Hearing Health Blog

Excessive noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss and in the US, hearing loss is also one of the most common occupational illnesses. Those who work in construction or in law enforcement are exposed to loud noise in ways most people are not. Loud machinery can damage hearing but a single shot from a shotgun at

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Many people in the world suffer from hearing loss without actually knowing about it. It can start very small and simple, such as being told that your TV volume is too loud or people poking fun at you for constantly asking them to repeat themselves. Small signs like this can slowly make you realize that you could actually be suffering

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The amount of people who don’t know what the most common signs of tinnitus are is slightly alarming. Tinnitus is one of the most common hearing loss problems in the US and as such, people need to be aware of what to look out for and what they need to be keeping an eye on. So, what are the common

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On initial inspection, hearing loss may not seem like a particularly concerning condition. Yes, you lose the ability to hear, but we live in a world where we can turn the volume up on a range of devices , while we can simply ask friends and family to speak louder. In the modern world, is hearing loss really that much

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Have you ever done some research into different ear cleaning methods? If so, then you’ve probably stumbled upon the idea of ear candling before. It’s spoken of as this genius method that can help remove earwax and keep your ears nice and clean. The idea is that you lie on your side and place a hollow candle into the ear

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Dr. Ashley Wright, Au.D. is a Scottsdale, Arizona native and recent graduate of Arizona State University where she earned her Doctorate in Audiology.  Prior to joining the Desert Hearing Care family, Ashley spent a year working with some of our Nation’s Veterans at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, where she was able to help Veteran’s and their families improve communication

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Are you thinking about investing in ear protection ? Ear protection can prevent hearing loss and reduce the chances that your ears will be damaged in a range of different situations. You can speak to your audiologist for more information about ear protection. For now, though, let’s explore some of the frequently asked questions about ear protection. How many different

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Recently you might have been diagnosed with tinnitus by your audiologist. Tinnitus is a condition that causes individuals to hear sounds that aren’t actually there. No one else but you will be able to hear these noises be it a whistling, a buzzing or even a piece of music. But to you they will seem very real indeed. It can

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Gene Erickson of Desert Hearing Care is asking for your help to identify outstanding people with hearing loss in the East Valley for the 2018 Oticon Focus on People Awards. The national awards program is celebrating 20 years of honoring students, adults and advocacy volunteers with hearing loss who demonstrate that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to

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When your doctor breaks the news to you that you need to be fitted for hearing aids , you may go through a mix of emotions. At first, you may feel hesitant or devastated about losing your ability to hear. You may even be anxious about others judging you or worried about your treatment. However, all of these are all

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