If you suffer from ringing in your ears, or tinnitus, keeping stress levels down and inducing relaxation may help you cope better with your tinnitus, promote better sleep, improve your concentration ability, and reduce anxiety and tension.
According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), tinnitus affects approximately 50 million Americans to some degree, usually as a sound that only you can hear. People often describe their tinnitus as buzzing, ringing, white noise, crickets chirping and/or a roaring sound. Although these descriptions are typical, each individual’s experience can be different, and is an important clue that you need to pay attention to your hearing.
Tinnitus, a persistent and annoying ringing sensation in the ears, is one of the most common, yet frustrating audiological conditions many patients face. In fact, according to the American Tinnitus Association, as many as 2 to 3 million people cannot function “normally” on a day-to-day basis due to their tinnitus.
Did you know you can take your hearing to the next level using recent advancements in hearing aid technology and by adding assistive listening devices and accessories? Here are three recent innovations that can improve your performance with hearing aids, and enhance your listening experience.
Digital technology and the microchip have made it possible to include more options in hearing aids than ever before. But what are the features you should look for if you’re in the market for hearing aids?
Digital technology continues to advance, making microprocessors smaller and more powerful than ever, including those used in the latest hearing aids from Widex, called BEYOND.
Digital technology and the microchip have made it possible to pack more power and features into the latest hearing aids. But is more better for you?
If you had a tooth with a painful cavity, you wouldn’t try to fill it yourself; you’d go to a dentist. Likewise, if your leg was broken, you wouldn’t try to set the fracture yourself. You’d go to a hospital emergency room where you’d expect to see an orthopedic surgeon or an emergency room physician skilled in setting fractures.
So who should you see if you think you have a hearing loss? An audiologist is a degreed professional who specializes in the diagnosis and non-medical treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders.
Hearing loss is often described as an “invisible” health problem. Because hearing loss usually happens gradually, many people don’t realize what they’re missing. And even more importantly, researchers have discovered significant links between hearing loss and other serious health issues, including cognition, dementia, depression, falling, and overall physical and mental health.
The holidays are over and the company has gone home. But did your interactions at family gatherings leave you wondering if you might have hearing loss? If so, you aren’t alone. The holidays and social gatherings are often when many people notice the first signs of hearing loss.