Your Tinnitus Questions, Answered
Tinnitus is that pesky ringing, buzzing, hissing, clicking, roaring, whistling or whooshing in your ears with no external sound source. Tinnitus may be soft or loud, low pitch or high pitch, in one or both ears, and range from a nuisance to debilitating. Approximately 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus. What Causes Tinnitus? It is…Read More
Protect Your Child from Headphone Misuse
Whether they’re listening to music, watching an educational video or checking in with their teacher during shelter-in-place orders, kids and teens are spending more time than ever with a set of headphones on. Without proper safety measures, this can result in hearing loss, communication problems, ear-ringing, fullness, sensitivity and pain. This is why it’s important…Read More
Do You Have Permanent or Temporary Hearing Loss?
There are a number of causes of hearing loss. Some produce temporary hearing loss, which means your hearing should return to normal once the initial problem is resolved, while causes like old age and exposure can lead to permanent hearing loss. Below is a breakdown of conditions that can lead to temporary hearing loss. Ear…Read More
What Is a Decibel?
Chances are you have heard the term decibel thrown around when talking about loud noises and hearing loss. But what does it really mean? Understanding how audiologists measure sounds can help you be more aware of your surroundings and protect your hearing health. The Intensity of Sound Energy that travels in waves in known as…Read More
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE STATE MANDATE. How Do You Stay Safe From Coronavirus (COVID-19)? What Is the Coronavirus? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that…Read More
WE ARE NOW BACK OPEN AS OF 5/1/2020! ACNW is asking our patients to call to schedule an appointment to reduce walk-ins and the amount of patients in our office. Also we will be continuing to practice social distancing measures and we encourage you to bring your own mask. As always, please do not come…Read More
Stop Ignoring Your Hearing Loss
Simply ignoring your problem and hoping it goes away on its own never works. This is especially true for those living with untreated hearing loss. While you may have been able to convince yourself that everything is fine, it turns out that hearing plays a large role in many issues that affect your quality of…Read More
How to Fix Your Tinnitus After a Concert
Standing next to a speaker at a concert may mean you have a great view of the band, but it is also a guarantee that you’ll wake up the next day with a ringing in the ear. This is known as tinnitus, which occurs when you damage the small hair cells within the inner ear….Read More
Why You’re Not Wearing Your Hearing Aids
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that only 20 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. The reason many people with hearing loss choose not to follow through on their audiologist-recommended treatment may surprise you. Lack of Confidence Hearing aids barely resemble the devices worn by your parents and…Read More
Do You Have Ménière’s Disease?
Vertigo is a common symptom in Portland. When accompanied by pressure in the ears, hearing loss that comes and goes and a ringing or other sound, you may be suffering from an inner ear disorder called Ménière’s disease. Symptoms of Ménière’s Disease A French doctor named Prosper Ménière identified his namesake disease in 1861. Because…Read More