Why do my ears feel plugged?

Why do my ears feel plugged?

If you’ve ever flown, you most likely know the sensation of your ears plugging up. Irritating, right? Here’s why that happens. The most common reason for ears to feel clogged or plugged is due to something called Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Eustachian is pronounced “You-Station”). The Eustachian tube connects the back of the nose to the middle ear and serves to … Read More

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Congrats on getting your first pair of hearing aids! This is a big step in your hearing health. You’ll soon discover that hearing aids have a lot of additional benefits, like helping you connect with loved ones, getting more mobile, and improving your quality of life. However, on the first day you put in your new hearing aids everything may … Read More

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Are you getting ready for your first hearing aid fitting? Here are a few ways to prepare, and a few questions to ask during the consultation. The appointment will be packed, so prepare you questions ahead of time, and bring along some paper and a pen to take notes.  Bring a Friend or Family Member During your hearing consultation and … Read More

Should You Get a Hearing Test?

Should you get a hearing test?

Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise?  If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss.  It’s not uncommon for friends and family members to … Read More

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss has multifaceted effects on daily living. A reduced ability to hear and process sound impacts communication, social engagement, job performance, and relationships amongst other things. Treating hearing loss not only alleviates symptoms but has countless benefits that support people navigating life with greater ease and wellness. Major benefits of seeking treatment include the following:  Strengthens Communication  Communication … Read More

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

The decision to get a hearing test can speak to much more in the context of our lives. When we agree to get a test, we are also acknowledging that we might have a limitation. Even more so, we recognize that hearing loss is most common among older Americans, so we might think that hearing loss is associated with old … Read More

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. Hearing loss is caused by exposure to very loud noise, by genetic factors, or even by illnesses and injuries. Hearing loss can also be part of the aging process. Around 50 million Americans have hearing loss. If you think you or a loved one may have hearing loss, here’s how to identify … Read More

How Hearing Loss Interferes With Your Relationships

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Relationships are more important than ever in this post-pandemic world. Our lives are filled with people who we care about, who we’d do anything for and would like to be a part of our ups and downs for the rest of our lives. When we are affected by hearing loss and our normal relationships begin to decline, it can be a … Read More

Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears: Here Are 6 Ways to REduce It

Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears: Here Are 6 Ways to Reduce It

Tinnitus is a condition that many of us experience. But what can you do to reduce the noise? Here’s some further information that could help you! What Is Tinnitus? First and foremost, it’s important that you understand tinnitus before attempting to treat it in any way. Tinnitus is the medical term that is used when someone can hear noises that aren’t actually … Read More

New Year, New Ears!

New Year, New Ears

As New Year’s Day approaches, the world prepares to bid farewell to the historic, chaotic, life-changing whirlwind that has been the year 2020. This is always a great opportunity for self-reflection, and the past year has been abundant in life-altering lessons and personal growth for all. As our experiences strengthen us, and new dreams and goals propel us toward the … Read More