Earplugs: Best Practices

How Earplugs Work: Best Practices For Use

Earplugs can be both a necessity or a luxury for which you might be eternally grateful. At times, you are in a noisy environment filled with any number of distractions preventing you from getting work done or even from just snatching a few minutes of quiet downtime. Earplugs can also even help you sleep at night. In these circumstances, earplugs can be a real life saver. However, there are also times when you absolutely need ear plugs like when you [...]

Whistling Hearing Aid

Should Your Hearing Aid Whistle?

If you have recently gotten hearing aids, you might have heard it whistle a time or two and wondered if it’s normal or not. Take a look at the answer below. Should Your Hearing Aid Whistle? The short answer to this question is that, in most cases, while the high-pitched whistle can be unsettling, it can happen. Depending upon the circumstances under which the hearing aid is whistling (for example, in your hand versus in your ear), there are a couple [...]

Causes And Prevention Of Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s Ear: Causes And Prevention Tips

Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is an infection that happens in the outer ear canal. Swimmer’s ear is very painful and can result in complications like long-term infection or bone and cartilage damage, so it’s important to visit the doctor immediately if you notice any symptoms. Symptoms are typically mild in the beginning; for example, people might experience an itching in their ear canal. Sometimes swimmer’s ear can be detected if you feel a bit of pain or discomfort when [...]

Earwax Removal

How Do You Know If You Need Earwax Removal?

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a waxy oil produced by the ear canal. It’s produced as a cleaning mechanism. Essentially, it keeps dust, foreign particles, and germs out of the ear. Earwax typically passes on its own, but sometimes it can build up inside the ears and cause a blockage. What Causes Earwax Buildup? Earwax can be caused by several different factors. Some people just produce more earwax than others; this causes it to get hard and then block the [...]

Diet And Hearing Relationship

The Relationship Between Diet and Hearing

Although diet and hearing don’t seem immediately linked to each other, the science and data behind the topic suggests that, in fact, there is a link between the two. Much of the data shows that healthy eating may provide a protective function, as you will see below. Take a look at what some of the research currently says and what you can do to preserve your hearing. The Relationship Between Diet and Hearing There is a link between diet and hearing. [...]

Protecting Your Ears At A Concert

How To Protect Your Ears At A Concert

Concerts are undoubtedly a lot of fun. They give you the opportunity to see your favourite bands and musicians up close, or they’re a place to showcase your own band. At the same time, loud music can put your hearing at risk, especially if you frequent concerts. Loud music damages the sensitive hair cells in your inner ear, which makes you vulnerable to both tinnitus and hearing loss. Prolonged exposure to sound volumes above 85 decibels can damage your [...]

Hunter's Guide To Hearing

A Hunter’s Guide To Hearing

It is unfortunate when a hobby or weekend getaway costs you a lot of money in treatment for an injury that could have been prevented inexpensively. Hunting is a great pastime that also helps to manage the game population. However, reports suggest that many hunters experience different levels of new, permanent hearing loss, with some cases requiring costly hearing aid devices. Hunters and sportsmen should be more proactive in attending to the need for hearing protection. Exposure to the [...]

Ways To Protect Your Ears As A Music Lover

How To Protect Your Ears As A Music Lover

Ever wondered how DJs and musicians don’t suffer permanent hearing loss after performing in such close proximity to speakers at full blast for hours? It would be a cruel irony if they were unable to listen to the music that they love so much. There have been reports in the media of some professional musicians suffering hearing loss and tinnitus, but most of them find ways to prevent severe damage. Similarly, concert attendees are at risk of noise-induced hearing [...]

Wireless Hearable Personalisation

The World’s First Custom Made Wireless Hearable

The partnership between Bragi, a Munich-based startup, and Starkey Hearing Technologies has led to the release of a new updated Dash called the Dash Pro. This new model is the world’s first wireless hearable that can be custom-fit for each user, allowing for superior sound and comfort. Joint Release Between a Hearing Aid Brand and a True Hearable Bragi introduced itself to the public through their Kickstarter campaign for the Dash, “The World’s First Hearable.” Thanks to their relationship [...]

Benefits Of Custom Ear Plugs

The Benefits Of Custom Ear Plugs For Light Sleepers

Many light sleepers have trouble getting enough rest at night, especially if they live near a busy street, have noisy neighbours, or share the room with a partner who snores. Failure to get enough sleep and rest can affect your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, there are a few cost effective ways to create a quiet and relaxing sleeping environment, such as using custom ear plugs. With new technologies for hearing devices, it is now possible to block or [...]