Hearing loss, that’s only a problem for older people, right?
Think again! Noise exposure, not age, is the leading cause of hearing loss. While is it common for older individuals to have hearing loss, damage from everyday noise is a growing issue amongst our younger generations. The baby boomer generation is dealing with skin cancer due to the tanning they did as teens. This generation will be dealing with hearing loss due to high levels of damaging noise exposure. Continue reading
A Common Myth About Tinnitus
Tinnitus is that pesky ringing or buzzing in your ear that doesn’t seem to go away. Though tinnitus is an annoying condition, it can also become quite debilitating for some. Maybe a doctor has even told you that there is nothing to help- that you will just have to deal with it? But, that is not the case! There are ways to make it better. Here are some misconceptions about tinnitus and the facts you need to know! Continue reading
Studies have found that people with hearing loss are up to five times more likely to develop dementia and alzheimer’s disease compared to those with normal hearing.
If you have noticed that you don’t hear as well as you used to, it’s a good idea to see one of our audiologist at Landmark Hearing as soon as possible. Research conducted by John Hopkins Medicine in 2011 indicates that the longer you wait to seek hearing loss treatment, the more likely your brain will forget how to interpret sound. Continue reading
Hearing Loss and Fitness Classes
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), or hearing loss due to noise exposure affects about 15 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 69. The increase of noise-induced hearing loss among adults has been associated with exposure to occupational as well as non occupational sources of noise. Continue reading
The holiday season is right around the corner!
For the most of us, this joyful season is filled with family dinners, celebrations, gatherings with friends, holiday parties, and an enormous amount of socializing. It is a fun time to bundle up and enjoy the decorations as well as the general magical feeling of happiness that comes along with the season. However, if you are not careful, all of the socializing and holiday hubbub can become quite overwhelming. With hearing loss, this can be quite a difficult time. This season, try these few tips to ensure that you have a more joyful holiday experience. Continue reading
Dating can be tough under any circumstance- where to go, what to wear, wondering if the person will like you and ask for a second date. Especially in today’s high tech world of online dating, profile pictures are everything and our love lives are in the hands of computer algorithms. With hearing loss, things can seem even more complicated and overwhelming. Continue reading
Possibly the most challenging communication environment presents itself when we are dining out with friends. The clatter of dishes, the conversations of tables in close proximity, the hustle and bustle of the restaurant staff, all contribute to overwhelming noise levels for those with hearing impairment.
The Answer is YES! You probably should not put anything in your ear that is smaller than your fist.
In order to understand why you don’t need to swab out your ears, we first need to understand why we have earwax to begin with. That gross gunk, medically known as cerumen, is actually there for protection. The purpose of earwax is to keep your ear canals clean.
The number of teenagers with tinnitus reaches alarming levels due to mobile devices.
Tinnitus affects approximately 300 million people worldwide and according to a new study this number is only going to increase.