Monthly Archives: August 2019

Bad Habits That Harm Your Hearing

Your hearing health is important for you to pay attention to. While you may not realize it, there are some bad habits that are causing you to need hearing aids. Knowing what they are and breaking them will help you tremendously. Smoking or Vaping Research has shown that nicotine will restrict the blood flow to your ears. This has the potential to damage the delicate cells in your ears. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of doing a lot of damage to your ears is. Unfortunately, this isn’t only true for your own hearing, but your smoking can also damage the hearing of your loved ones. According to research, adolescents who’ve been exposed to second-hand smoke are about two times more likely to have low-frequency hearing loss than those who weren’t exposed to cigarette smoke at all. Read More +

Tips For Becoming More Comfortable With Your New Hearing Aids

It takes some time to get used to wearing new hearing aids, especially if you haven’t ever worn them before. Not only do you need to learn how they work, but your brain is being reintroduced to stimuli and sounds it’s forgotten about. Sometimes, even your own voice will sound funny to you. As you’re dealing with these things, here are some tips that you can use to make your life easier. Only Wear Them at Home at First By having one-on-one conversations with people who know that you’re adapting to new hearing aids you’ll be more comfortable. You’ll also be committed to working towards wearing them in more challenging environments. If you don’t have anyone around to help you with this, read something out loud or talk to your pet – these things will also help. From there you Read More +

Delay the Onset of Alzheimer’s by Exercising

We all know that exercise helps with things like weight loss, giving us a boost of energy, and even relieving our stress. However, what many people didn’t know until recently is that it can also help ward off Alzheimer’s Disease. This is good news considering how this tragic illness can rob a person and their family of years of happiness as it slowly destroys the mind and personality of the one who’s been afflicted by it. While there isn’t a cure for this disease yet, medication is available to help treat its symptoms and delay its progression, but they only work when the disease is caught early enough. What Research is Finding A recent study was conducted in which it was discovered that moderate exercise can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Exercise was shown to help slow memory Read More +

Getting Water Out Of Your Ears

It’s fun to play in the water, especially throughout the summer months. However, this fun can sometimes leave you with water that’s trapped in your ears. You’ll know when this happens because your ear canal will feel full and as if there’s water jostling around inside of it. Sometimes all you have to do to relieve this feeling is to tilt your head to the side. Unfortunately, when this doesn’t work you may develop otitis externa (an ear infection a.k.a. swimmer’s ear). Why Swimmer’s ear Occurs There are many reasons why water may get trapped in your ear. You may naturally have a narrow ear canal or something inside your ear canal (e.g. wax) is making it narrow. When you spend a lot of time in the water your risk of developing swimmer’s ear grows bigger. However, even people who Read More +