Entries by daniel

Time to Take the Bull By the Horns

With October being National Audiology Awareness Month — coming after restricted access to hearing healthcare professionals due to COVID-19 restrictions — now’s a great time to go over some reasons why you should give your hearing issues some attention. The fact is, ignoring them will not only lead to poorer hearing, but also make a […]

Please, Just Turn Everything Down

It’s like something from a horror movie or an episode of The Twilight Zone. Some unknown hand has turned up the volume on the world. Everything is just too loud and there’s no way to make it stop. Unfortunately, this is actually not fantasy for the small minority of people who suffer from hyperacusis. This […]

Beware Swimmer’s Ear

Everyone is itching to get out and do something. And swimming is one of the best ways to get some exercise, even though public pools may not be an option due to COVID-19. But that itch to get in the water can lead to the nasty itch of swimmer’s ear, so take some precautions. And […]

A Month For Men to Think of Their Health

In part to honor Father’s Day, June is Men’s Health Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is meant to “… raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions.” And one area of health to […]

A Change of Plans

Since 1927, May has been Better Hearing and Speech Month. But there’s never been a year quite like this one. Activities and programs meant to center, this year, on issues around “Communication at Work” have had to be shelved to deal with the elephant in the room that no one can ignore: COVID-19. The organization […]

Bluetooth-Enhanced Hearing Aids Are Becoming the Norm

Wireless has pretty much settled-in as a consumer buzzword. It basically means being able to connect computing devices without cluttering things up with a tangle of cords. It is a capability that is increasingly being extended to hearing aids. Wireless capability is quickly becoming the norm. And this is usually based on Bluetooth, the dominant […]

Drinking Does Not Help Your Hearing

It’s widely known that excessive drinking — especially chronic alcohol consumption — can lead to any number of health issues. And one of them is definitely degrading hearing, both over the short- and long-term. Something to maybe think about on St. Patrick’s Day. The first part of this is a no-brainer. There’s actually a specific […]

For the Sake of the Ears, Remember That It’s Cold Outside

Now that we’re deep into winter, it’s time to remember to protect our ears from what the season can throw at us — the cold, the wet, the flu. And hearing aids need some special love too. Since it’s the season to get sick, ear infections can be a regular aspect of winter. This will […]

When Your Child Needs a Hearing Aid

It’s not anything any parent wants to hear, but realizing that your child has a permanent hearing issue and will need a hearing aid is a challenge — but not a tragedy. With the technological leaps that have been made by hearing aid manufacturers in recent decades and the wealth of experience within the audiology […]