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Tucson Audiology Blog: Feeling Isolated?

Tucson Audiology Blog: Feeling Isolated?

For people with hearing loss, isolation is sometimes voluntary. As an audiologist, the first things that came to my mind once the “Safer at Home” order was issued by Govenor Ducey were how isolating the next few weeks would be and how often my patients experience...
How to Get Better Sleep with Tinnitus

How to Get Better Sleep with Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a hearing condition that occurs when a person perceives hearing noise, though there is no noise coming from an outside source. The noise is generated from within the ear due to damage. Tinnitus is not a disease itself, but a symptom of...
Hidden Hearing Loss

Hidden Hearing Loss

Traditional Testing for Hearing Loss For those suffering hearing loss, the type of hearing loss you may have depends on what part or parts of your ear are damaged. Testing by an audiologist can indicate which type you have. Hearing loss may be measured by using...
Tinnitus Alternative Treatments

Tinnitus Alternative Treatments

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of hearing sound inside the ears even in the absence of any external sounds. The type of sound is described by sufferers as roaring, ringing or buzzing and may vary from soft to loud, and low pitched to high pitched. It may...
Eating Healthy May Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Eating Healthy May Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Some amount of hearing loss is inevitable as we age. By age 75, one out of every two people has hearing loss. Our hearing becomes damaged through a variety of ways, from overexposure to loud noise to chronic disease to certain medical treatments to the natural aging...
The Precedence Effect

The Precedence Effect

Hearing aid users know it all too well: That feeling that you don’t know where a sound is coming from. It’s disconcerting for sure, but there’s a scientific explanation. Knowing more about this phenomenon, called the precedence effect, can help you prepare for it. If...
Tucson Celebrates World Hearing Day

Tucson Celebrates World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, WHO decides the theme and develops evidence-based advocacy materials such as brochures, flyers,...