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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.

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 [...]

Hearing aids and hearing loops

Staying up-to-date on all of the latest information is good, but that is not the type of loop we are going to be talking about! In relation to hearing, a [...]

What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory Processing Disorder, also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder or simply APD, is a disorder affecting the ability to understand speech. Those with this disorder are not able to [...]