When to Wear Earplugs?

When to wear earplugs

On most sunny days, we make sure to wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from damaging UV exposure. Why do we tend to not treat our ears with the same kindness, by wearing earplugs in noisy environments? Decibels (dB) are units used to measure sound. Normal conversation is around 60 dB but it does not… Continue reading When to Wear Earplugs?

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR HEARING TEST

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR HEARING TEST

If you are preparing for your first hearing screen with us here at California Hearing Center, you may have some questions. We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you feel prepared and confident about your appointment. WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY INVOLVE? To put it simply, we need to check the… Continue reading WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR HEARING TEST

Different Types of Hearing Loss

Types of hearing loss

So what is normal hearing and how do you know your hearing is declining? Normal hearing usually means that a person is able to hear any level above 25 decibels. To determine this, a hearing health professional performs a test where they simply present different tones and words to you and examine the results. A… Continue reading Different Types of Hearing Loss

3 WAYS TINNITUS IMPACTS QUALITY OF LIFE

Tinnitus management

The US Centers for Disease Control estimates that around 15% of Americans experience tinnitus in some form. Tinnitus is characterized by a ringing or clicking sound in the ears, and it can be very difficult to live with. Often, people downplay tinnitus and consider it a mild inconvenience. If you only experience mild symptoms from time to… Continue reading 3 WAYS TINNITUS IMPACTS QUALITY OF LIFE

I Can Hear But I Can’t Understand

One of the first things people with hearing loss observe is “I hear people fine, but I don’t understand what they are saying.” This is a consistent complaint of individuals who are experiencing the effects of a “sloping high-frequency hearing loss.” What’s happening and why do so many have this complaint? Hearing loss involves not… Continue reading I Can Hear But I Can’t Understand

Hearing Loss – Know The Facts

Hearing loss - Know the Facts

Hearing loss affects nearly 50 million Americans. This includes 1 in 5 teenagers and 60% of returning veterans from foreign wars. It is a pervasive problem, but one that is not always taken very seriously. Hearing loss is often viewed as a normal part of aging, or someone else’s problem — this person mumbles or… Continue reading Hearing Loss – Know The Facts

Give Mom the Gift of Hearing

Happy Mother's day

Moms are a busy bunch.  Those duty-juggling, many-hats-wearing wonders cherish time for themselves. Whether on a walk, behind an easel with a paintbrush, or climbing a rock wall, those moments are even better when they can enjoy every sound. Is your mom — or a mom you know — not savoring the sounds of her… Continue reading Give Mom the Gift of Hearing

Hearing Loss and Brain Health

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]We all know that we use our ears to hear. However, our ears are not the only hearing organs. Even though we use the ear to perceive sound, our brain is responsible for actually processing the sound. That means that the ear and brain work together in order for us to hear. Many researchers… Continue reading Hearing Loss and Brain Health

Hearing Loss and Dementia

ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA & MEMORY CARE | APRIL 1, 2020  A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that there is a link between older adults who suffer hearing loss and those who suffer from dementia. Researchers concluded while the brain does tend to shrink as we age, shrinkage can occur faster when… Continue reading Hearing Loss and Dementia