Are Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss Connected?

There are many diseases that report hearing loss as a symptom of the disease.  Multiple sclerosis is one of those disorders.  The Mayo Clinic defines multiple sclerosis as “a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the … Continued


Is There a Link Between High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss?

If you or someone you know suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), you should know that it could lead to more problems than you might realize. A recent study demonstrated a significant association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and hearing loss. High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss A total of 274 patients between the ages of 45 … Continued


Are There Different Levels of Hearing Loss?

Are there different degrees of hearing loss?  The easy answer is yes there are different degrees of hearing loss.  What is harder for most people to understand is the impact this has on exactly what someone does or doesn’t hear.  We hear this story (or some version of this story) quite often. “When I sit … Continued


The Different Types of Hearing Loss

  We get many questions from our patients.  “Are there different types of hearing loss?” is a question we get asked a lot.  We figure our patients can’t be the only ones asking if there are different types of hearing loss, so we thought we’d provide an answer.  The answer is yes, there are different … Continued


Did I Get My Hearing Loss From My Dad?

You remember your grandmother had trouble hearing.  Your dad needed hearing aids long before he got them.  And you know you’ve been saying, “What did you say.” more in the past year than ever before.  Is it possible you’ve inherited a hearing loss from someone in your family?  The answer is maybe. GENETIC VERSUS NON-GENETIC … Continued


Traveling With Hearing Aids

Over 36 million Americans are hearing impaired and a significant number of those people wear hearing aids.  We are heading into one of the busiest travel times of the year.  If you wear hearing aids here are some tips you may find to be useful if you are planning to travel. STAYING IN A HOTEL/MOTEL … Continued


6 Things You Should Know About Hearing Aids

Everyone has questions, especially when it’s about something you know you need, but don’t really understand.  So if you know you need hearing aids or if you know someone who needs hearing aids, here’s a list 6 things you may want to know about hearing aids. Hearing aids are programmable. They can “remember” different settings for each listening … Continued


Can a Hearing Loss Make Me Feel Tired?

You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go.  But by mid-day the thought of communicating with one more person leaves you feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. If this sounds like you or someone you know and you or they have untreated hearing loss, there is a very real possibility that a hearing loss is … Continued


Lyme Disease and Hearing Loss, is There a Connection?

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium (a germ) that is commonly transmitted by a bite from an infected deer tick. Although April through October is considered to be prime tick season; Lyme disease can be transmitted by a tick at any time of year. Symptoms Diagnosis of Lyme disease can be difficult … Continued


Hearing Loss is a Complication From Rubella (German Measles)

There are two different types of measles (rubella and rubeola).  Rubella also know as “German Measles” is generally a mild, three-day infection that has the potential to cause birth defects in babies born to mothers who are infected with it during pregnancy. Rubeola typically referred to as just “measles” is a more serious disease and … Continued