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

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

Winter Weather Vs. Hearing Aids; How To Protect Them This Winter

Protecting hearing aids in winter

Winter means snow, ice, and taking extra precautions to keep yourself safe. For individuals who wear hearing aids, it also means taking steps to protect the sensitive electronics in the devices. Moisture and freezing temperatures can damage hearing aids or keep them from optimal performance. As the snow falls, and the thermostat drops, take precautions… Continue reading Winter Weather Vs. Hearing Aids; How To Protect Them This Winter

How Social Isolation is Affecting Those With Hearing Loss At Higher Rates

Hearing loss and social isolation

Regardless of severity, hearing loss can present a wide range of complications in your day-to-day life. The deaf and hard of hearing community may struggle when it comes to emotional, academic, or social settings, as hearing loss can be an exhausting and sometimes frustrating barrier. Included alongside the technical issues of hearing loss such as… Continue reading How Social Isolation is Affecting Those With Hearing Loss At Higher Rates

Can a Home Hearing Test By Amazon’s Alexa Replace Formal Audiological Evaluations?

Alexa at home hearing test

Each year, we visit numerous healthcare providers for annual check-ups. The purpose is to ensure that our health is good, and there are no significant changes that might be of concern. Although hearing loss is the third most widespread physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, visiting a hearing healthcare professional to have ears checked… Continue reading Can a Home Hearing Test By Amazon’s Alexa Replace Formal Audiological Evaluations?

Hearing Loss Caused By Antibiotics? Inflammation in Mice May Hold the Key

Hearing loss and antibiotics

Life-saving antibiotics may be one of the single greatest contributions to the scientific community since the creation of Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. Responsible for saving millions of lives on an annual basis, the positives regarding antibiotics cannot be understated. But like all medication, side-effects can occur when taking antibiotics ranging from nausea, headaches,… Continue reading Hearing Loss Caused By Antibiotics? Inflammation in Mice May Hold the Key