HEARING YOUR OWN PULSE

To understand “pulsatile tinnitus”, it is helpful to know the difference between the two main types of hearing loss: “conductive” and “sensorineural”.  Conductive loss is due to problems involving the ear canal, ear drum or middle ear; sensorineural loss involves...

REPEATING PROBLEM

If you find yourself constantly asking people to repeat what they have said to you, it is a good indication that you have a hearing problem that should be diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, all too many people who could benefit...

GETTING A REAL CHARGE

Whether you use a cell phone or wear a hearing instrument, you want to get the most life out of the batteries that make them work.  With this in mind, take care to store them in a cool, dry place. ...

“HIDDEN HEARING LOSS”

It is estimated that one-quarter of today’s teens may have serious hearing damage and not even know it.  It therefore becomes necessary that we find ways to diagnose hearing loss and treat it.  Until recently, one common way of informally...

AVOIDING WAXY BUILDUPS

It is especially important for hearing instrument users to avoid earwax buildup.  Accumulations of the fatty substance produced by the sweat glands inside the ear not only damage the hearing instrument, but they also can reduce its effectiveness by blocking...