How You Hear

Hearing begins when soundwaves enter the outer ear (the visible portion of the ear located on the outside of the head) and are channeled down the auditory canal, a tube-like passageway lined with tiny hairs and small glands that produce ear wax. At the end of the auditory canal lies the middle ea....

8 Odd Details You Might Want to Learn About Earwax

Man cleaning earwax from his ears by pulling tissues out of ear There are probably more than a few things you don’t know about earwax. After all, it’s kind of weird, right? Like what’s the purpose of that strange tacky substance and how it is made? Consider eight ever so interesting facts a....

5 Reasons Why Living with Tinnitus Can Be Challenging

You hear plenty of talk nowadays about the challenge of living with chronic ailments like high blood pressure or diabetes, but what about tinnitus? It’s a chronic illness that has a strong emotional component because it affects so many aspects of someone’s life. Tinnitus presents as ghost nois....

Tinnitus Might be Decreased With These Seven Savory Goodies

Along with splashing in the water, and holidays, the summertime brings plenty of good food. There are certain foods that go to the top of the list when summertime comes. If you suffer from tinnitus, you might discover that some of these tasty treats can provide relief. How well you hear, and not wha....

Does Moist Weather Harm Your Hearing Aids?

There are many factors which can affect the electrical circuitry of your hearing aids. In fact, you could call moisture kryptonite for hearing aids. Taking that into consideration, humidity is a huge problem. Irreversible damage is done by invisible moisture. It’s essential to educate yourself ....

Some Medications That Commonly Cause Hearing Loss

It’s normal to look at the side effects of a medication when you start taking it. Can you expect to feel Nauseous or to have a dry mouth? What may not occur to you is that certain medications have a more severe side effect – they can potentially cause loss of hearing. Medical professionals call ....

Hearing Loss Can be Caused by Many Health Conditions

Studies indicate that you are twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss if you have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you are somebody that associates hearing loss with getting old or noise trauma, this might surprise you. Almost 500,000 of the1.9 million people diagnose....

Caution: The Common Cold Can Injure Your Ears

A report by The American Lung Association states that the typical adult gets up to four colds every year. That’s a lot even if most colds are minor viral infections. Whether the virus attacks the respiratory system, throat, or sinuses, it can cause ear congestion, and ultimately, an ear infection.....

Two Hearing Aids or One?

For most people both ears don’t normally have the same exact degree of hearing loss. One ear is commonly a little bit worse than the other, triggering many to ask the question: Do I actually need two hearing aids, or can I just deal with the ear with more substantial loss of hearing? In many si....