How Head Injuries Can Affect Your Hearing and Balance

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Have you ever had a head injury? You may know that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause symptoms like memory loss, confusion, and headaches. However, a head injury can affect your hearing and balance as well. How does a traumatic brain injury affect your hearing and balance? The force of a traumatic brain injury… Continue reading How Head Injuries Can Affect Your Hearing and Balance

Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor During Your Annual Physical

Are you due for your annual physical appointment? Visiting your primary care doctor on an annual basis is good practice to ensure that you receive any screenings you need, to bring your doctor up to date on any changes in your health over the last year, to discuss any needed updates to your treatment, and… Continue reading Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor During Your Annual Physical

6 Reasons to See a Hearing Professional If You Are Considering Buying Over-the-Counter Hearing Devices

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For a few years now, we have all been told that over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are right around the corner. In July 2021, President Biden signed an executive order allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. While the goal of making hearing devices more accessible is a great one, OTC hearing devices are… Continue reading 6 Reasons to See a Hearing Professional If You Are Considering Buying Over-the-Counter Hearing Devices

8 Insights Into How Your Family Feels About Your Hearing Loss

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If you have hearing loss, you may feel like your family members don’t understand your hearing challenges. You may feel that they never will understand your challenges unless they experience the same challenges for themselves. However, there is more to the story. While you certainly face challenges due to hearing loss, so do your partner… Continue reading 8 Insights Into How Your Family Feels About Your Hearing Loss

New Study Shows Association Between Migraines, Hearing Loss, and Tinnitus

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Do you struggle with migraines? Do you have ringing in your ears? If so, you are not alone. A new study has found an association between migraines, hearing loss, and tinnitus. First, let’s briefly review each of these conditions. A migraine is a type of headache that can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing… Continue reading New Study Shows Association Between Migraines, Hearing Loss, and Tinnitus

How Your Brain Can Understand One Voice in a Crowded Room

It’s a situation we have all been in many times before: a crowded, noisy room where we are trying to listen to just one person talking. Perhaps you have experienced this at a family party, or maybe you find yourself in this situation fairly frequently at a busy restaurant. Whatever the specific situation may be,… Continue reading How Your Brain Can Understand One Voice in a Crowded Room

New Medicare Hearing Benefits Added to the Build Back Better Bill and Passed by the House of Representatives

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Good news! In November 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Build Back Better Bill (H.R. 5376) that includes several hearing-related provisions. If enacted, this bill would add coverage of treatment services offered by audiologists for the first time in Medicare’s history. This marks a great stride in offering hearing… Continue reading New Medicare Hearing Benefits Added to the Build Back Better Bill and Passed by the House of Representatives

Should Hearing Tests Be Mandatory?

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Do you know how often you should be getting your hearing tested, particularly once you are over the age of 55? A February 2020 study of 2,000 UK adults found that those over the age of 55 believed they should have their hearing checked every three years, yet the average amount of time since they… Continue reading Should Hearing Tests Be Mandatory?