Image of man sneezing into a tissue.

When allergy season starts, it’s time to amp up your hearing aid care routine. Allergens like pollen, pet dander and mold can accumulate in your ears and on your devices.

Image of veterans saluting flag.The brave men and women who served our country are at a higher risk for developing hearing loss and tinnitus than the civilian population.

 

Those conditions affect how our veterans interact with the world around them and negatively impact their ability to communicate and socialize.

audiologist performing hearing test on senior maleAbout 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, but about 15 million of them avoid seeking treatment. The often-imperceptible progression of hearing loss causes may people to seek hearing treatment too late.

Hearing aid in earYou’ve likely heard or read something about hearing loss that isn’t true. Dispelling misconceptions helps raise awareness about the everyday effects of hearing loss. Let’s take a look at some popular hearing loss falsehoods and the truths behind them.

Audiologist examining patient earWe hear sounds at different pitches in each ear, but they’re usually able to work together to send a single signal to our brains. But some people experience a disconcerting sensation in which their ears don’t seem to align with each other. Diplacusis is a form of hearing loss that causes you to hear a noise as two different sounds.