What Happens in Your Ear during Hearing Loss

Published: September 9, 2015
What Happens in Your Ear During Hearing Loss
We rely on our sense of hearing every day.  But what is that sense? Hearing happens when sound passes through our outer and middle ears to reach the inner ear. The ear drum and cochlea, located in the middle and inner ear, help us to pick up sound, which is then transformed into meaningful signals for our brains to read.... Read More

Medications that Can Cause Hearing Loss

Published: August 31, 2015
Medications That Can Cause Hearing Loss
When you think of hearing loss, you may only associate its progression with old age or occupational hazards. While those are contributing factors, are you aware that certain medications can also cause hearing loss? Certain medications are considered ototoxic, which means your ear has been exposed to drugs and chemicals that can damage your inner ear. The damage to your... Read More

Hearing Aids: Learning How to Adjust

Published: March 31, 2015
Hearing Aids - Learning How to Adjust
You have just made the crucial decision to get a hearing aid. Now you ask the question: what’s next? Do you just follow the instructions you received with your hearing aid and expect everything to feel ‘normal’? The truth is it may take a few weeks before you are fully comfortable with your new device. Everyone adapts differently to their... Read More

Jobs That Can Cause Hearing Loss

Published: November 2, 2014
Jobs That Can Cause Hearing Loss
When you are on the job, you are exposing yourself to all kinds of noises. If you work a desk job, you can be bombarded with noises such as co-worker chatter, music and endless ringing from the telephone. However, those noises may not be enough to cause you permanent hearing loss. If you are working a job where there is... Read More

Hearing Again: Top 5 Videos of People Hearing for the First Time

Published: October 28, 2014
Hearing Again Top 5 Videos Of People Hearing for the First Time
Hearing for the first time can be a beautiful thing. If you have been on social media as of late, you may have a seen many videos like this, where someone gets their long awaited gift of hearing. When someone with a hearing disability enters this whole new world, it is an emotional experience. Many go from anxious, tearful shock,... Read More

Deaf Culture in OKC: Services and Groups for the Hearing Impaired

Published: July 31, 2014
Deaf Culture in OKC
The sound of silence can be deafening, whether you were born with significant hearing loss or developed it over your lifetime.  Even if hearing aids provide some relief, they can be difficult—especially if you aren’t ready to accept your hearing loss just yet. While we aren’t miracle workers that can restore you to perfect hearing, we can provide you with... Read More

Ear Wax Removal: To Clean or Not to Clean

Published: July 29, 2014
Ear Wax Removal
This just in: your best efforts at hygiene could actually be harming your health. Although you may be dismissing your muffled hearing as nothing more than old age or too much loud music, you could actually be inflicting the damage on yourself. In an informative post you never thought you would need, we’ve compiled all the details on earwax: Earwax—ew,... Read More

Ear Safety in the Summer: Concerts, Fireworks, and Swimming–oh my!

Published: June 30, 2014
Ear Safety In the Summer
Although you may be taking a vacation this summer, your hearing certainly isn’t. While you’re enjoying the fireworks this weekend and swimming in the pool, your ears are actually working overtime to keep you safe. Here’s how you can give them a hand without ruining your summer plans: Sensitive Ears Your ears are pretty sensitive—anything over 85 decibels (the sound... Read More

Breakthrough in Restoring Hearing Loss

Published: May 21, 2014
Breakthrough In Restoring Hearing Loss
Despite what your significant other may think, you don’t enjoy asking “what?” or “speak up!” every time they ask you to do the dishes: we get it. Hearing loss is damaging to more than just your ears—it affects all aspects of your life. Although hearing aids are an option for some, they aren’t always the most attractive option. Fortunately, we... Read More

What’s That? Hearing Loss Linked to Obesity

Published: May 15, 2014
Hearing Loss and Obesity
A lot of factors can contribute to hearing loss: age, close contact with loud noises, genetics. But there’s another culprit that is just starting to make headlines: obesity. Prone to teenagers and women, being overweight is now affecting more than just your heart and health: The Statistics A study published in the American Journal of Medicine found that obesity is... Read More