Your Balance and Your Hearing

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For Jon, the four-mile trek through the Woodland Trail in Shelby Forest was always the perfect way to welcome the weekend. But one hike last fall felt different. As trail runners passed him, he felt disoriented. He hadn't heard them coming,…

How Loved Ones Can Help Youth Facing Hearing Loss

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Madison's family first started noticing behavioral changes right around her 14th birthday. Always a high achiever, she had recently begun to struggle in school. She acted like it was unimportant when asked and got frustrated if her mother pushed…

Is Your Ear a Window Into Your Heart?

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At the age of 60, Michael had always considered himself to have perfect hearing. The family often joked that he could hear a whisper from the other room. So, you can imagine his shock when he developed a sudden hearing loss last month. When…

Is an Ear Blockage Causing Your Hearing Loss?

A 30-year-musician in the U.K. recently walked into her doctor's office. Over the past seven days, she had begun to have trouble hearing in one ear. She was experiencing what she believed to be tinnitus, which many people experience as ringing,…

Treating Hearing Loss Could Improve Your Memory

I walk into a room and forget why I came in there. I sometimes misplace my keys. I've forgotten a friend's birthday and felt very bad about it. Like most people, I, too, struggle with glitchy memory from time to time. It's these moments that…

Did You Know These Celebrities Wear Hearing Aids?

Halle Berry got her start in the late '80s as a regular on "Living Dolls" and a guest spot on "Amen." She went on to star in many successful movies, including the X-men franchise.  In 2004, Halle revealed that she had lost hearing in her…

Ears Ringing or Buzzing? All About Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

What is this ringing in my ears? Carl had been hearing the sound for weeks. It got even louder when he turned the TV off.  His wife, Sonja, insisted she couldn't hear it. She suggested some home remedies that her mother used to cope with…

Stress and Your Hearing – What You Need to Know During the Pandemic

I know I'm not alone in saying these have been a stressful several weeks. Like you, I've needed to make sacrifices to keep my family, my patients and staff, and myself safe. Social distancing. Limiting trips. Extra precautions at the grocery…

Child Hearing Loss Red Flags Every Parent Should Know

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Little Ava was three when she developed a double ear infection so bad that her dad had to take her to the emergency room. What the single dad of two girls didn't know at the time was that the infection would destroy Ava's ability to hear. As…

Promote Healthy Hearing Through Interventional Audiology

Want to keep your hearing for a lifetime? This story shows you how. Find out how preventative audiology is slowing hearing loss.