Tag Archives: Hearing

Causes of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)

When it comes to hearing loss, there are three main types: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. Sensorineural is the far more common type of hearing loss, affecting roughly 9 out of 10 people with hearing loss.  Sensorineural hearing loss can makeconversations a struggle to understand. Having sensorineural hearing loss means there is damage either to the tiny… Read More »

Shooter’s ear: Hearing loss caused by gunfire

When used correctly, firearms provide security, livelihood, and recreation for millions of Americans. The National Rifle Association boasts more than five million members and according to the National Shooting Federation, 20 million people spend $ 16.9 billion annually on target shooting, a sport which supports more than 329,000 jobs. Always wear ear protection whenshooting a… Read More »

How to remove ear wax from your hearing aids

Believe it or not, ear wax serves a great purpose. It protects the skin in the ear canal, acts as a deterrent for dirt and bacteria, and assists in cleaning and lubricating the ear. Yet too much of a good thing can be detrimental, especially when it prevents your hearing aids from working properly. Changing… Read More »