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Drink Water to Reduce Stress and Protect Your Hearing

February 27, 2023

There has been an abundance of research done as to the effects of stress on the human body.  While some stress is not necessarily a bad thing… if the stress is long lasting there is much detriment that occurs. Stress and anxiety can cause hearing loss.  Our bodies rely on a delicate balance of blood flow which provides the necessary oxygen and nutrients to our body.  When a person is under continuous and long-lasting stress ...

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Is Ear Candling Safe?

February 23, 2023

Often, I am asked by patients on how to clean their ears. Most know that you are not supposed to put anything smaller than their elbows in their ears. Why you ask? Because the ear canal is made up of tender thin skin with oil & cerumen glands and blood vessels that are very close to the surface. If you are constantly putting in cotton swabs and twisting and turning to pull out wax, you are ...

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Take Care Of Your Ears

February 20, 2023

We live in a very noisy world.  Years ago, when a patient would come in with hearing difficulties, they had a background of working in noise.  Maybe a factory or tractors on the farm.  As our world has become more and more populated; the sound levels that we are exposed to are more abundant.  There is not as much “quiet time” available to enjoy.  As human’s, we like to be social and therefore we ...

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Loneliness is not good for your health

February 17, 2023

Maybe it’s been this way for a while and we just didn't notice, but loneliness is getting a lot of attention from healthcare professionals lately.   One obvious reason is COVID-19, which has forced people to socially distance or isolate themselves, and has severely limited in-person interactions, especially for older adults.   Another reason is the increasing evidence of its negative effects on our health — like social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality ...

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Give Your Brain The Best Signal

February 16, 2023

Do you wear two hearing aids or just one?  We have two legs, two feet, two arms, two eyes and two ears.  If we break an arm, we realize how difficult it is to do little things like putting in our contacts.  If we pull a hamstring or twist an ankle, we move slower and more deliberately to diminish the pain.  If something blows in one of our eyes while driving the car, we must ...

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Hearing Care Follow-Up Appointments are Important

February 13, 2023

Hearing health care has plateau’s that you will encounter on your journey to your best hearing.  When you were fit with your hearing instruments great care was taken in the testing, selection, and fitting of the instruments.  Just like our teeth, hairstyle, and eyes, hearing health can benefit from routine care and maintenance.  After your fitting, you will be set with follow-up appointments.   These appointments will first be for the fine-tuning of the hearing ...

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Helpful Steps To Cope With Hearing Loss

February 8, 2023

I have been working with the hearing impaired for 42 years.  Throughout this journey, many things have changed.  In the past hearing tests took about 20 minutes and hearing aids did not really offer a lot of diversity so fittings took about 20-30 minutes…tops!  Then we would tell the patient…if you need us call us.  There were no follow-up appointments.  No wax removal.  That was it.  Times have changed for sure!   The world ...

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Your hearing and your heart, sitting in a tree...

February 4, 2023

It’s February, which, thanks to Valentine’s Day, is a good month to discuss matters of the heart. Plenty will be written and said about the heart’s connection to love. We’ll leave that topic to the relationship experts. Instead, we want to discuss the heart’s connection to hearing and hearing loss — a subject much more in our comfort zone. And studies show there is a connection. Turns out hearing health and ...

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