“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...

EARLY SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS

Because hearing loss can be subtle and gradual, those with impaired hearing don’t always recognize that they have a hearing problem.   Here are some problems that may help you identify a hearing impairment that may be compromising the quality of...

PERFORATED EARDRUM

When the thin membrane that separates the ear canal and the middle ear (the “eardrum”) is pierced or becomes ruptured, there will be decreased hearing and possibly a liquid discharge.  A “perforated eardrum” may result from a sudden loud noise...

WHO KNEW?

People are continuously advised to shield their ears from noise, a common cause of hearing loss.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), noise pollution is one of the pressing threats to public health and is responsible for a range...