Vertigo Condition or Symptom?

By Dr. Alexis Heffner Have you ever experienced vertigo? While many believe that vertigo is a condition, it is actually a symptom. It can be described as the sensation that you are moving or spinning or the world around you is moving or spinning. Some people experience vertigo very mildly, while others experience more intense… Continue reading Vertigo Condition or Symptom?

New Hearing Aid Manufacturers Offer Devices Online—Here’s What You Need to Know

Deaf senior citizen man wearing modern digital high technology hearing aid in ear.

If you had been diagnosed with hearing loss 20 years ago, you would have had only one choice: purchase hearing aids through your audiologist or hearing aid professional. That has simply been the way things are done for many, many years—but change is on the horizon. In fact, in many ways, change is already here… Continue reading New Hearing Aid Manufacturers Offer Devices Online—Here’s What You Need to Know

Here’s Why You Need an In-Person Hearing Test (Even Though You May Be Able to Buy Hearing Aids Online)

Senior man getting a hearing test at a doctors office, audiometer hearing test

Odds are good that you’re familiar with online shopping. Nowadays, even hearing aids are available for purchase online! That’s right—companies like Bose and Walgreens began offering online purchase for hearing aids (in certain states) this year. So, if you can purchase your hearing aids online, then you no longer need to go to your hearing… Continue reading Here’s Why You Need an In-Person Hearing Test (Even Though You May Be Able to Buy Hearing Aids Online)

Considering Traveling by Plane This Summer? Here is Some Information About Air Travel and Ear Pain (and what you can do to avoid it).

Many of us didn’t travel much in 2020, especially by airplane. It can be exciting to think about flying to a new destination (or an old favorite) again soon, but air travel isn’t all sunshine and flowers. For one thing, you never know how long the security line will be at the airport. Then there’s… Continue reading Considering Traveling by Plane This Summer? Here is Some Information About Air Travel and Ear Pain (and what you can do to avoid it).

1 in 20 People Has Disabling Hearing Loss. Are You One of Them?

Imagine you decide to throw a party and you invite 20 of your closest friends and family members. Statistically speaking, it is likely that when those 20 people are in the room, at least one of them has disabling hearing loss. That is what the World Health Organization (WHO) found in a recent study: more… Continue reading 1 in 20 People Has Disabling Hearing Loss. Are You One of Them?

Hearing Loss and Cognition

by Dr. A. Heffner Have you ever heard someone say, “you hear with your brain, not your ears?”.  Adults with hearing loss experience significantly faster decline in cognitive abilities than those with normal hearing. Research has also found that older people with hearing difficulty are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. There are… Continue reading Hearing Loss and Cognition

New Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 and Symptoms of Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, and Vertigo

Now that we have been dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic for over a year now, you have probably learned that symptoms of COVID can vary from person to person. Some people experience difficulty breathing, while others only suffer from a loss of taste or smell. Some people experience nausea or vomiting, while others have… Continue reading New Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 and Symptoms of Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, and Vertigo

Do You Have a Stubborn Loved One? Here’s How to Help Them Wear Hearing Aids.

It probably is not news to you that some people can be very stubborn and set in their ways. This can be especially true of older people who do not want to wear hearing aids—and may not even want to acknowledge that they are experiencing hearing loss. If you have a loved one who needs… Continue reading Do You Have a Stubborn Loved One? Here’s How to Help Them Wear Hearing Aids.