For the majority of people with hearing loss in Southern Utah and Nevada, the condition is permanent. Nine out of 10 patients experience sensorineural hearing loss, which occurs as a result of irreversible damage to the inner ear. While hearing aids help, they are not a cure; once you are wearing them, you’d better get…
Hearing loss isn’t confined to older adults: children of all ages can experience a loss of hearing. About three out of 1000 babies are born with hearing loss, and its prevalence is increasing in adolescents. Secondhand Smoke and Hearing Loss Research Researchers from Japan were interested in seeing if they could link cigarette smoke with…
May is here! Well, technically speaking it has been here for a few weeks and is now almost over. But never mind that. May is here! And with that comes Better Hearing & Speech Month. This month-long event was created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) more than 90 years ago. Over the years it…
There are sounds around every corner. It becomes a problem when the sounds become too loud. Excessive noise can pose a real danger to human health and well-being according to the World Health Organization, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and even the U.S Census Bureau.
From a young age, we were all taught the importance of having hobbies. They keep you active, get you out of the house and even help you make new friends. But according to your St. George audiologist, there are some hobbies that can actually damage your hearing.
Finally seeing your favorite band in concert is the opportunity of a lifetime. But before you jump in your car and head to the venue, your St. George hearing specialist wants to make sure you understand the risks associated with attending such an event. Exposure to loud noises can cause both hearing loss and tinnitus.
Oticon’s Digital Technology Expert, Norm Greenleaf will be in our St George & Cedar City clinics on February 13 – 15, 2018 to demonstrate the new Oticon Opn and answer your questions. We are confident you will find this opportunity to be a positive one, and we look forward to helping you take another step toward better, more natural hearing. If for some reason you are unable to attend but know someone who may benefit from this experience, please pass this information along.
The only way to identify and diagnose hearing loss in a young child is through an infant hearing screening.
Below are tests your child’s St. George hearing doctor will perform at such a screening.
How many of you are plagued by unsolicited advice? People just love to offer up their opinions as facts. There is no better example of this than information about hearing loss. Below is some of the best worst advice we have ever received about hearing loss.
Sound travels in waves and is measured in frequency and amplitude. Amplitude is the measurement of how forceful a wave is. Measured in decibels (dB), the louder the sound is, the higher the decibel number will be. Normal conversation clocks in around 65 dB.