Hearing is not truly a function of your ears. It is instead, a function of your brain. There is a distinction between good hearing and good listening. Because of the relationship between your brain and hearing, it is important to train your brain in active listening rather than just hear the world around you. Effective Communication Listening skills are essential
If you suffer from hearing loss, you may find yourself surprisingly low on energy. No matter how many cups of coffee you drink or hours of sleep you get, do you still feel tired? If you can’t figure out why you feel so fatigued, consider your hearing loss as a likely cause. Hearing Loss and Fatigue Go Hand-in-Hand Do you
Hearing aids have been a source of great help for those with hearing difficulties. They help to amplify the sounds of the world and facilitate the auditory processes. But, hearing in a noisy environment can still be difficult, even with these great devices. The following tips for hearing in a noisy environment may help you ease your communication difficulties. Should
Getting used to wearing hearing aids can be hard enough without the added cosmetic factor. Some people feel self conscious that others will be able to see that they are hearing impaired. Thankfully, because of modern technology and design, there are several “invisible” hearing aid options. Invisible hearing aids is a broad term used to describe a few types of
Your hearing aids are an investment; one that you should take good care of. Hearing aids can be expensive, and even with insurance for your hearing aids, they can be quite pricey to replace. In order to keep your hearing aids in good shape for a long time, you need to take very good care of them. This includes proper
As an audiologist, I often meet people who want to wait to do something about that pesky hearing loss. They often think that they can “get by” until it gets “really bad”. So what are the effects of “getting by”? Can you wait until it gets worse? A study by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) documented the effects of
Playing a musical instrument—whether it’s in your school band, orchestra, or professional job can put you at risk for permanent hearing loss and tinnitus [pronounced tin-NYE-tus or TIN-ni-tus], also known as ringing in the ears. Almost any instrument can harm your hearing, if played loud enough over a long period of time. Don’t let the size or kind of instrument
Have you ever wondered what happens to sound once it enters your ear? To explain the intricate process of hearing, sound must first be identified. Sound is vibrations in the air; these vibrations pass through the outer ear to the eardrum (also called the tympanic membrane) causing it to vibrate. These vibrations pass through the ossicular chain to the cochlea.