The Causes and Symptoms of Tinnitus

Roughly 50 million North Americans are affected by tinnitus – but what exactly causes it? Tinnitus is the perception of sound with no external source and is a symptom rather than a condition itself, so there are several possible causes. Common causes for tinnitus...

What To Expect In A Hearing Test

Noticing the symptoms of hearing loss and deciding how to approach treatment can be a daunting time full of countless questions. Everything from choosing who to consult and learning about treatment options can be unknown territory, and it helps to know what to expect....

How Do Hearing Aids Work?

Many people use hearing aids in their daily life, and most everyone has heard of them – but how do they work? The primary explanation is that hearing aids are tiny electronic devices that collect, amplify and send sound directly to the ear. Although there are several...

The Pros and Cons of Hearing Aids

No matter if you were born with or developed hearing difficulties, feeling as though you aren’t a part of society or the lives of your family and friends can be tough. But luckily, hearing aids are available to provide some help when it comes to understanding and...

What To Do About Hearing Loss

Being able to recognize the signs of hearing loss in yourself is difficult, and taking steps to address hearing loss can be even harder. Many people who experience hearing loss will put off getting a hearing assessment and treatment for 7 to 10 years, partially...

6 Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer part of the ear canal that can be caused by exposure to bacteria from swimming in polluted water, or by water becoming trapped in the ear, which causes the germs normally found there to multiply. People that swim in...