Entries by Calvin

Been Awhile Since You Hit The Road?

For most of us, it’s been a long time—a good long while—since preparing for a vacation has been on the agenda. And maybe lockdown has hurt our traveling savvy. If you use hearing aids, there are a few things that need to be prepped when you’re on the road. Dealing with an audio meltdown far […]

Protect Your Ears This Summer

One way to take the fun out of the summer is having a bout with an ear infection (or double the fun with both ears aflame). Any place where you can take a dip—the backyard pool, the municipal facility, the lake or ocean, a river or creek—can harbor bacteria that can get into your ear […]

Where’d That Sound Come From?

During a recent appointment, a patient asked us about hearing certain sounds – the occasional “snap, crackle, and pop” – that disappear as fast as they appeared. Quite the mystery for the patient, but we’d come across this phenomenon before! You see, your ear has lots of parts. Little, intricate segments that do amazing things […]

Long Haul COVID and Hearing

These days, we’re finding that most of our patients have elected to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. It’s no wonder that the spread of the disease, at least here in the United States, is on the downslope and the attention among many researchers is turning to people who got the virus and never fully […]

Is Earwax Really So Evil?

Earwax has a bad rap, generally considered something to get rid of and, for some people, a downright disgusting aspect of being human. But the fact of the matter is earwax is actually a pretty important part of your ears’ self-defense mechanism. That sticky texture that freaks some folks out? All part of the design […]

Giving the Gift of Hearing at the End of a Long Year

The last year—the lockdown—has been one of sacrifice, loss, and determination for us all. It’s called for adaptation and a recommitment to charitable giving as we’ve realized that we’re all in the same boat. Back in December, we carried out our Gift of Hearing event. It was our third annual giveaway, which features open nominations […]