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There are three main types of hearing loss ; sensorineural, conductive and mixed. Sensorineural is where there is a problem occurring in either the auditory nerve or inner ear, which is what delivers sound to the brain. Conductive is where the sound isn’t reaching the inner ear, normally because of an obstruction or trauma. Mixed is a combination of the

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Hearing aid batteries are a critical part of your hearing aids . If they don’t work, then the device will stop functioning. Keeping that in mind, you must understand how to carry out proper hearing aid battery maintenance. This includes knowing how to test the batteries, change them and buy them.  As a leading audiologist in San Francisco , we’re

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Speak to your local audiologist, and they’ll tell you that tinnitus is one of the most common conditions they treat every day. A lot of things can cause tinnitus, and the symptoms can be frustrating to deal with. Typically, you’ll have a constant ringing or clicking sound in your ears. No matter where you go, it doesn’t disappear.  As you

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Have you noticed an irritating ringing in your ears ? It’s not an exterior sound because no one else hears it. So, what is it – and why do you have it?  Ringing in your ears is commonly known as tinnitus. This is a condition that can affect anyone at any stage in life. However, as you age, the chances

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Tinnitus can be a frustrating problem to experience, but studies show that it’s more than a frustration for many people. It’s linked to cognitive disorders and decline. We’re going to talk more about this so you can gain a better understanding of that link. Luckily, there are treatment options out there for people experiencing problems such as tinnitus and hearing

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When it comes to looking after your hearing aid , you need to understand more about its batteries and how to get the most out of them. If your batteries aren't performing, your hearing aid won't perform well either. To help you out, we've put together a list of FAQs relating to hearing aid batteries so you'll never be left

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Choosing the right hearing protection is vital for the health of your hearing. If you do a job in which you're exposed to loud noises regularly, there's nothing more important than ensuring you always have the right level of hearing protection in place. Without that, you could be vulnerable to hearing loss and problems such as tinnitus . If you're

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It's estimated that over 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus. Tinnitus is a condition characterized by buzzing or ringing within the ears. Sometimes this can happen after specific triggers, could happen at definite times throughout the day, or it may be something that is a constant issue. We understand hearing problems can cause a lot of stress and

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Far from being a normal test, a hearing test can be a very interesting experience if you've never been to one before. Because you are checking to see if everything is working correctly, you might think that you don't need to do any preparation. In actual fact, there are many things you can do to ensure that the test goes

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As we get older, our faculties begin to deteriorate, and with getting older, comes concerns about hearing loss. When you are getting on in years, you can suffer from hearing damage caused by other common problems, such as a viral infection, or exposure to loud noise . Tinnitus occurs for various reasons, and if you are suffering from this, there's

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