The Seriousness of “Swimmer’s Ear”

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

It seems every day we’re confronted with some new health hazard.  Some are bogus scare tactics designed to simply separate folks from their hard earned money with no actual threat present; but most are legitimate warnings — and the potential for swimmer’s ear is one of those instances. What Is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear (Otitis Externa) is an infectious condition of …

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

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

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 …

IpodsTM & mp3s, Pleasure or Pain?

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

We see them everywhere today, at home, in schools, churches, offices and at the mall. They’re used for everything from transcribing dictation, taking in an important meeting or enjoying your favorite music or TV show or video and it’s a sure bet that young people are some of the biggest users of them. There’s no doubt they can be quite …

When Do You Decide to Protect Your Children from Danger?

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

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 …

Tinnitus Sufferers Can Now Find Relief

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS BRANDS & SOLUTIONS, HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

Can hearing aids help with Tinnitus and what if I don’t have a hearing loss? Do you hear ringing, chirping, or buzzing in your ears?  Then you have Tinnitus. Tinnitus Sufferers Can Now Find Relief using a hearing instrument that teaches  your brain to ignore unwanted sounds. Several hearing aid manufacturers now offer products that help relieve the effects of Tinnitus that …

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

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

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

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

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

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

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 …