Hearing Loss Explained

Let it be known: hearing loss is a complicated issue. Despite many people’s conception that hearing loss simply acts as a slider between fully hearing and fully deaf, there are many different ways that we can lose our hearing. If you are experiencing hearing loss, however, it can be hard to get a grasp on […]

How to Wear Headphones (Safely)

They say that music is a universal language. Indeed, the earliest musical instruments date back 40,000 years, while the concept of music can be traced back further still. Music is also everywhere. From morning birdsong to the commercials we watch and the games we play, you can’t escape music – and you probably don’t want […]

How to Pop Your Ears Safely

Some medical conditions don’t feel serious enough to contact a doctor, but still leave you feeling frustrated. When you’re getting off a long red-eye flight, they’ve lost your bag, and the line for a taxi is three miles long, the last thing you want is the feeling of having a marble stuck in your ear. […]

Is There a Link Between Smoking and Hearing Loss?

One of the biggest recent achievements of US society has been the massive drop in tobacco smokers over the past 50 years. Back in 1965, a whopping 42% of Americans smoked tobacco. Over time, this has dropped to just 14%. This is an enormous step in the right direction for American healthcare. However, as long […]

Is There a Link Between Alcohol and Hearing Loss?

Alcohol is one of humanity’s most ancient indulgences. The earliest record of an alcoholic beverage goes back to 7000 B.C., in Neolithic Egypt, meaning alcohol as a concept is nearly ten thousand years old! No judgement – most people like the occasional drink. Despite this, it’s no secret that alcohol is not the best thing […]