Hearing Health Blog

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What Causes Sharp Throat and Ear Pain?

If you suddenly start experiencing sharp throat and ear pain, it can be extremely worrying. You will want to get to the bottom of what is causing it as soon as possible so that you can treat it and get on with your life quickly and painlessly.  One of the most common reasons for sharp […]

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What are Some Common Diseases of the Ear?

Our ears are sensitive organs and throughout our lifetime they will be subject to some pretty minor and severe situations which can affect your hearing and play a part in how well you can hear what goes on in the world around you. From day-to-day noises including listening to music and TV to being put […]

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How is Tinnitus Treated?

Tinnitus is a condition that causes the person to hear sounds that have no external cause. If you have tinnitus, you might hear ringing, whistling, whooshing, crackling, popping or various other sounds. While the exact cause of tinnitus isn’t known, it’s possible that it occurs when your brain is trying to process sound that it’s […]

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3 Ways Tinnitus Impacts Quality of Life

If you have had the sensation of hearing a ringing in your ear but can’t seem to find a ringing phone, you are likely experiencing a characteristic of tinnitus. Tinnitus can be characterized as hearing a sound with no external source. For some, this sound can be a ringing, whistling, hissing or humming. The person […]

Does CPAP Equipment Really Help with Sleep Apnea?

Does CPAP Equipment Really Help with Sleep Apnea?

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is one of the major treatment methods for patients diagnosed with sleep apnea. A CPAP machine sends in humidified air through your nasal cavity, creating air pressure to keep your throat open while sleeping. Many people with sleep apnea who use CPAP have reported better sleep patterns and improved quality […]

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How Often Should You Replace Your Hearing Aids?

One of the most common questions asked during a first appointment at the audiologist is, how often should you replace your hearing aids? Though there isn’t really a straightforward answer to this question, audiologists generally recommend hearing aid replacement between every three and five years. There are various reasons that determine whether you should go […]