’s…

May 16, 2016 CaptionCall 1 comment

  Hearing loss is known for making people feel lonely, leading to isolation. However, it can be very comforting to know that you’re not alone.  Stories and experiences from others who are dealing with the same problems can be encouraging. Everyday Hearing, has put together a fun list of 11 celebrities that also had or…

May 13, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Does hearing loss make it difficult to discuss diabetes with your healthcare professional?  According to a recent study by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, there is possible linkage between hearing health and diabetes. “There is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should include hearing testing in managing type 2…

May 11, 2016 CaptionCall 1 comment

  In 1989 my father joined the United States Navy. Twenty-six years later he is still on active duty. He told me that even when he was a child all he wanted to do was be in the military. He has achieved the highest enlisted rank a member of the Navy can reach – Master…

May 9, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Spring isn’t the only thing to get excited about this month.  May is ‘Better Hearing and Speech Month’!  According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, this month is about raising awareness of communication disorders.  You can find lots of material about Better Hearing & Speech Month here: https://www.asha.org/bhsm/ In honor of Better Hearing and Speech…