OSHA Hearing Conservation Programs

OSHA Hearing Conservation Programs are designed to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) is a federal agency, under the Department of Labor.  Also involved with research-related guidelines for hearing conservation is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). … Continued

Hearing Loss & Essential Oils

When it comes to hearing loss, we have many options for treatment in today’s modern world. Some will swear by the essential oils on the market and claim there is a natural cure for any ailment. Essential oils, as they relate to the treatment of hearing loss, may be helpful but in an extremely limited number … Continued

Athletes and Hearing Aids

Kids and adults who wear hearing aids can enjoy their favorite sport, whether it’s a casual and laid back game of golf on a Sunday morning or a very competitive soccer tournament. The following are some quick and easy tips to keep you playing without worry. Find the right style for you. There are many … Continued

Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

Bone Conduction Hearing Aids There are three categories of hearing loss. (1) Sensorineural Hearing Loss occurs in the cochlea, the hearing organ, and/or the inner auditory system. (2) Conductive hearing loss is due to conditions in the outer ear, eardrum, and/or ossicular chain. (3) Mixed hearing loss is a sensorineural hearing loss combined with a … Continued

Hearing Loss in Veterans

Unfortunately, hearing loss in veterans is an all too common occurrence. As a professional hearing instrument specialist, it is a topic near and dear to my heart. Many of our veterans (far too large of a number) are not getting the care they need and deserve after serving our country! Hearing instrument specialists have the … Continued

Children with Hearing Loss

Often parental concerns about a child’s hearing surface while they are in school. Many parents don’t know what signs to look for in their child’s early years. There are many developmental milestones that children achieve as they grow. The biggest indicators of children with hearing loss are the speech milestones. Some of these milestones are … Continued

In-Ear Hearing Aids

The presentation of hearing loss and an individual’s ear anatomy is as unique as their fingerprints. It’s this uniqueness that makes in-ear hearing aids a wonderful option for some people. In-ear hearing aids are custom-made devices. Once a hearing loss is found and it is determined that amplification would be beneficial, an audiologist or a … Continued

Drugs That Cause Hearing Loss

There are many drugs that cause hearing loss out there, and they are deemed Ototoxic. They damage the cilia (small hairs) in the cochlea. Most of these drugs that cause hearing loss are antibiotics; for the sake of simplicity they end in the suffix mycin (examples: Streptomycin, Neomycin, Erythromycin). We must also include the older … Continued

Hearing Loss Due to Gunfire

In many ways the current generation is more fortunate than those of days gone by. We first learned about hearing loss due to gunfire from the soldiers who participated in the world wars. Believe it or not, Veterans Affairs – at that time – was most significant in helping with the problem. Today we at … Continued

Bluetooth Technology and Hearing Aids

Imagine your phone rings and rather than picking it up, you push a button, and you’re hearing the other person through your hearing aids. Through the use of Bluetooth wireless technology, it’s possible. Bluetooth technology is popping up everywhere and hearing aids are no exception. Hearing aids, like smart phones, improve in technology every year. … Continued