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Our Optimal Hearing Blog covering Hearing Aids, Hearing Health and Wellness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Protection, Hearing Research and Technology, and Tinnitus.

I can only hear through one ear!

Single-sided deafness, also known as unilateral hearing loss, is a very common disability. Cleveland Clinic states “about 60,000 people in the U.S. acquire single-sided deafness (SSD) every year and many [...]

Children, Bills, and Hearing Aids

Does Insurance Cover Hearing Aids? What your insurance covers is very dependent on the plan you have and the state you live in. When it comes to buying hearing aids, [...]

Blast Fireworks, Not Your Hearing

Fireworks and hearing loss has been a topic of controversy the past couple of years. The general consensus is they are too loud. Happy Fourth of July! Independence day means [...]

Interested in Becoming an Audiologist?

With graduation season approaching, talking about becoming an audiologist is fitting. What does it take? An audiologist “diagnoses and treats patients suffering from hearing, central auditory processing, and balance disorders” [...]

College Students and Hearing Loss

How Do Colleges Accommodate Hearing Loss? College is not easy. Lectures, extracurricular activities, and social events can be especially difficult for those who are hard of hearing. It is reported that [...]

Pollen and Our Ears

The “yellow stuff” we are going to be talking about is not earwax, but pollen. Believe it or not pollen affects our ears and can cause temporary ear problems which [...]

March Madness Hearing Tips

This March Madness is full of Hearing Tips! Maybe it is due to the clocks going back an hour, or spring starting, or the basketball tournament that takes over all [...]

How to Travel with Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are special. If you leave them at home, forget the charger/batteries, or forget the needed accessories, you cannot just go to your local supermarket and get what you [...]

Snapshot: History of Hearing

History of Hearing: The earliest skeletal remains were believed to have hearing loss were found in Iraqi Kurdistan around 10,000 - 45,000 years ago. Scientists assumed there was hearing loss [...]