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Yes. Hearing loss is a known complication of diabetes, so hearing abilities should be regularly assessed in people with diabetes. Currently hearing tests are not a regular part of medical monitoring for people with diabetes, causing many people to go without treatment for their hearing impairment. Why Does Diabetes Cause Hearing Loss? Diabetes can cause hearing impairments when high levels of blood sugar damage the… Read More
Do you hear but not always understand what is said? Do you feel like other people mumble? You may have a hearing loss, but what’s causing it and what do you do about it? There are many contributing factors of hearing loss making it difficult to pinpoint a particular cause. Hearing loss may occur as a result of: Aging – Diminishing hair cells in the… Read More
Vestibular rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy designed to “reset” or “retrain” your brain and balance system, through specially designed exercises. Oftentimes these exercises will help to regain lost balance and stop dizziness.
What is cerumen? Cerumen, commonly called ear wax, is produced in the outer 1/3 of the ear canal. 95% of the population maintains open ear canals by regularly showering and bathing and allowing the cerumen to naturally travel out of the ear. Some people however, due to an over production of cerumen, improper “Q-tip” usage, and other factors may require the cerumen to be removed… Read More
Custom earmolds are available for a variety of purposes. Custom earmolds can be manufactured for use with hearing aids, cell phones and headphones. specifically for hearing protection or to protect ears from water during swimming or bathing. specifically for musicians. These are manufactured with a specialized feature that suppresses sound once the volume reaches a level that could damage your hearing.
What is Ototoxicity? Ototoxicity is a term used to describe damage caused to the hearing and balance organs as a result of certain drugs. A variety of drugs/treatment options, particularly life-saving powerful antibiotics and anti-neoplastic drugs, may lead to auditory and/or vestibular (balance) dysfunction. How is Ototoxicity monitored? Audiologic monitoring for ototoxicity is primarily performed for early detection of hearing changes presumably attributed to a… Read More
The majority of our hearing is done with our brain and not with our ears, as the ears pick up sound and deliver it to the brain. This is why it is so important that we expose the brain CONSISTENTLY with sound. More exposure to amplification leads to optimal benefit with hearing aid use. Hearing aids give you the amplification you need to hear, but what many… Read More
Every day we use five senses to navigate ourselves around the world. These five senses are touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. Typically we notice if something tastes different, we can’t feel something, we can’t smell dinner cooking or if we are not seeing clearly. But, do we always notice that we are not hearing sounds? Similar to our other senses, our ears are very… Read More