What To Know About Tinnitus

“Hey Doc, what’s that ringing in my ears?” This is a question we hear all the time. Ringing in the ears is called tinnitus (pronounced “tin-eye-tis” or “tin-it-tis”) and it is often a symptom of an underlying condition, such as hearing loss. It is a subjective internal sound that others around you cannot hear. Tinnitus

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COVID-19 Update

A lot has happen in the world over the past few months. Our Juneau office has reopened and we are resuming some of our travel clinics, but are proceeding with caution. The health & safety of our patients, our staff & the communities that we serve are of the utmost importance to us. We've updated

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COVID-19

Our office is aware of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and we are taking all proper precautions that we can. We are very aware that a large portion of our patients fall into the “high risk” category for this virus, this is something we take very seriously. In addition to seeing patients at our Juneau

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Can Smoking Damage Your Hearing?

Most people know that cigarette smoking carries a myriad of health risks. But did you know that cigarette smoke can also damage your hearing? If you’re a smoker – or live with someone who smokes – chances are your hearing is at risk. Smoking affects your hearing health in a variety of ways: Cigarettes contain

By |2019-10-28T10:35:03-08:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Can Smoking Damage Your Hearing?

May is Better Hearing Month

  Can you believe it's already May? Where has the year gone? Better Hearing Month has been celebrated across America each May since 1927. It aims to raise awareness about hearing loss and treatments and promotes high quality hearing health. Treating hearing loss can dramatically improve life quality not only for persons with hearing difficulties,

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Untreated Hearing Loss & Family Gatherings

Holiday family gatherings are a time when it can become evident that someone has trouble hearing. A family member with untreated haring loss may feel forced to choose between not understanding conversations or not participating in celebrations at all. Family members may notice typical signs of hearing loss such as: Needing the television volume loud.

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Audiologist or Hearing Aid Dealer?

Audiology is the study of hearing, and Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals with expertise to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss. Audiologist hold a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree and must pass rigorous testing and meet strict national clinical competency requirements. They are also qualified to prescribe, fit, and dispense hearing aids. In

By |2019-10-28T10:42:59-08:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Audiology, Hearing Healthcare Provider, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Audiologist or Hearing Aid Dealer?

Hear, Hear! Prevention is Still the Best Cure!

Following these H.E.A.R. strategies will help prevent hearing damage due to loud noise exposure: Hold Yourself Accountable: It's all about education and action. Like most preventative health measures, you are in the best position to ensure that you practice behaviors that support healthy hearing for yourself and your family. Evaluate Your Surroundings: If you are

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Accepting Your Hearing Loss

Even though hearing loss is the 3rd most common health issue for Americans, some people initially delay seeking a solution because they still reject the notion that they have a hearing deficit. Their negative psychological reactions upon receiving a formal diagnosis may include: Denial. If your hearing has declined gradually, you may have trouble believing

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