“Wireless connectivity” is a hot topic in the world of hearing aids and we want to help you understand what it is, and whether it is, for you!
When most people think of hearing loss, they may think of someone asking others to repeat themselves, or needing to turn up the volume on the TV. These are among the more common signs of hearing loss. But there are other symptoms of hearing loss that are less visible. Not all of them are easy to spot unless you know what you're looking for. What are these symptoms, and what should you do if you experience them?
Hearing is vital to our quality of life. Hearing issues can affect so many facets of our lives, from employment to interpersonal relationships. People with hearing issues often end up avoiding or withdrawing from social situations because of the difficulty it can cause. And the more they withdraw, the less likely it is they will return to those social situations in the future.
For many hearing aid users, their first instinct when an aid stops working is simply to stop using it. You may not be aware that hearing aids can usually be repaired for a fraction of the original price, often within hours. For hearing aids that are still under warranty, there is no cost for repair. Repairs can also be done on aids that are out of warranty for a fee. Virginia ENT can handle the repair of many different styles and manufacturers of hearing aids, even those that are several years old.
A hearing aid is not like other electronic devices -- To be truly effective, a hearing aid needs to be fit and fine-tuned to your particular hearing needs. If you're in need of a hearing aid, the search should begin with looking for an audiologist.
Tinnitus is an oft-misunderstood ailment. There aren't really any traditional "signs" of tinnitus -- it's either there, or it isn't. Tinnitus is defined as any sound that's not present in the environment, but is still perceived in the auditory system. It often manifests as a humming, ringing, buzzing, clicking, “crickets,” or a rumbling noise. One might also notice a "fullness" or feeling of pressure in the ear.
When you think of seeing an ENT doctor, what ailments do you think they treat? With summertime fast approaching, you may not be aware your ENT can help with certain issues. Here are some common (and not so common) summertime issues you may need an ENT for this season.
Summer is fast approaching: a time for concerts, yard work, and outdoor activities. Did you know however, that all of these activities can potentially cause permanent damage to your hearing?
Did you know that at age 65, 1 out of 3 people have a hearing loss or that 20% of Americans report some degree of hearing loss? How about that men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss after age twenty? Or that two to three of 1,000 children born in the United States are born with detectable hearing loss?
For those losing their hearing in Richmond (or anywhere else), it can be a trying experience, both emotionally and physically.
Many of us are familiar with the symptoms of depression: loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss or gain, withdrawal, an absence of pleasure in the things one used to enjoy. But did you know that there can be a link between hearing loss and depression symptoms?
Rechargeable hearing aids are a recent development for the hearing loss community, having come on the market within the last six to eight months. Unlike older hearing aids, these rechargeable models don't require a separate battery that must be taken out and recharged. The entire unit is recharged in a charging case, and the battery lasts the life of the unit.
If you suspect a loved one or significant other is suffering from hearing loss, convincing them to get a hearing aid -- or even to get their hearing tested -- may not always be easy.
New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration and renewal. It’s also a time for loud parties and fireworks, which can inflict hearing damage. New Year’s Eve can be a particularly troublesome time when it comes to noise, but it’s possible to safeguard the hearing of yourself and your family without missing out on the fun.
Holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year! For those people dealing with hearing loss however, it can bring on a multitude of issues such as increased blood pressure, depression, trouble concentrating, anxiety and social withdrawal. If you are a person living with hearing loss, there are some ways to help make the holidays easier for yourself and others.
There are two major types of hearing loss: sensorineural and conductive. If you are suffering from hearing loss (or think you may be), you might be wondering which type of hearing loss you have. What are your treatment options? What causes each type of hearing loss? In this article, we explain the difference between the two types, who is most affected, how hearing loss is generally diagnosed, and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) management.
How long has it been since you have upgraded your hearing aid? If it’s been awhile since you’ve updated, you may be surprised at the improvements in hearing technology. If you find yourself pursuing a hearing aid for the first time, we can help guide you through the different options on the market and help pick the one that is best for you!
Hearing loss affects approximately 20 percent of Americans -- more than 48 million people. Being hard of hearing means it’s not only harder to hear the things you want to hear -- it’s more difficult to separate out the things you don’t want to hear. Hearing loss occurs due to the death of hair cells in the ear that amplify sound. When these cells die, it makes it more difficult for people to hear in noisy environments and areas with a lot of background noise. Fortunately, advancements in hearing technology have made significant strides in recent years, making life easier than ever for the hard of hearing.
If you’re currently in the market for a hearing aid, you may find yourself tempted by some of the inexpensive models available on the Internet or advertisements in newspapers. Unfortunately, taking an online hearing test or buying an inexpensive device online is very unlikely to get you the hearing assistance you need and deserve and can be a waste of your finances as well. Hearing aids have become very technical and advanced. This guide will walk you through the steps of choosing, buying, and getting fitted for a hearing aid that will offer you the best possible results -- not just the lowest price.
It can sometimes be challenging to determine the exact cause of ear pressure. It could be from a sinus infection or an ear infection. But in some cases, ear pressure could also be caused by hearing loss.
It's important to diagnose the correct cause of the ear pressure, as the potential treatment options are vastly different.