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What is causing the ringing in my ears?
Posted by Elbin Hearing Care Centers, Inc. on February 09, 2018
If you have ringing or hissing or buzzing in your ears, you have what medical experts refer to as “tinnitus." Experts have tried to pinpoint an exact physiological cause of tinnitus, but the mystery remains unsolved. Exposure to loud noise, head injuries, medication, and even earwax are thought to trigger the onset or worsen existing tinnitus. The sad fact...
Tired more than usual? It may be hearing loss.
Posted by Elbin Hearing Care Centers, Inc. on February 01, 2018
Do you find yourself low on energy, exhausted after a day of busy interactions, whether at a social or work setting? Hearing loss may be to blame! Hearing loss and fatigue may seem unrelated, but in reality, they are much more connected than you realize. Fatigue is defined as “extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion.”...
What is the best way to clean my ears?
Posted by Elbin Hearing Care Centers, Inc. on January 18, 2018
Believe it or not, this is one of the most frequently asked questions and it's important to remember why we have earwax. Cerumen, often referred to as earwax, is produced by the ear for several different reasons. It collects dirt, debris and bacteria, preventing unwanted foreign bodies from entering the ear. Earwax also has lubrication properties to keep the ears...
How to make TV watching more enjoyable with hearing aids
Posted by Elbin Hearing Care Centers, Inc. on December 28, 2017
When meeting with your hearing healthcare provider, you were probably given a questionnaire asking about situations where hearing is challenging. If TV was on that list, your provider may have discussed some solutions to help make TV listening easier and more enjoyable. Like many people, you might have decided to ‘just start’ with the hearing aids,...
Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss
Posted by Elbin Hearing Care Centers, Inc. on December 07, 2017
When you have hearing loss, understanding speech in a conversation can be difficult, especially if there is noise in the background. Communicating in a large group is even harder with multiple speakers, a mix of high- and low-frequency voices, and maybe one or three conversations happening simultaneously. But conversation is a two-way street, and when you have...
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