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Can wearing a hearing aid make my hearing worse?

Before wearing new hearing devices, many patients cautiously ask if wearing hearing aids will make them dependent on the devices or damage their hearing. Often patients will return after wearing their new hearing aids for a few weeks and say “Help! My hearing has worsened! I cannot hear without my hearing aids!” While it seems as though your unaided hearing has gotten worse, what's really happening is adaptation to hearing aids.

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Is that a hearing aid or a high-tech headset? It’s both!

Connectivity and Accessories

You may have heard the latest tech rumor about hearing aids: Many are now iPhone compatible. (Isn’t everything?) Several hearing aid manufacturers have partnered with Apple to offer direct streaming from iPhone to hearing aid as well as the use of a remote-control app for both iPhone and Android users.

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Do you hear that? Noises In My Ear That No One Else Hears

Have you ever heard a sound that no one else hears? You are not alone. There are many sounds that can be heard in the ears or head. Some are benign. Others may be need to be evaluated. All can be concerning if you have never experienced a sound no one else hears.

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What You Should Know Before Buying a Hearing Aid Online

These days, everything you could ever want can be delivered directly to your door: clothes, books, even fresh groceries! We live in a world where purchasing items online is easy and is quickly becoming our standard way of shopping. So, can this means also be applied to medical equipment? Say… to a hearing aid? Consider these things before dumping hearing aids into the same bucket as other (simpler) goods.

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Is my yoga class making me dizzy?

Many people find yoga classes relaxing.  They may provide improved flexibility and fitness, better circulation, improved immune systems, and stress relief just to name a few benefits.  But have you ever found yourself dizzy during yoga?  Maybe you had to avoid a certain position or couldn’t finish the class.  If so, you are not alone.

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What is the best way to clean my ears?

This is one of the most common questions heard by hearing healthcare specialists.  The purpose of cerumen, or earwax, is to lubricate, clean, and protect the ear canal from bacteria, insects, and other foreign objects. For the most part, ears clean themselves. Cerumen typically works its way out of the ear canal naturally like a “conveyor belt” with assistance from jaw movement such as talking and chewing.

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Can hearing aids help my tinnitus?

People often complain that they would be able to hear just fine if it weren’t for the incessant ringing in their ears. Actually, it’s the other way around. Hearing loss is typically the underlying cause of tinnitus.

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When is hearing loss not just hearing loss?: How hearing loss can be a sign of more than just getting older.

Hearing loss is very common. It is estimated that one in every five people have it. Many people consider hearing loss normal with age and do not feel it is necessary to have it evaluated.

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Can I just wear one hearing aid?

A common question hearing professionals receive during a hearing aid evaluation is the question, “Can I just wear one hearing aid?” Although each patient’s hearing loss is different, in the majority of cases the answer is two. The following is a list of reasons why two hearing aids are better than one.

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Will Hearing Aids Make Me Look Old?

Many people struggle for years before seeking help with a hearing condition.  Many times they decide to seek help when encouraged by a friend and/or family member.  Some worry that having a hearing loss will make them seem “old”.   While it is true that hearing loss can be a part of the normal aging process, hearing loss can impact people of all ages. Today’s technology is completely different than that of the past and can allow users to stay engaged and active...allowing them to feel younger!

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Does stress cause ringing in my ears?

Posted by Dallas Ear September 15, 2017

Tinnitus is very often a symptom of hearing loss or other medical issue. However, the ringing, buzzing, whooshing, or roaring in the ears can be exacerbated or even triggered by stress. When the tinnitus then causes more stress, this creates a vicious cycle of ringing that causes anxiety that causes ringing!

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Top 10 Tips To Manage Hearing Loss As You Age

As we age, we all experience some kind and degree of hearing loss. A loss of hearing in the higher pitches may make it difficult to hear speech in a noisy restaurant or to pick-up a voice from across the room. A loss involving the outer or middle ear may leave things sounding muffled or muted. It’s important to find a trusted local team of hearing experts to help you understand the type of hearing loss you or a loved one is dealing with and to provide you with options for treatment.

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The Hearing Center at Dallas Ear Institute and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announce Partnership

The Hearing Center at Dallas Ear Institute, North Texas’ top ear and hearing center, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a nationally recognized and acclaimed music institution, have announced a long term strategic partnership to educate their community about hearing loss and the joy of sound. This partnership will allow the two institutions to have a meaningful impact on their community by informing the public about the negative effects of hearing loss and the various advanced options for treatment so that all individuals can appreciate and enjoy the sound of beautiful music. The professionals at The Hearing Center at Dallas Ear Institute are the Official Hearing Experts of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Tinnitus Sufferers and You

Ringing, roaring, hissing, or rushing sounds in your ears? Your friends don’t hear them? Don’t panic. This is typically not an indication of a serious medical condition. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when no external noise is present. It may seem like this sound is coming from the ears or from the center of the head. If you experience tinnitus, you are certainly not alone.

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Noise Damage May Cause Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

We’ve all heard the warnings: Protect your ears! Turn that music down! Don’t throw that firecracker at your brother!

When it comes to protecting your hearing from damage from very loud noises like sirens, loud music, firearms, motorcycles, etc ... your mother was right. Exposing yourself to sounds at those intensities may cause permanent damage to your ears. This damage may manifest itself in high frequency hearing loss.

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Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Spring 2014 - What's Inside

  • The world’s first and only singleunit audio processor for cochlear implants
  • Rehabilitation for Cochlear Implant Recipients
  • What’s the difference between a personal sound amplifier (PSA) and a hearing aid?
  • Did you know that there are specialized weather and emergency broadcast radios for the deaf and hard-of-hearing?
  • A Brief Guide to Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
  • Ask the Otologist
  • The Hearing Center Experts

Newsletter Fall 2013 - What's Inside

  • Protecting your hearing from firearm noise
  • Safe noise exposure times
  • Fun facts about hearing
  • The Hearing Centers' new face... with familiar ears
  • Save the date
  • Do you really hear on your home phone
  • Ask the otologist
  • The Hearing Center Expert
soundtimes Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2013

Newsletter Summer 2013 - What's Inside

  • Outdoor Activities that Affect Your Hearing
  • Garden of Hearing – What solution is right for you?
  • FAQs Regarding Extended Wear (Lyric) Hearing Aids
  • Ask the Otologist
  • The Hearing Center Experts

Newsletter Spring 2013 - What's Inside

  • How do you Test an Infant’s Hearing
  • Kenya Hear Me Now?
  • Hearing Aid Battery Tips and Facts
  • Ask the Otologist
  • The Hearing Center Experts

Newsletter Winter 2012 - What's Inside

  • Cochlear Implantation in Children
  • They're Not Your Grandparents Hearing Aids
  • New Solutions for "Dead Ears"
  • The Hearing Center Experts
  • Need a Unique Gift Idea for the Holidays?

Newsletter September 2012 - What's Inside

  • The Hearing Center Difference
  • Ringing in Your Ears
  • Introducing our New Premium Care Program
  • Sudden Hearing Loss
  • New Hearing Solution for Medical Professionals
  • Hearing Aids #1 Problem Finally Solved
  • DEI's Newest Member
  • The Hearing Center Experts

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