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.