Do you have ringing, buzzing, roaring, whooshing or any other unwanted sounds in the ear? More teenagers than ever are experiencing persistent tinnitus, which is a common sign of damage to the ear and typically affects people over age 50. It can be an warning sign of oncoming hearing loss, or it may signal a hearing loss already present.
Loud music is notorious for causing this upsurge in tinnitus and headaches among younger folks, with musicians particularly at risk. Although it can be managed, there is no real cure for tinnitus.
This condition is largely preventable through safe listening habits. Just ask Chris Martin of Coldplay who battles with tinnitus, and is now meticulous about wearing hearing protection during concerts in which he performs or attends:
“Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don’t think about until there’s a problem. I wish I’d thought about it earlier.”
If you are experiencing persistent tinnitus, please see your audiologist to assess the health of your ears and hearing, and to discuss possible options for prevention and management.
It’s no secret that life expectancy has improved from previous generations. Compare the average lifespan in the US of 69.77 in 1960, to 79.16 in 2015.
However, this blessing of added years often brings along chronic health issues, such as hearing loss, that place restrictions on daily activities.
By taking the proper steps to manage such conditions, we promote healthy aging: keeping ones cognitive and physical abilities in the best shape possible, in order to enjoy the Golden Years connected to the people and activities one loves.
If you suspect that you or someone you care about are being affected by a hearing loss, please give us a call at 917-791-1510 to fulfill those hearing needs, gracefully.
What do you do when you are struggling to hear key words or miss the context of a joke?
Asking for a joke to be repeated often loses the effect, or you might feel awkward bringing attention to yourself. Missing the punch line can make the difference of whether you are included or excluded from the laugh. Treating a hearing loss can restore these seemingly small moments that contribute so much to quality of life.
You know that high pitched sound of the hand drill that most of us cringe from? Well, being around that all day can put your dentist at risk for developing a noise-induced hearing loss. Special hearing protection is available in order to lower the damaging noise while still allowing them to converse with the patient. Of course, if one notices a change in their hearing then a hearing test is also a good idea, to see how much the noise is affecting them. Tag a dentist, hygienist or dental student you care about!