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Jagadish Swamy

Custom Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection

Hearing protection is not always one-size-fits-all! Although there are many good options for ready-to-wear hearing protection, sometimes something made to fit your ears is the best choice for you. This might be because you have narrow or different shaped canals or maybe just for improved comfort. Whatever your reason, we are here to help. At … Continued


Does Your Loved One Have Hearing Loss?

General

Living with a hearing loss can be a difficult and emotional process. It might take months or even years to realize that it is time to do something to help yourself. What might be just as difficult, however, is living with a loved one who has untreated hearing loss. What are some signs that your … Continued


Does Ringing in my Ears Make my Hearing Worse?

Tinnitus Treatment

Ringing, buzzing, chirping, squealing These are some of the many ways that people describe the “sounds” that their tinnitus makes. Tinnitus (pronounced ten-ih-tus or ten-eye-tus) is the perception of noise when there is no true sound present. It can be anywhere from a minor annoyance to a debilitating condition. One of the major concerns people … Continued


Diabetes and its Link to Hearing Loss

General

“Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with Type 2 diabetes (which accounts for 95% of all diabetes cases in the U.S.) compared to those who do not have the disease.” Research shows that there is a relationship between diabetes and hearing loss. Multiple studies have been done to assess the link between … Continued


Toxicants affecting your hearing

Ear Health

Ototoxicants are chemicals that can damage the cochlea or inner ear, resulting in hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and/or loss of balance. You can be exposed to ototoxicants by skin absorption, inhalation, or ingestion. Some examples of such substances are: Solvents, such as toluene, styrene, ethylbenzene Metals, such as lead, mercury, germanium Asphyxiants, such as carbon … Continued


Hearing Loss and Increased Risk of Falling

General

There are a lot of ways we can work to prevent falls. A few common ways include: Regularly exercising Getting your vision checked Monitoring medications that might cause dizziness But did you know that untreated hearing loss can also contribute to increased fall risk? Data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination showed that … Continued


Masks and Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid

Coronavirus has made big changes in many of our lives, including the introduction of a new accessory: the mask. While this is helpful to prevent the spread of the virus, it can also introduce a new problem for those of us in the hearing aid community. When taking the mask on and off, your behind-the-ear … Continued


Hearing Loss and Sleep

Ear Health

Hearing not only occurs with the ears but also with the brain. Therefore, it is no surprise that hearing loss can impact a lot of aspects of our mental and physical health and vice versa. Recent studies have suggested that there is a relationship between our hearing and quality of sleep! What role does sleep … Continued


Common sounds that could damage your hearing

Hearing Protection

You know a leaf blower can do a number on your hearing or a loud rock concert can make your ears ring for days. But there are all sorts of surprising everyday items that can have an impact on your hearing, and you don’t want to wait until you’re collecting Social Security to take action—Millenials … Continued


Communicating with your doctor during a pandemic

General

Seeking medical care during a pandemic can be stressful, whether you have hearing loss or not. But for those with hearing loss, the difficulties are even further magnified as all hospital staff are required to wear masks when interacting with patients. Additionally, family members who normally help facilitate communication between you and your doctor may … Continued


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