Loud sounds are uncomfortable for everyone. But do you ever experience extreme discomfort or pain over everyday sounds like your neighbor’s dog barking, a dish breaking or a car door slamming in the The Lloyd Center parking lot? If so, you may have a condition known as hyperacusis. What Is Hyperacusis? Hyperacusis is defined as…Read More
New Study Links COVID-19 with Hearing Loss & Tinnitus
We have learned a lot about this novel virus over the past year, but there’s still so much to find out. According to new research out of the University of Manchester and NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), hearing loss and tinnitus have been linked with COVID-19. Study Results The researchers reviewed literature from 28…Read More
Five Ways to Protect Your Hearing
There are many causes of hearing loss, most of which are outside your control. But one, known as noise-induced hearing loss, is preventable. Below is a breakdown of what causes this type of hearing loss and five things you can do to protect your hearing health. Understand Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Sounds are measured in decibels…Read More
The Role Genetics Play in Hearing Loss
There are many possible factors that can contribute to hearing loss, including both genetic and environmental ones. Genes carry instructions for our cells, telling them how to grow and how to function. Many genes work together to help us hear, but they don’t always do so in an expected manner. When this happens, it is…Read More
How Hearing Aids Improve Speech & Memory
Untreated hearing loss is linked to a number of emotional problems and health conditions, including social withdrawal, feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety and cognitive decline. Unfortunately, only one in five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Recent research shows that wearing hearing aids has benefits not just for hearing, but also…Read More
How Bad Is Untreated Hearing Loss for Your Brain?
There is no point beating around the bush – untreated hearing loss is bad for your brain. Understanding the consequences of inaction will hopefully convince you or provide you with the tools needed to persuade a loved one that enough is enough; it is time to get the help they need for their hearing loss….Read More
Can Hearing Aids Improve Your Quality of Life?
Hearing loss is a widespread condition, affecting more than 48 million Americans. Even though it is the third most common physical condition for Americans, only about 20 percent seek treatment. But hearing aids can do a lot more than simply improve your ability to hear; they can increase your quality of life through the following…Read More
October is Audiology Awareness Month
Hearing loss can be a confusing experience that leaves you feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. October is Audiology Awareness Month, which means now is a great time to learn about life changes that can help make for a better tomorrow. Audiologists, including the experts at Audiology Center Northwest, can help identify hearing problems and recommend…Read More
What Is High-Frequency Hearing Loss?
Not being able to hear high-pitched sounds such as the voices of women and children is one of the most common types of hearing loss. Known as high-frequency hearing loss, this type of loss is usually experienced by adults with age-related hearing loss or from those who were exposed to excessive loud noises. Understanding this…Read More
Tips for Wearing a Facemask with Hearing Aids
In July, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared face coverings a “critical tool” in stopping the spread of COVID-19. While a medical necessity to help contain the surge, face coverings present a unique set of problems for those with hearing loss. Below are five tips on how you can stay safe during the…Read More