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Is Conductive Hearing Loss Reversible?
At a high level, hearing loss can be categorized as either conductive or sensorineural. Today, we're going to discuss the former—namely, how it can be treated and reversed. Because although there are many types of permanent hearing impairment, conductive hearing loss generally isn't one of them.
To understand why you must first understand a bit about what conductive hearing loss is and how it works.
What is Conductive Hearing Loss?
How Your Hearing Aid Can Help With Your Tinnitus Symptoms
It happens whenever there isn't enough background noise.
Maybe it's a dull roar, like you're standing inside a wind tunnel. Maybe it's a high-pitched ringing sound, obnoxious enough that you can hardly focus. Or maybe it's a clicking, buzzing, or whooshing sound.
Cochlear Implants: What They Are, How They Work, Who Needs Them
Hearing aids maybe some of the most common hearing assistance devices, but they are far from the only option. In certain cases, a specialist may recommend a cochlear implant. These complex, surgically-implanted medical devices differ from hearing aids in a number of crucial ways, starting with how they function.
How Does a Cochlear Implant Work?
Arguably the best way to explain the functionality of
The Surprising Connection Between Headaches and Tinnitus
No one enjoys dealing with tinnitus. It is, after all, a profoundly unpleasant condition. No matter where you are and no matter what you're doing, if there's even momentary silence, the ringing starts.
Though it's by no means life threatening, the constant clicking, buzzing, whistling, or whooshing sound can seriously do a number on your mental health. The good news
Types of White Noise and Other Sound Colors
You may have noticed that sometimes you hear a noise in a dream only to wake up and find that the noise is real. Even as you sleep, your body continues to register noises around you.
While constant awareness is an excellent survival mechanism, it can be detrimental to your health if you routinely sleep in a noisy environment. Sound can affect your sleep and your
What is Telehealth and How it Differs From Other Types of Virtual Medical Appointments
As COVID-19 continues to spread, more people are turning to online solutions, particularly for medical appointments.
One of the most rapidly growing healthcare services at the moment is telehealth, which is expected to top 1 billion visits by the end of 2020.
Everything You Need to Know About Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
If you’ve been fighting a hearing loss disorder that hasn’t responded to standard treatment, you might be fighting something more sinister.
Out of 28 million Americans that experience hearing loss, about 1 percent of them suffer from a hearing dis
What's the Difference Between Loudness and Volume?
You’ve probably used the terms volume and loudness interchangeably, though they have very different meanings for those with a hearing impairment.
You may notice that sounds that hurt your ears to listen to are comfortable for those with hearing loss. Similarly, you may not be able to hear sounds that someone else can hear. This is where the difference between loudness and volume comes into play.
Loudness vs. Volume
Loudness is the noise level perceived by an individual, w
What are Hearing Aid Domes and What are the Different Types?
While different styles of hearing aids are only about the size of your palm, each device consists of numerous small parts that work together to help you hear better.
If you choose a Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) or Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE), you'll probably use a hearing aid dome. Choosing the r
Hearing Amplifiers vs. Hearing Aids: What You Should Know?
Disclaimer: If you are experiencing hearing loss, we strongly recommend visiting a hearing health professional. OTC hearing aids and hearing amplifiers are not a replacement for medical advice, and sudden, unexplained hearing impairment should be considered a medical emergency.
There's a good chance you know someone who would benefit from a hearing assistance device. If you don't, it might just be yourself. Unfortunately, there's no shortage of o