How To Lower Your Risk of Tinnitus

Preventing Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the awareness of sound in one or both ears, despite the presence of any external noises. Loud noises, excessive earwax, aging, ear infections, medications, blood pressure, and medical issues can all trigger tinnitus. Over 50 million Americans endure tinnitus, and it is a common health problem. There are no cures or prescription medications… Continue reading How To Lower Your Risk of Tinnitus

The Features And Benefits Of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Wireless hearing aid

Wireless Bluetooth hearing aids are a game-changer for those of you who wear hearing aids. Bluetooth hearing aids wirelessly hook up to your smartphone, TV, and computer, making it possible to stream HD quality audio right to your hearing aids. These hearing aids deliver an incredible sound quality that streams wirelessly from your electronic devices.… Continue reading The Features And Benefits Of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Can Zebrafish Research Help Rewire the Brain of the Congenitally Deaf?

Brain Rewiring

With the help of small, freshwater zebrafish, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have recently discovered that the otoferlin protein in congenitally deaf people has a mutation that causes profound deafness. They’ve also uncovered proof that this protein alters the growth and wiring of neurons that are vitally important to the central nervous system. The… Continue reading Can Zebrafish Research Help Rewire the Brain of the Congenitally Deaf?

4 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss

Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss

When we think about the causes of hearing loss, we often think of common causes like aging or noise-induced hearing loss. A variety of conditions, injuries, and occurrences can lead to hearing loss, but some are very rare. While rare, they do occur and are a reality for some people. Here are four of the… Continue reading 4 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss

Untreated Hearing Loss Comes With Unexpected Problems—Like Higher Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs

Starting a new year means many things, including a new healthcare plan or plan renewal. Regardless of whether you select a new plan or renew your existing plan, your mind is certainly directed towards the potential medical costs that could come up this year. Maybe you have some medical costs that you are already aware… Continue reading Untreated Hearing Loss Comes With Unexpected Problems—Like Higher Healthcare Costs

Be Your Own Biggest Advocate: Why We Aren’t Taking Our Hearing Loss Seriously

Why We Aren’t Taking Our Hearing Loss Seriously

As we all know, Hearing Loss is incredibly common. In fact, it’s reaching epidemic proportions across the globe, prompting agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) to partner with their member states to develop programs targeted towards ear and hearing care. One of three between the ages of 65 and 74 will experience hearing… Continue reading Be Your Own Biggest Advocate: Why We Aren’t Taking Our Hearing Loss Seriously

Erichson Hearing Aid Center is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Happy Holidays

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading Erichson Hearing Aid Center is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Hidden Hearing Loss And What You Can Do About It

What is "hidden hearing loss"?

Imagine getting a hearing test, and having it read normal, even though you still have trouble hearing. This dilemma is where people with hidden hearing loss or auditory synaptopathy find themselves. Hidden hearing loss is hearing loss that can’t be measured by a traditional audiogram. The results of the audiogram look much like a normal… Continue reading Hidden Hearing Loss And What You Can Do About It

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Hearing Loss

Adverse childhood experiences and hearing loss

Nobody’s life is perfect, but all the experiences leading up to adulthood combine to create the parent we become. For those who are blessed with a kind and loving family, life may not be as difficult as for those who come from divorced or incarcerated parents. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) some people live through… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Hearing Loss

Groundbreaking New Study Could Bring New Hope to Tinnitus Patients

brain inflammation and tinnitus

If your parents ever told you to turn down the volume on the TV or radio to avoid “hurting” your ears, they were right. Exposure to loud noises – whether over time or due to a single, very loud noise – can indeed lead to hearing loss. In fact, according to surveys, it is estimated… Continue reading Groundbreaking New Study Could Bring New Hope to Tinnitus Patients