Entries by daniel

Allergies Can Wreak Havoc

With the change of season — even though COVID can make it seem like it’s been March forever — another allergy season upon us. Although the physical response to these annual transition periods is usually marked by respiratory issues, allergies can also adversely affect your hearing. An allergic reaction is basically your body’s immune system […]

The Ins and Out of Ear Infections

There are three types of ear infections that can wreak havoc not only with hearing but also with balance and overall health. Though more common in children, they can also happen to adults —often with harsher symptoms that indicate serious underlying conditions. Types of ear infections are broken down to correlate with the structure of […]

Hearing Aids Weren’t Always So Easy

Today, hearing aids are the embodiment of Moore’s Law. That was a predictive observation made in the 1960s that the number of transistors a microchip could contain would double every couple of years, which would lead to generation after generation of smaller yet more powerful computers. This is why, as far as computer processing goes, […]

Six Ways Hearing Can Be Lost

Hearing loss can happen for any number of reasons, though some things are far more likely to cause it than others. Here are the top six triggers for diminished hearing. Just Getting Older If you’re lucky and wait long enough, it’ll probably happen to you. The inner ear is a marvel, with lots of tiny […]

Tinnitus: Here Today, Maybe Here Tomorrow

If it becomes persistent, tinnitus can truly become one of life’s not so little annoyances. There are some strategies for dealing with it—but no known permanent cure. It’s a perplexing syndrome that isn’t fully understood and, unfortunately, not as rare as one would hope. It is generally understood to be the manifestation of underlying damage […]

Once Again, Oticon Is a Winner

For the fourth year running, Oticon has been honored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CTA) at its annual trade show for bringing some of the most innovative products to market. Two Oticon brands won CES 2020 Innovation Awards. One was in the Health & Wellness category, where the Oticon Xceed — a hearing aid for […]

The Advantages of Bluetooth Technology

The full integration of Bluetooth tech into the routine functions of hearing aids has brought a wealth of new possibilities. Due to the incorporation of higher computer functions into what used to be basically simple amplifiers, hearing aids are now yet another aspect of the Internet of Things (IoT). The interconnectivity that Bluetooth provides — […]

Managing Thanksgiving With Hearing Loss

Handling hearing issues, even with state-of-the-art hearing aids, can be an everyday challenge. On special days — like Thanksgiving — it can be even more of a trial. Now, if the tradition for the big meal in your family is a descent into political trench warfare, maybe you’ll just want to turn your hearing aid […]

The Current State of Treating Hearing Loss

The science of gauging and treating hearing loss and auditory disorders is far advanced. Today’s technology — and decades of medical progress — now provide a wealth of options for anyone with hearing issues. Ways to provide rehabilitation include hearing aids, cochlear implants, and therapeutic approaches. Methods employed will depend to some extent on the […]

Preventive Maintenance for Summer Ears

Summertime brings its own rituals, pastimes, and challenges. As far as your hearing health goes, there are a few things to be particularly aware of during the hottest days of the year. The most common one has to do with water. Diving into swimming pools or natural bodies of water increases the likelihood of fungal […]