The Low-Down on Meniere’s Disease

Female suffering with Meniere's disease

  You spin me right ’round, baby Right ’round, like a record, baby Right ’round, ’round, ’round You spin me right ’round, baby Right ’round, like a record, baby Right ’round, ’round, ’round   If these lyrics by artist Dead or Alive feel like they apply to you in sudden

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What Causes Tinnitus?

Woman suffering with tinnitus

Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a noise in your ears despite no real sound being present in the environment. It can be experienced differently by different people. Some hear it as a ringing while others may describe a noise more like buzzing, chirping, roaring, hissing, clicking, or whistling. The

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How COVID-19 Affects Hearing and Balance

Woman wearing a mask during COVID

By now, you’re probably familiar with the range of symptoms induced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a disease we call COVID-19. Most commonly, people with COVID-19 have reported symptoms such as fever, a dry cough, headache, shortness of breath, and diarrhea. Other frequently reported symptoms include chills, fatigue, body aches, sore

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Hearing Aid

Patient asking a hearing aid specialist questions about hearing and hearing aids

Do you feel that your hearing seems a little muffled? Are those around you complaining that the TV volume is turned up way too loud? Whatever the signs, if you’re beginning to suspect that you may have some degree of hearing loss, the thought of looking into hearing aids may

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The Sound of Sleep

certain noises or music can lead to a good nights sleep

What does a good night’s sleep sound like to you? Perhaps it sounds like complete and utter silence, or maybe you like to fall asleep to the timbres of a familiar lullaby. Some people enjoy dozing off to the sound of pattering rain, while others can’t sleep unless the noise

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Phantom Orchestras and Musical Hallucinations

Woman on computer with musical hallucinations

  Do you have a tune stuck in your head? While it’s common to have a little lingering earworm after listening to a particularly catchy song, if you can actually hear a tune that no one else can, you may be experiencing a musical hallucination. Before you begin doubting your

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Can Music Relieve Pain?

Smiling woman using headphones to listen to music

  Ears are useful things, aren’t they? They’re involved in participating in conversations, warning us of approaching dangers, and as little ledges on which to rest the arms of our eyeglasses. They can also play a part in relieving the pain and anxiety associated with medical procedures. And no, we’re

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Six Tips on How to Care for Your Hearing Aids

How to care for your hearing aids

  Looking after your hearing aid properly can help to optimize its function and prolong its life. Considering that hearing aids can’t be replaced at the convenience store for $2, they are a significant investment that will require daily care. Hearing aids spend a lot of time in an environment

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