Surprising Links to Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

\Most of the time, hearing loss is caused by either prolonged exposure to excess noise (noise induced hearing loss), or natural aging (presbycusis), or a combination of both. While these two causes are certainly the most common, there are some other surprising factors that could be contributing to hearing loss in your own life. Understanding these surprising links and contributing … Read More

Tips for Better Communication with Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Uncategorized

TWe’ve all heard it touted, “Communication is key.” We understand that communication is important in our lives and important for our happiness. In fact, the largest and most comprehensive study of emotional well-being in history has discovered that the most imperative aspect of living a healthier and happier life is good, solid, relationships. The study began way back in 1938 … Read More

Tips to Minimize Tinnitus Symptoms for a Good Night’s Sleep

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Tinnitus

Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? Does tinnitus keep you up at night? We know the struggle of trying to sleep through tinnitus, so here are our best tips to help you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus, that annoying ringing or buzzing sound you hear in your ears, … Read More

Staying Independent As You Age Involves Treating Your Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss

Are you afraid of getting old? Do you think that admitting you’re struggling to hear might make you seem older than you are? A sure way to maintain your independence as you age is to treat your hearing loss, and rather than ignoring your hearing, you should choose to treat your hearing loss as soon as possible. You’ll stay younger, … Read More

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Treatment, Tips & Tricks

We’re all concerned about our overall health, go to the doctor for annual physicals, and carefully monitor ourselves for any signs of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer. We even get regular vision exams, and wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without our reading glasses. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the same approach to their hearing health, and … Read More

Best Hearing Aid Apps for Android

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Those of us who use Android devices may feel like we belong to an exclusive little club in a world of Apple iOS users. Android smartphones have always been an alternative to iPhones due to their flexibility with customization, apps, and features. In the world of hearing aids, however, iPhones lead the way in terms of connectivity. Starting with early … Read More

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss, News

Over the years, a growing body of research has provided us with significant information on the correlations of our overall health and well-being and untreated hearing loss. From Dr. Frank Lin and his team at Johns Hopkins, we’ve learned that there is a correlation between untreated hearing loss and an increased risk for developing dementia. Other studies have shown that … Read More

Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss

For most people, the holidays conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings of fireplaces, mistletoe, and gatherings of family and friends. For people with hearing loss, however, the holidays can bring up feelings of isolation and frustration. People with hearing loss often experience the most difficulty when trying to understand and decipher speech – especially in noisy environments. Cue the holiday … Read More

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss, Tinnitus

If you live with the annoying symptoms of tinnitus, you are not alone. A new study out of the University of California, Irvine has found that about 9.6% of the 75,764 adult respondents in the US have experienced tinnitus in the last 12 months. Of those who experience tinnitus, 27% have had symptoms for over 15 years and 36% report … Read More