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The Dangers of Cotton Swabs

Your San Diego audiologist would be the first to tell you not to put something in your ear. And of course you would agree with them! I bet you even still agree with them when you are using a cotton swab to clean out your ear after a shower. Unfortunately, cotton swabs are in fact […]

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Why Socialization is Good for Your Hearing

We previously published an article about the role socializing plays in your ability to hear. One study suggested that more social interactions increase your capacity to understand social sounds. It also showed that these sounds can physically modify the ear to increase sensitivity, though the precise location of this change is unknown. This research has […]

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Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects an estimated 48 million people in San Diego and throughout the country. There are many different causes, which translates to different types of hearing loss. An understanding of the cause and type of hearing loss is essential in developing a successful treatment plan. Types of Hearing Loss There are three main types […]

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High-Frequency Hearing Loss

One of the most common types of hearing loss is high-frequency hearing loss. People in San Diego and around the country with this condition have trouble hearing sounds in the 2,000 to 8,000 Hz range. This typically prevents individuals from hearing s, h or f sounds as well as women and children. Other sounds these […]

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Hearing Loss Facts for Summer

Do you know how to protect your ears from hearing loss all winter long? There are plenty of festive activities throughout the summer months, some of which may increase your risk for noise-induced hearing loss if. Many San Diego residents remain unaware of the potential problems caused by noise from Padres games and other high-volume […]

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How to Diagnose Tinnitus

Wow, that fly sure is annoying. If you are one of the almost 50 million people in San Diego and throughout the country that has just realized there is in fact no bee, you are probably suffering from tinnitus. So, How do you diagnose tinnitus? What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a […]

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Hearing Loss’ Connection to Mental Health

Have you ever sat by yourself in a quiet room for days or weeks on end? Hopefully not. Unfortunately, this is how many individuals with untreated hearing loss in San Diego live their everyday lives. There are 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss but only one in five of them actually seeks treatment. These […]

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Hearing Aid Attachments

The Right Attachments for Your Hearing Aids You bought the best hearing aids in San Diego, your hearing is as good as it can get now, right? Wrong! There are many additional features, called hearing aid accessories that can be added to your device to elevate your hearing even more. Think of them like attachments […]

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Why Do You Hear a Ringing in Your Ear?

Have you ever thought you heard a fax coming in only to realize that you have not owned a personal fax machine for at least two decades? Hearing a low buzzing, hissing, ringing in the ear, roaring or clicking is a sign you may be suffering from tinnitus. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the sensation […]

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How to Troubleshoot Your Hearing Aids

Troubleshooting Hearing Aids We are all busy people. Who has the time to drive back and forth to their San Diego audiologist’s office whenever the slightest thing goes wrong with their hearing aid? Before you sit in San Diego traffic, try the following techniques for a quick fix. If there is no sound: Make sure […]

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The Why and How of Hearing Aid Maintenance

There is no getting around it, hearing aids are expensive. Like any pricey purchase, you want them to last as long as possible. Do you have the oil in your car changed regularly? Do you keep your house clean? Do you wash your favorite shirt right after you dribble wine on it? Of course you […]

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Can Light Therapy Be Used to Treat Tinnitus?

Who doesn’t love hearing sounds that are not really there? Not. Annoying. At. All. Ever considered using light therapy for your tinnitus treatment? Patients in San Diego with tinnitus report hearing a number of different sounds, such as a ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking or hissing, and these sounds may range in pitch from low to […]

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Can Young People Also Suffer from Hearing Loss?

Hearing Loss in Children San Diego kids these days seem indestructible. They jump off monkey bars, flip on trampolines and even dive in the shallow end of the pool. But one thing does seem to catch up to them – hearing loss. Children of all ages in San Diego and around the country can experience […]

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New Wireless Hearing Aid Technology

Remember back in the day when you only had a corded home telephone? And that was all! You connected with your friends and family while sitting 4 inches from the wall in your kitchen.  Times sure have changed. Not only do fewer and fewer people even have a home phone, but we are overloaded with […]

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The Sweet Sounds of Tinnitus!

After anxiously waiting in the online queue for what felt like hours, you finally snagged those tickets to the hottest show coming to San Diego. We will call him “Truce Ringsteen”. Once you are done celebrating, it is time to figure out how to prepare for the concert of your life. Concerts are one of […]

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Children, Headphones & Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Children in San Diego and throughout the country are at an ever growing risk of developing hearing loss. The number of Americans with hearing loss has actually doubled within the past 30 years. This steep increase can be partially attributed to the use of personal music players. San Diego audiologists explain that the danger of […]

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How Hearing Aids Can Help Date Night

January is a weird month; you’re tired from all the holiday travels and still in a food coma from all the cookies. If you feel like taking it easy but still want to get out of the house the best place to go is the movies. The theater has everything those in San Diego want: […]

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The Big Hearing Aid Misconception

Are you part of the 80 percent of the 48 million individuals in San Diego and around the country who suffer from hearing loss but don’t use hearing aids? If so, separating hearing aid facts from fiction may help convince you that you have nothing to fear by taking the plunge toward better hearing. Myth: […]

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How Socialization is Good for Your Hearing

There are many mysteries left to discover about our auditory system. Key among these mysteries is its capacity to adapt over time, which generally occurs as a response to our environment. As sounds enter our outer ear, pass through the cochlear and are transmitted to our brain, they have the power to influence our auditory […]

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Exercise May Help Your Hearing

The benefits of exercise are widespread and well-documented. Regular physical fitness can positively impact your mental, emotional and physical well-being. Commonly referenced benefits of exercise include improved mood, reduced risk of chronic illness and a longer life. Recently, a new addition to the long list of exercise-related benefits has been discovered at the University of […]

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Improved Test for Hearing Aid Fittings

Hearing loss is often referred to as a “silent disease.” Both the invisible nature and gradual progression of the condition can make it hard to identify, but one of the early indicators in difficulty hearing high-frequency sounds. Because individuals with high-frequency hearing loss are often able to hear low- to mid-frequency sounds normally, this impairment […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Hearing Aid Repair

Hearing aids consist of many small, technologically advanced parts. As a result, the occasional malfunction is commonplace. Should your hearing aid need servicing, take the following do’s and don’ts into consideration. The Don’ts of Hearing Aid Repair : Don’t Do It Yourself (DIY) Hearing aids may appear to be a straightforward piece of technology; however, […]

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The Hidden Hearing Loss Effect

Each day we all experience sound in the environment.  Many of these sounds are low intensity, satisfying, and others are the mundane sounds of life, such as television, radio, household appliances, cars running, traffic, etc.  Most of these sounds are at very safe levels and do not cause any danger to hearing. We also know however, […]

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How Hearing Aids Will Help Your Career

The average US citizen is staying in the workforce longer than in previous generations. One consequence of this trend has been an increase of hearing impaired employees. Due to social stigma, a high percentage of people avoid seeking immediate treatment for their condition, choosing instead to cope with their hearing loss privately. However, the use […]

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Listen Up, Seniors! Don’t Forget to Get Your Hearing Checked

Hearing loss is the third most common health condition in the United States. Hearing loss is often overlooked due to the invisible nature of the condition; however, it affects as many as 48 million Americans. The stigma of hearing loss often prevents individuals from seeking treatment for a hearing impairment, but early intervention is one […]

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6 Ways to Stop Those Annoying Tinnitus Sounds

The only thing more annoying than the ringing in your ears is being unable to make it stop. Tinnitus is a term that describes the persistent presences of phantom sounds, which can manifest in many forms including ringing, buzzing or whooshing. There is still no proven cure for tinnitus; however, there are many ways individuals […]

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The Gift of Sound: The Benefits of Wearing Hearing Aids

The old adage of “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” rings especially true in reference to your hearing. Many individuals fail to appreciate the many benefits hearing provides. Once you lose your hearing, you lose more than the ability to hear well; you also lose your capacity to communicate and connect with […]

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Mapping Hearing Loss Solutions

Google.org, the charitable arm of the world’s largest search engine, is supporting  World Wide Hearing (WWH) to find a solution to what the World Health Organization (WHO) has described as one of the largest disabilities on the planet. Hearing loss. It affects one-third of people over the age of 65 and more than 1 billion young people are at risk for impaired […]

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Hearing Loss in Children

October is a time for celebration—not just in the costumes-and-candy way, but also in the empowerment through education way! For those who might not know, October is Audiology Awareness month, and as hearing health professionals, we welcome the opportunity to encourage awareness and education about America’s third most common health problem: hearing loss. Hearing loss […]

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Insects May Shape the Future of Hearing Aids

The scientific community has dedicated years to researching the human ear in order to understand how sound is transmitted to the brain. New advances in technology have allowed us to explore the auditory system more comprehensively than ever before. As a result, hearing technology conglomerates are creating the most innovative and effective treatments for the […]

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The Latest on Cognitive Decline, Listening Effort and Hearing Aids

The prevalence of dementia is expected to soar as the average life expectancy increases, but recent estimates suggest that the age-specific incidence of dementia is declining in high-income countries. In the February 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Claudia Satizabal and colleagues report “robust evidence” of dementia’s decline. Using observational data collected […]

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Will Gene Therapy Help Cure Tinnitus?

Tinnitus, a condition where individuals hear persistent phantom sounds, is more prevalent than you might realize. The condition affects up to 50 million Americans, or 20 percent of the population. Tinnitus sounds can manifest differently depending on the individual—buzzing, whooshing, ringing, for example—and the severity can range from mild to debilitating. There are proven tinnitus […]

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When to Repair or Replace Your Hearing Aids

As audiology professionals, we are often asked whether it is better to repair or replace a hearing device. The truth is, both hearing aid repair and purchasing new technology have their benefits and the correct answer is largely dependent on the patient. At San Diego Hearing Center, we take each individual’s needs into consideration when […]

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What’s the Best Way to Treat Your Tinnitus?

If your life has been affected by tinnitus, a perception of sounds when no sound is present, then you understand what a drastic impact it can have on an individual’s well-being. Persistent and unwanted sounds can impede a person’s ability to perform their daily activities, cause sleep disorders and even lead to depression. Fortunately, there […]

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Hearing Health and Outdoor Concerts

The summer is winding down, and in other parts of the country, so are outdoor music events. However, San Diego’s incredible climate allows us the distinct pleasure of enjoying outdoor concerts well into the fall. For example, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps provides unparalleled ocean views during its summer-to-fall concert series. Humphrey’s Concerts at the […]

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