What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus (“TIN-a-tus” or “Tin-EYE-tus”) is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only the sufferer can hear it. Typically, sufferers describe the sound...

Hearing Aids: A Smart Solution

Today, more than ever, the best solution for many individuals with hearing loss is hearing aids. Like all high-tech devices, hearing aids have improved significantly over the past several years in terms of performance and appearance. This includes “invisible”...

Talking With a Family Member About Hearing Loss

It’s difficult to discuss hearing loss with family. How to help those you care about get the help they need. Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends. From frustration with having to repeat...

Your Brain and Hearing: Your Own Dynamic Duo

When you think of great partnerships, what comes to mind? Abbott and Costello? Sonny and Cher? Batman and Robin? How about your brain and hearing? While their functions are distinctly different, your hearing health depends on how well your brain and ears work...

Audiologist vs. Hearing Aid Dispenser

The difference between an audiologist and a hearing aid dispenser is often confusing. A hearing aid dispenser is an individual engaged in the fitting or selling of hearing aids to an individual with impaired hearing. A hearing aid dispenser is focused on the sale of a...