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Over 50 million people in the US suffer from tinnitus . It’s such a common condition and is caused by a plethora of different things. Most people suffer from tinnitus after being around loud noises for a long period of time - for example, attending a concert or working around loud machinery. However, it can also occur randomly, or be

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If you have never attended a hearing test before, then you may be curious about what you should expect. If you want to ensure that you feel fully prepared and ready for whatever happens during your appointment, the list below may help to provide the insight that you need. Your appointment will take around an hour You should expect to

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Once you begin to suspect that you have problems with your hearing, or you have already had them confirmed by another diagnosis, your audiologist can become your best ally. If you ever have any issues or questions about your hearing, ear health, or balance issues , they are the professional most likely to have the answer. Here are some of

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Your audiologist can perform a wide range of tests and offer a lot of assistance when it comes to protecting and improving your hearing health. However, sometimes what they’re concerned with is just how much earwax is in those ears. One in 20 people have issues with earwax blockages and build ups, so you might get an ear cleaning the

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If you’ve finally built up the courage to go see an audiologist regarding your hearing aids , you’re probably wondering if there will be an adjustment period to actually get used to them as well. Unfortunately, you will likely experience three to six weeks’ worth of time before you can get fully adjusted to hearing aids. The timeframe can be

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Hearing loss can be life-changing no matter what part of your life you encounter it in. Not only is it difficult to cope with the idea that you are hearing impaired, but it is also a challenge to meet the treatment process that follows the diagnosis. For the average person, the cost of treatment can be a large investment. A

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Hearing loss is a scary thing at any age, but modern hearing aids can go a long way to restoring clarity. They may not overcome the damage completely, but they will enable you to live a more normal hearing life. With so many options on the market, however, it’s imperative that you know how and where to find the best

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Clear hearing is one of the greatest natural blessings that any human can possess. Therefore, you must take the necessary steps to protect your ears at all times. One of the most important ideas revolves around regular hearing tests . Hearing loss can be more difficult to spot than bad eyesight or physical damages. Nonetheless, problems with your ears can

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About one-fifth of Americans have some sort of hearing loss. Once we reach 65, one in three Americans have hearing loss. Yet we often put off seeking treatment. Audiologists can perform several hearing tests to determine if you have hearing loss, but they also do much more. Here are four reasons to see an audiologist. 1. Excessive earwax For many

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Do you think that there is something wrong with your hearing aid? You have done the once over yourself, checking your hearing aid to make sure that the battery is new and working. Nevertheless, your hearing aid is still not working. It’s completely normal to be worried and anxious. Before reacting, take a breath and figure out how to best

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Getting a hearing test is a big deal. Some people find it so difficult to face up to hearing loss they never get as fair as scheduling a hearing exam. But you aren’t like that, right? You’ve acknowledged the issue and are halfway to fixing it. To get the most from the appointment, here are five questions that drill down

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Buying hearing aids is a little more involved than going to the store and picking out a model you like from the options offered. It is a process that takes several appointments. At your first appointment, you have a hearing test and order hearing aids. The second appointment is for a hearing aid fitting, and finally, you’ll come back for

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If you haven’t had your hearing tested recently, you may wonder what happens at a hearing test. Don’t let that wondering stop you from scheduling an appointment! Just as you have periodic vision checks, the same goes for your hearing. An audiologist is a trained professional who examines several aspects of your hearing to diagnose any hearing loss. Here’s an

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Do you love working with power tools or is playing the electric guitar more your style? Do you insert earbuds and go for a run or workout at the gym? These are all activities that put you at risk for noise induced hearing loss . Headphones, earplugs and custom earmolds may protect your hearing and still let you enjoy your

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Finding an audiologist is an important step when it comes to taking control of your hearing health. Before settling on an audiologist that’s simply the closest to you, put some research into finding the right candidates to fit your needs. Curious how to tell if an audiologist is the right one for you? Consider asking these four questions when determining

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If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who have been diagnosed with tinnitus , you probably already know there’s no one singular treatment for the issue. That’s because tinnitus isn’t actually a condition in and of itself. Rather, it is a symptom of some greater issue, such as hearing loss, cardiovascular disease or jaw deformities, like temporomandibular joint disorder.

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Are you curious about the state of your hearing? Of course a hearing test is the gold standard by which your ability to hear a range of rounds is measured. But what exactly is the audiologist measuring, and what actually happens during the hearing exam? Let’s sound it out exactly so that you better understand the results. Physical exam No, this isn’t

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Hearing aids are highly beneficial devices that can dramatically enhance a person’s ability to hear. However, hearing aids are also very delicate and can be expensive. Because of this, it is a good idea to know how to maintain your hearing aids well, so that you can reduce the chances of needing a repair . Here are some great tips

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Ready for your first audiology appointment ? If you’re like many, going to an appointment with an audiologist can be intimidating, mainly because many people do not understand what goes on during the visit. Understanding what occurs during your first appointment with an audiologist can help reduce anxiety and provide peace of mind knowing that you’re not getting yourself into

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The time has come: After having enough people tell you they think you have hearing loss, you’re gearing up for your first visit to an audiologist . The first appointment with an audiologist can make anyone anxious, but it doesn’t have to. Taking some time to prepare yourself by making a list of questions can help you feel better walking

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