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Can Earwax Affect Your Hearing?

Young Girl Wondering if Earwax Can Affect Her Hearing

 

Earwax can affect your hearing by creating a blockage that prevents sound waves from entering your ear canal and being processed in your brain. The good news is that earwax (or cerumen) is entirely normal, and there are simple measures you can take to prevent it from impacting your hearing. In the following, we will discuss why we need earwax, how earwax can affect your hearing, and how to prevent earwax related hearing loss.

How are Depression and Hearing Loss Connected?

Man with Depression and Hearing Loss

 

Depression and hearing loss are connected because of the effects that hearing loss can have on one’s ability to enjoy life. If this sounds familiar to you, your untreated hearing loss may be causing you to experience depression. The good news is that, while hearing loss can cause depression, many cases of hearing loss are treatable.

Where Can I Buy Hearing Aid Tubes?

Hand Holding a BTE Hearing Aid with Tube and Dome

 

You can buy most hearing aid tubes from your favorite name-brand hearing aid manufacturers online. But when should you replace your hearing aids tubes? Ideally, you should replace your hearing aid tubes at least once every three months. There are several signs to look for that reveal it’s time to purchase hearing aid tube replacements, as well as several reasons to consider purchasing tubes online rather than from your local provider.  

Understanding the Types of Hearing Loss: Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Woman with Sensorineural Hearing Loss

 

If you or your loved one was recently diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be interested in gaining a deeper understanding about your specific hearing loss type. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common, affecting roughly 9 out of 10 people with hearing loss. Given the prevalence of this hearing loss type, it’s valuable to understand what it is, what causes it, and what treatments are available.

Can Hearing Aids Help with Unilateral Hearing Loss?

Woman Whispering into the Ear of Her Daughter Who Has Unilateral Hearing Loss

 

With hearing loss in both ears, it’s often recommended that a person wear two hearing aids instead of just one. However, this becomes more debatable when a person only has hearing loss in one ear, or unilateral hearing loss. In cases where a person experiences significant to profound hearing loss in one ear, it is often referred to as single-sided deafness. Continue reading to learn more about this hearing loss type, what causes it, and how hearing aids might be able to help.

4 Tips for Better Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids on the Job

Woman Who is Adjusting to Hearing Aids with Her Two Coworkers

 

Many are surprised to learn that when your hearing aids arrive, you won’t immediately start hearing better. In fact, most hearing aid wearers experience a 3 to 5 week adjustmentAlthough this adjustment period will eventually lead to improved hearing, it can be a challenge in the workplace. To make adjusting to your hearing aids just a little less difficult, here are 5 tips.

3 Tips for Visiting the Doctor If You Have Hearing Loss

Hand of Doctor Taking Notes about Hearing Loss

 

As we get older, regular visits to the doctor are even more crucial to keeping our health in check. At the same time, however, we are also more likely to acquire age-related hearing loss. When you have hearing loss, you may struggle to even hear the questions your doctor asks or what medications he prescribes. To make those trips to the doctor easier, try following these 3 tips.

What Can You Do about Cookie Bite Hearing Loss?

Young Woman with Cookie Bite Hearing Loss Looking Out a Window

 

You can address cookie bite hearing loss with the help of hearing aids. Before purchasing hearing aids, however, it’s valuable to understand how this hearing loss affects your hearing. A more unusual form of sensorineural hearing loss, cookie bite hearing loss impacts one’s ability to hear mid-range frequencies rather than high-frequencies. If you have been struggling to hear and suspect you are suffering from cookie bite hearing loss, continue reading for more information on what this hearing loss is and what treatments are available.

How to Handle Group Conversations with Hearing Loss

Two Older Men Having a Conversation Over Coffee

 

Whether you have age-related hearing loss, or any hearing loss type for that matter, group conversations are likely something you try to avoid. Between the multiple voices chiming in at once, to missing so much information that nothing seems to make sense, group conversations often become more unpleasant than enjoyable. The good news is that there are coping strategies available to make those frustrating situations a little bit easier. For your convenience, here are 10 tips for better handling group conversations when you have hearing loss.  

Early Onset Dementia and Hearing Loss

Young Man and Young Woman at Risk for Early Onset Dementia

 

Can hearing loss increase the chances of a middle-aged person acquiring a memory-related disease? This question had gone unanswered until Dr. Yune S. Lee from Ohio State University chose to explore it. In 2018, Dr. Lee sought to determine if hearing loss in middle-aged adults is a risk factor for dementia. If dementia runs in your family, you may be interested to know how you can prevent it. Continue reading to learn more about early onset dementia and its connection to hearing loss.