a smirking woman with brown hair

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

People often take their hearing for granted. It’s all too easy to go through life without thinking about this essential sense, with many people being happy to ignore their ears until they start to notice problems with their hearing. Though, it always makes sense to look after your hearing, and the comorbidities that are associated […]

a woman experiencing slight ear discomfort

What Lifestyle Factors Influence Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is described as being a ringing or noise in the ears that isn’t caused by any nearby sounds. It’s a common problem that can affect some 15-20% of people and it’s often a symptom of an underlying condition. It might be an ear injury or perhaps simply to do with age.  Although it can […]

a man cutting wood while wearing proper ear protection products

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Your hearing is very valuable, and when it gets damaged there are few options as to what you can do to fix it. For any type of hearing loss or damage, it’s permanent and so you want to try and avoid all the opportunities where you could be putting your hearing in harm’s way. There’s […]

an audiologist showing her patient new in the canal hearing aids

4 Tips for Selecting a Hearing Aid

Hearing aids are a helpful device that can give you clearer sound if you’re someone that has some sort of hearing damage, whether it be mild or severe. There are options for hearing aids available thanks to the incredible engineer and technology progress that has been made over the years. With that in mind, here […]

a display of different hearing aid styles

Why aren’t Hearing Aids Covered by Insurance?

The condition known commonly as hearing loss is now in the top three largest international health issues, with an estimated 360 million people affected. Hearing loss doesn’t always mean that you will experience near or total deafness, as misunderstanding conversations, having to listen to music on full volume and asking those around you to repeat […]

a brown-haired woman touching a hand to her ear

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Hearing loss is an issue that is often far more common than a lot of people realize. It’s something that impacts millions of people all over the world with somewhere in the region of 15% of all adults experiencing hearing loss to one degree or another. Hearing loss can be something that has a direct […]

a hearing instrument specialist testing her patient's hearing

4 Reasons to Visit a Hearing Instrument Specialist

Hearing difficulties can impact many people all over the world. There is an assumption that it only really impacts older people but that’s simply not the case. Hearing difficulties can end up becoming a part of anyone’s life regardless of age, gender or personal circumstance.  Of course, this isn’t to say that there is nothing […]

a hearing professional is swapping out old hearing aid batteries

How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Typically Last?

When you are looking into hearing aids, it’s important to understand what you’re going to be using and how it works. You know that hearing aids have batteries, but do you know how long they last? Or, in fact, what sort of battery you need to use? While your hearing instrument specialist (HIS) can advise […]

a happy family eating dinner and laughing

How to Support Hearing-Impaired Loved-Ones?

Losing your hearing can have quite an impact on your life. Most people take their hearing for granted and underestimate how much we put our ears through during our day-to-day lives. Hearing loss can happen at any age, and being able to support a loved one, family member or friend through hearing loss will help […]

a woman holding a sea shell on the sea shore

What Is the Best Way to Manage Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is something that many people find challenging to manage. For some people, it is ever-present as ringing, buzzing, clicking or hissing in the ear. For others, it comes and goes. It is the perception of sound when there is no external noise. Tinnitus is not a disease or an illness in itself, but a […]