Three parts comprise the ear: the outer, middle and inner ear. All three parts play an important part in hearing. Sound waves travel through your outer ear into your middle ear. When the sound waves reach the middle ear, they cause your eardrum to vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through tiny bones called ossicles, located in your middle ear. The
Mention ‘ear cleaning;’ does your hand twitch toward a cotton swab? Well it shouldn’t because mentioning cotton swabs to an audiologist is enough to make them shudder. So how should you clean your ears? To answer, here are the dos and don’ts of ear cleaning. Don’t use cotton swabs However tempting it might be to delve into the ear canal
Health is a personal matter, even more so when you have issues hearing. Suffering from hearing loss can make you feel vulnerable and knock your confidence. You need to consult a hearing healthcare professional who is knowledgeable, patient, and empathetic. But how do you find such a paragon? A good start is to look for a qualified audiologist . These
Single sided deafness (SSD), or significant hearing loss in one ear, affects 60,000 people each year in the United States alone What is Single Sided Deafness? Single Sided Deafness (SSD) involves significant damage to hearing in one ear. People with SSD can have trouble understanding speech because they can’t separate background noise from the noise they want to hear and
Practice. Practice. Practice. It sounds like a joke, but it is true. The way we train hearing aids to recognize the thousands of sound situations you hear every day – and respond appropriately to them – is to expose them to those situations. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it. That is where Widex engineer Jesper
Hearing loss can affect your work, family, friendships, and love life – and these relationships could suffer if you try to hide or ignore that you have a hearing loss. Hearing aids go a long way to help people with hearing loss to better communicate. But even with the most advanced digital hearing aids, there can be situations where it
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The benefits of hearing aids in a person’s ability to communicate, their overall socialization, their mood, and their cognitive ability (ability to think and reason) are well known and proven in multiple large studies. But a March 2015 study in the peer reviewed journal Laryngoscope has shown another unexpected benefit: improved balance. While the hearing and balance systems are very
On November 9, 2012 United Health care announced a new program that provides hearing aids to their members. While at first this may seem like a great benefit to the consumer, further investigation reveals many flaws. Consumers are free to choose where they do business, however it is our goal to educate the consumer before they make a bad choice.
Over the past few years, many health insurance companies have added some sort of hearing aid benefit to their policies. Let’s take a moment and ask the right questions to evaluate the options that are available. Is it a benefit or discount is the first question you may ask? Some policies actually pay towards your hearing aid purchase and some