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Today’s children are busier than ever and are constantly surrounded by distractions. Communicating with children can be challenging, more so when the child has a hearing loss. As a caregiver, there are times that can be very frustrating when you can’t get your child’s attention or difficulties having your child understand you. There are things you can do to help make communicating with your hearing impaired child easier.
The warm summer months always includes a lot of time in the pool, especially for kids. The constant presence of water in the ear canal can lead to something painful...swimmer's ear! It can also lead to temporary hearing loss, which is something you might not be aware of but it happens more often than most people realize.
Sufferers of chronic tinnitus will do almost anything for some relief. While there is no scientific proof that certain foods can make your tinnitus worse, some tinnitus sufferers will testify that their tinnitus is always worse after they eat specific foods.
Any time you get something new that you use, such as running shoes, eyeglasses, or hearing aids, it takes time to “break them in” and get comfortable using them. Even if you have used hearing aids previously, it can still take some time to get used to your new hearing aids.
In August 2017, a law was passed that allows FDA-regulated hearing aids to be sold over the counter instead of by a trained hearing healthcare professional. It’s estimated that Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids will not be available to consumers for a couple years; however, it’s important to talk about the topic now, as it can have a big impact on how society views treatment for hearing loss in the United States.
As we revealed in What Your Ears Reveal About Your Health – Part 1, your ears can reveal a lot about your overall health. If you are experiencing new symptoms, it is important to discuss it with your physician and find out if it could expose anything else that you might not know about. It is always important to take the time to listen to what our body is telling us. In the second article of this two-part series, we discuss five more symptoms to be aware of.
Exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body and mind. However, a noisy gym combined with loud music can damage your hearing and lead to hearing loss or tinnitus. In this article, we explore how exercise can cause hearing loss or tinnitus.
Hearing loss can happen to anyone and at any age. Surprisingly, only 35 percent of people with hearing loss are over the age of 64. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, it’s important to talk to your doctor and having your hearing checked.
Your ears can reveal a lot about your overall health. It is important to pay attention to other signs that your body might be trying to tell you. In the first article of this two-part series, we review the first five symptoms to pay attention.
Hearing loss affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It is an assumption that it can only affect people that are constantly surrounded by noise, but even in quiet offices many people silently suffer from hearing loss. Many people hide their hearing loss from their coworkers, which can lead to uncomfortable situations if you can’t understand what someone is saying to you.
When a young child wears hearing aids, how do you know that they are hearing everything they should be in the classroom and socially? Children, more than adults, often get distracted and don’t pay attention when someone is talking to them or the group they are a part of.
High-frequency hearing loss is a condition where people have difficulty hearing sounds in the 2,000 to 8,000 Hertz (Hz) range. People who have this type of hearing loss have a hard time hearing the consonants s, h, or f. They may also have problems understanding female and children’s voices as well as birds or a high-pitched beep of the microwave or washing machine. People may not understand why they can hear certain sounds more than others.
May is better hearing and speech month (BHSM) so that we can raise awareness about hearing and speech problems nationwide. Here at Sound Hearing Care we are dedicated to providing Upstate patients with life-altering treatment for their hearing issues.
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I’m very happy that my wife and I met Jenn. At last someone in the hearing field that is caring and you can trust. Jenn has a very down home way that makes you feel very comfortable. I’m sure you will feel the same!