Hearing Loss and the Veteran — More Treatment Sought for Tinnitus Than PTSD

We see images every day of the physical damage suffered by our military personnel by the ravages of war; but what about the unseen, non-sensational damage? How Prevalent Is It? Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is the third highest medical problem veterans seek treatment for upon their return home. However it may surprise you to learn that the number one …

When Do You Decide to Protect Your Children from Danger?

We all know the obvious signals that warn us of impending danger to our children; things like dangerous tools or environments that are obviously hazardous; and we take steps to eliminate or modify them.  However some dangerous situations are not as easily recognized. For example were you aware that, in spite of all the warnings we’ve received about the hazards …

Now that I scheduled a hearing test, what can I expect at my appointment?

For your protection, both federal and state laws have been set regarding the required procedures in a hearing evaluation performed prior to purchasing a hearing aid.  If these procedures are not followed, the hearing health care provider is putting his or her license at risk. A health history form is filled out, including HIPPA compliance forms. Ear Examination.  Our Specialist …

This Ringing in My Ears is Driving Me Crazy

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. Although commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears”, people hear a variety of sounds such as: chirping, hissing, buzzing, roaring, whistling, clicking and more. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant-with single or multiple tones-and its perceived volume can range from subtle to …

Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss on Household Income

Untreated hearing loss can definitely impact household income. A national survey by the Better Hearing Institute is the first study to ever document the direct correlation between income loss and hearing loss. It demonstrates that hearing loss has a significant impact on people’s ability to earn a livelihood and underscores the importance of treating hearing loss as early as possible. The …