Hearing Aids In The Workplace

Hearing Aids In The Workplace

Of the nearly 40 million individuals suffering from hearing loss, around 60 percent are either in the workforce or are students planning to start working soon. These are environments where individuals are expected to consistently make a favorable impression, and being able to hear well plays a vital role in their level of performance. Both workers and students with hearing impairments can encounter obstacles throughout the day that can make accomplishing tasks even more challenging and daunting. Today’s work environments … Continued

Tips For Protecting Your Hearing

Tips For Protecting Your Hearing

Our hearing organ is called the cochlea, and it is one part of the nervous system that does not regenerate or repair itself. This means that the normal or excessive wear on our hearing organs is cumulative over time. Any damage that has been done to the cochlea from listening to music too loudly or attending loud events without any ear protection — and even normal wear over time — is permanent. So to preserve our precious hearing, we should … Continued

Why All Adults Need a Hearing Test

Why All Adults Need a Hearing Test

When was your last hearing test? If you can’t remember or you’ve never had one, then it’s time to schedule one. You should think of a hearing test with the same importance as having your vision checked or going to the dentist. After all, our sense of hearing helps us connect with the world around us. It offers us the ability to socialize with one another, the pleasure of listening to music, and the security of detecting danger by hearing … Continued

Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus Management: For Those Tinnitus Sufferers Who Also Have Hearing Loss, the Use of Hearing Aids May Have a Two-Fold Benefit

As many as 1 in 5 individuals suffer from tinnitus (“tin-a-tis”). Tinnitus is defined as noise or ringing in your ears or head . Some people describe crickets while others experience a ringing, hissing, roaring, or whistling. Age is a common factor associated with the prevalence of tinnitus, as males report tinnitus more often than females. There is still much to be learned about tinnitus and its origin. While tinnitus is not usually a sign of a serious medical problem, … Continued

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Can Your Child Hear You?

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month – Can Your Child Hear You?

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month which is directed at raising awareness about the importance of newborn hearing screening and developmental milestones for children. No one knows your child better than you. If you ever have any concerns about your child’s hearing, speech or language development, please contact our office at 704.752.7575 to schedule a full audiological evaluation with one of our Doctors of Audiology. Hearing and Speech Milestones Children born in North Carolina are screened for hearing loss … Continued

The Facts About Wax: New Medical Guidelines Recommend Avoiding Ear Wax Removal

The Facts About Wax: New Medical Guidelines Recommend Avoiding Ear Wax Removal

Most people feel the need to remove ear wax or cerumen, which is the mixture of secretion, hair and dead skin. But new guidelines released by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation state that, as long as the ears are functioning properly, people should leave ear wax in its place. Highlights from the report include: Overall, ear wax is beneficial and self-cleaning. Each year, 12 million people in the United States seek medical care for impacted … Continued

Imbalance

Audiology Testing Crucial To Treating Imbalance or Dizziness

Balance is in part controlled by the vestibular system of the inner ear. The main organ for hearing, the cochlea, is also contained here. Because these organs are both housed within the temporal bone space and share fluids, there are many disorders of the vestibular system that will present with both hearing and balance symptoms. A comprehensive audiologic evaluation is obtained on every patient who is referred to Cornerstone Ear, Nose and Throat for issues with dizziness or vertigo. The … Continued

Digital Hearing Aids Are Effective For High Frequency Hearing Loss

High frequency hearing loss, which results in difficulty hearing in the presence of background noise, was not easily treatable in the past. Analog hearing aid technology amplifies the overall sound in an area, and doesn’t help a person differentiate speech from surrounding noise. With the progression of hearing aid technology from analog to digital, there are new solutions for high frequency hearing loss. Most major hearing aid manufacturers have a line of digital hearing aids specifically for high frequency sensorineural … Continued