Have you ever experienced that uncomfortable sensation of ear pain when swallowing, making you think “why does my ear hurt when I swallow”? It can make enjoying a meal or even a simple sip of water a daunting task. Fear not, as help is on the way. In this blog post, we will explore the […]Is Hydrogen Peroxide in Ears Safe for Earwax Removal in 2023?
Have you ever experienced the discomfort of excessive earwax buildup that left you searching for a quick and safe solution? Hydrogen peroxide in ears has long been a popular method for earwax removal, but is it still considered safe and effective in 2023? Let’s explore the world of hydrogen peroxide and its role in earwax […]Which medications cause hearing loss? Ototoxic medication explained
Are your medications causing hearing loss? Ototoxic medications & substances explained First things first… What is Ototoxicity? Ototoxicity refers to a poisoning of the ear, caused by prescription or over-the-counter drugs or substances. Currently, there are approximately 200 classes of medications that are considered ototoxic. Ototoxicity occurs as a side-effect of certain drugs and substances, […]Polite Ways to Encourage your Family Member to get Hearing Help
As Helen Keller once said, “Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” When it comes to hearing loss, interpersonal relationships are impacted but we may not immediately know why. In part this is because hearing loss is an invisible condition that occurs gradually. As hearing abilities become diminished, people learn to make […]The Basics of Age-Related Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss is one of the three types of hearing loss. With this form of hearing loss, the inner ear hair cells are damaged and thus no longer properly send neural signals to the brain to be processed as sound. Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is one of the forms of sensorineural hearing loss. […]Are Earbuds Damaging Your Hearing? Scientists say YES
Professors at Northern Illinois University have expressed their concern with students who spend too much time listening to music through their earbuds. Their comments and concerns have been published in the university’s student-run Northern Star newspaper. The professors are not concerned about earbuds because they distract students from their schoolwork, but because they can cause […]10 Things Your Teen Needs to Know to Prevent Early Hearing Loss
Sometimes it seems like your teenager has just stopped listening to you. Or, maybe they have selective hearing. You may chalk it up to them just “being teenagers,” but with recent studies on how hearing loss affects younger people, it is important to make sure that the young people in your life understand the long-term […]How to keep the family close despite hearing loss
As with all medical conditions, hearing loss can greatly affect the dynamics of a family. Hearing loss also requires accommodations by all members of the family to mitigate the changes that come with hearing loss. Communication is the foundation of all healthy relationships, and hearing loss affects the way we communicate – for both parties […]Hearing Loss is Literally Exhausting
While it is a popular belief that hearing loss only affects our ears, the reality is that our brain is also impacted. Though hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, it is often left undiagnosed and undertreated. The effects of untreated hearing loss radiate to many different areas of our […]4 Tips for Travelling with Hearing Loss – Must Read!
Treating hearing loss with the use of hearing aids reconnects you to the people and sounds of your life. For those who love to travel, treating hearing loss eases the stress of communication and makes the experience a little bit easier. That being said, we all know that traveling can be extremely stressful, from flight […]