This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Better Hearing

This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Better Hearing

Father’s Day should be a day to celebrate with loved ones. But for many, it is a day when unaddressed hearing loss can cause feelings of isolation and depression. Many people with hearing loss do not recognize that a problem exists. Unfortunately, convincing someone...
Is Exercise Good for Your Hearing?

Is Exercise Good for Your Hearing?

We all know that exercising is good for our bodies. But we tend to think of our bodies in the context of what is good for our muscular health, cardiovascular health and general well being. Three recent studies have demonstrated a link between reduced physical activity...
Spring, Summer, Noise and Hearing Loss

Spring, Summer, Noise and Hearing Loss

Coming soon, warmer weather. Time to head outside and enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer, BBQ’s, summer concerts, boating, baseball games and so much more. While we hope you enjoy these activities, we also want you to keep in mind that many of these...
5 Surprising Things Treating Hearing Loss Says About You

5 Surprising Things Treating Hearing Loss Says About You

Are you ignoring a hearing problem because you’re afraid it might say the wrong thing about you? Research by Better Hearing may prove just the opposite. Founded in 1973, Better Hearing conducts research and engages in hearing health education to help people with...
Why Do My Ears Pop When I Fly?

Why Do My Ears Pop When I Fly?

Anyone who has ever flown in a plane has probably experienced the discomfort of fullness in your ears. This feeling is often followed by the sudden urge to “pop” your ears, sometimes the “popping” occurs spontaneously, and sometimes it requires some assistance. But...
Can You Prevent Hearing Loss?

Can You Prevent Hearing Loss?

More than 36 million Americans have hearing loss (some estimates place the number as high as 43 million).  More than half of those individuals are under the age of 65. One of the leading causes of hearing loss is exposure to excessive amounts of noise.  When you don’t...
Can Covid-19 Affect the Inner Ear?

Can Covid-19 Affect the Inner Ear?

New research suggests that the inner ear is susceptible to infection with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. Covid-19 patients have reported symptoms affecting their ears. These symptoms include complaints about hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and balance...
Hearing Loss After a Stroke

Hearing Loss After a Stroke

You or someone you know has had a stroke. And unfortunately you or they are struggling to understand what is being said. It is possible that the stroke has caused hearing loss. What is a stroke? Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This...
Is There a Link Between Covid and Tinnitus?

Is There a Link Between Covid and Tinnitus?

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears. Roughly 10 percent of the...