Ototoxicity, Hearing Loss, and You

Did you know that certain medications and other chemicals can damage the inner ear? It’s called “ototoxicity,” which can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders. Some 200 to over 750 types of chemicals are suspected ototoxicants, making awareness...

Tinnitus-Friendly Recipes

From sound-based therapies to mindfulness-based exercises, new ways to manage or reduce the sounds associated with tinnitus — a ringing, buzzing, or pulsing that has no external sound source — are being developed every day.   Though there’s no cure,...

Chemotherapy Drugs: A Threat to Healthy Hearing?

We’re talking chemotherapy and hearing loss With 14 million new cases worldwide in 2012 alone and an expected 21 million in 2030, cancer touches nearly everyone personally or through a loved one, keeping the push for new treatments, cures, and...

A Feast for the Ears: Supporting Your Hearing Health Through Food

March is National Nutrition Month, and that makes this an especially great time to talk about hearing wellness and nutrition. Never thought about food in relation to your ears? You’re not alone. But considering food is a critical source of...

Easy Ways to Boost Heart Health

The human body is complex. So complex, in fact, that some things you read about it might seem downright far-fetched. For example, your heart health affects your hearing health. The Heart–Hearing Link That might sound a little squirrelly, but it’s...

How Prevalent Really is Hearing Loss Among Americans and Canadians?

How many people in your life have hearing difficulties? One person? Two people? A handful? No one? The actual number is quite possibly more than you think, because hearing loss — the inability or reduced ability to perceive sounds that...

Hearing Aids: Get the Scoop on What These Small but Powerful Devices Can Do

Did you know? Fewer than one out of three adults 70 and older who could benefit from hearing aids actually uses them, per the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and the rate plunges to just 16...