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Tinnitus from music: It's getting loud in here, so put in your ear plugs
Posted by Professional Hearing Solutions by Dr. Jill on June 18, 2018
Have you ever experienced ringing in the ears after attending a loud concert? Then join the not-a-fan club. Many tinnitus sufferers — like Terry — trace their hearing issues to a concert or music event. And plenty of musicians wind up with tinnitus and/or hearing loss as a result of regular exposure to loud music, including Pete Townsend, Chris Martin,...
Some medications can cause hearing loss
Posted by Professional Hearing Solutions by Dr. Jill on June 01, 2018
Numerous prescription and over-the-counter medications are known to be ototoxic, which means “poisonous to the ears.” Ototoxic drugs can cause vestibular dysfunction or damage the inner ear, which can result in hearing loss or tinnitus. Ototoxic effects can be temporary and go away once a medication is stopped. But some effects can be long-term or...
Why should you get your hearing aids professionally cleaned?
Posted by Professional Hearing Solutions by Dr. Jill on May 15, 2018
I treat my hearing aids a lot like my car, maybe better actually. Both are routinely treated to cleaning rituals and maintenance tune-ups. And while my car may only get cleaned once a month, I make sure I dry and clean my hearing aids daily, regardless of how long I wear them each day. But while my day-to-day hearing aid care routine is great, I still make sure...
All Ears: Why do I have a hard time hearing in noise?
Posted by Professional Hearing Solutions by Dr. Jill on May 02, 2018
One of the first signs of hearing loss is when someone, who typically hears well in quiet environments, struggles to hear in noise. Why is that? Even for someone with normal hearing, noisy settings can be tricky to navigate when trying to make out speech. That’s because we all tend to use contextual cues — or clues from words we do make out —...
Tech Tip: Using "Noise Manager" for noise management on-demand
Posted by Professional Hearing Solutions by Dr. Jill on April 13, 2018
If you’re using TruLink, you may have noticed a cool feature called Noise Manager. This feature, located in the Personalize section of TruLink, lets you control and personalize noise management settings on-demand. Here’s how to use Noise Manager: From the TruLink home screen, tap on “Personalize” in the bottom right-hand corner. ...
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