Can Covid-19 Affect the Inner Ear?

New research suggests that the inner ear is susceptible to infection with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. Covid-19 patients have reported symptoms affecting their ears. These symptoms include complaints about hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and balance...

Hearing Loss After a Stroke

You or someone you know has had a stroke. And unfortunately you or they are struggling to understand what is being said. It is possible that the stroke has caused hearing loss. What is a stroke? Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This...

Is There a Link Between Covid and Tinnitus?

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears. Roughly 10 percent of the...

I Have Arthritis, How Can I Handle a Hearing Aid?

Too often patients who have a hearing loss and arthritis are afraid that their arthritis will prevent them from being able to handle a hearing aid.  Rest assured, we have many patients with multiple health problems that create dexterity issues including arthritis....

Dining Out With a Hearing Loss

One of the more challenging listening situations for individuals with hearing loss is communicating in a restaurant. Even the most elegant restaurants tend to be on the noisy side. Conversations are occurring around you, dishes and silverware are clanging, and music...

10 Signs That It’s Time to Get a Hearing Test

If you’re reading this post, in all likelihood either you already know you need hearing aids or you know someone who needs hearing aids.  Either way, here’s a list of 10 signs that you or they have enough of a problem to a least get a hearing test.  These signs are...

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