What is tinnitus?

If you’ve ever attended a rock concert or loud sporting event, or worked with noisy equipment like a chainsaw, you might have experienced a ringing sound in your ears. No one else hears it and it sounds like it’s coming from inside your head. No, you’re not crazy, you’re experiencing tinnitus. Continue reading

CDC Study

A recent study, Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults, US, 2013, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examines vision loss, cognition, mobility, self-care and independent living. Hearing loss is the third major public health issue after diabetes and heart disease, yet this study fails to make any mention about hearing loss, or even explain why the study failed to examine the prevalence of hearing loss. Continue reading

If your hearing aid is weak or not working

First check the battery to make sure it’s inserted correctly and functioning properly. Next, check that the volume control is set to a level you can hear. Then, check the vents and receiver openings to make sure they’re not clogged with earwax or dirt, and that the tubing is connected properly. Finally, check to see if the micro-phone opening is clogged. Continue reading