Signs That Show You Need A Hearing Test

5 Warning Signs That Show You Need To Go For A Hearing Test

Admitting you may need to go for a hearing test is one thing. Acknowledging you may need to get a hearing aid is quite another. There sometimes shame and embarrassment attached to the idea of hearing loss. It is also hard to admit you need help. That is why some people wait until it’s too late to get a hearing test done and get help. You or a loved one might be in this situation too. The Five Signs [...]

Using Ear Plugs For Swimming

Why You Should use Ear Plugs For Swimming

There are a lot of people in today’s society who spend a lot of time exercising in the swimming pool but are unaware of what can be within the water they are swimming in. Be aware of the risk of ear infection Even if regular swimming is a new experience, it is imperative to know about fungus and the possibility of bacteria being in the water, which ultimately may lead to ear infections. Custom earplugs to prevent infection Fortunately, you can [...]

Ear Candling: Does It Work?

Ear Candling: Does It Work?

What is Ear Candling? During ear candling, a candle is soaked in wax or paraffin and put into a hole cut into a paper plate. The plate is used to protect your face from being burned by the candle wax. The candle is then placed in your ear canal and allowed to burn for a few minutes. It is believed this creates a suction mechanism that can bring the wax out and into the candle. No scientific evidence for ear [...]

Custom Vs. Disposable Ear Plugs: What’s The Difference?

Custom Vs. Disposable Ear Plugs: What’s The Difference?

Repeated exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss. Because we are exposed to loud noises daily, it’s important to protect our ears, especially if we work in a field where sounds over 85 decibels are constant (musician, construction worker, manufacturer, assembly line worker, etc.). To protect our ears and limit the volume of the sounds around us, ear plugs should be worn. There are two types of ear plugs on the market: custom and disposable. Custom [...]

Girl Happy with Hearing Aids Doll

Doll With Hearing Aids Makes Deaf Girl’s Day

At two-years-old, Abbi Keating, from New South Wales, Australia, lost her hearing. The hearing loss was sudden and unexpected. Her family sprung into action and got her into a hearing specialist, who fitted her with hearing aids and gave Abbi cochlear implants. These implants have been groundbreaking for dealing with hearing loss, since the device can take over the function of the eardrum. Soon after receiving the implants, Abbi was not only able to hear, but she was also talking. [...]

Hearing Loss And Dementia

Hearing Loss May Be A Risk Factor For Dementia

Take a look at the relationship between hearing loss and dementia and how hearing loss can increase your risk of dementia. Hearing Loss May Be A Risk Factor For Dementia There are many studies that suggest a correlation between hearing loss and dementia. One study found, for example, that people with age-related hearing loss were twice as likely to suffer from cognitive impairment and 2.4 times more likely to suffer from dementia. The problem is that the correlation requires more study. One [...]

American Hearing Loss And Noise

One in Four Americans Have Hearing Loss Due to Noise

A quarter of Americans have hearing loss due to noise. It’s shocking, but true. What’s even more startling about this is that the study showed that three-quarters of those affected thought their hearing was fine. While hearing loss is often blamed on aging, another survey found that 24 per cent of hearing loss is actually due to loud workplaces. What’s important about this survey is that it found that even those who didn’t work in loud work environments were [...]

Deaf Baby Gets Hearing Aid

Baby Gets Hearing Aid And Hears Mom Say “I Love You” For The First Time

Mommy blogger Chrisy Keane shared a video of her daughter listening to her say “I love you” for the first time. Keane’s daughter was born with bilateral congenital hearing loss.. Keane’s daughter was fit with hearing aids; while they didn’t help her hear then, they jolted her brain and auditory nerve to the vibrations until she could undergo surgery for cochlear implants. The video has been viewed 200,000 times. We won’t spoil it for you, but the baby girl gets [...]

Stages Of Hearing Loss

What Are The Stages Of Hearing Loss?

There are not necessarily stages of hearing loss. When we talk about the stages of hearing loss, it is often in the context of the different emotional stages that people may go through when coping with this life changing experience. Emotional Stages of Hearing Loss When it comes to more emotional stages of hearing loss, the topic is often discussed in the content of the stages of emotions of those are who are dying as originally described by Kubler Ross. Just as [...]