March 8, 2016

Foods that boost your hearing health

In the fight to keep your body healthy and functioning properly, vitamins and minerals play an important role. Calcium builds strong bones and zinc is an important mineral for boosting the immune system. Some minerals, like the ones listed below, are also critical elements in protecting our hearing health. 1. Potassium: Potassium regulates the fluid in your inner ear which […]
August 8, 2017

Alcohol May Impact Hearing

Drank too much? How alcohol impacts your hearing Nausea, vision impairment and hangovers are common symptoms of excessive alcohol consumption, but alcohol can affect hearing in ways that we may not immediately realize, though we should definitely be aware of them. Here are four ways alcohol can affect your hearing. Alcohol damages the brain Hearing health is closely linked to […]
January 2, 2018

Is Hearing Loss a Sign of Dementia?

Some Baby Boomers may address their hearing with a series of simple questions: Can I hear my children when they call me on the phone? Yes. Can I hear the television? Check. Are my ears causing me discomfort (i.e. ringing, pain)? Nope. And that’s an adequate “test” for some Americans aged 60 and older. No harm. No foul. No formal assessment from a team […]
April 5, 2018

Hearing Loss as Attack on Diplomats: Update from Cuba

Los Angeles Times: New report still can’t explain illnesses of U.S. diplomats based in Cuba The saga continues of the mysterious hearing loss symptoms for some two dozen diplomats who had been stationed in Cuba. Was it an acoustic attack that caused hearing loss in these individuals during their deployment to Havana? Brain injuries reported without head trauma Symptoms include […]
May 8, 2018

Feeling Clumsy? Hearing Loss and Falls

The New York Times reports that hearing loss may make you accident prone Think you are klutzy? It might be related to your hearing, or so says the New York Times. Citing a study in JAMA Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, the Times says that people with hearing loss are more likely to have accidents. Read the full article
June 12, 2018

Research Links Stroke to Sudden Hearing Loss

The onset of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) can be a frightening experience. Since it is unpredictable and develops rapidly, it is especially alarming. Most incidents of SSNHL develop within three days and are usually unilateral – affecting only one ear. Individuals may wake up to discover hearing loss, or they may notice it occurring over the course of several […]