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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.

Hearing Loss and Dementia

It seems like hearing loss is linked to many different diseases and disorders like balance problems, diabetes, and heart disease, just to name a few. But research shows that there [...]

5 Top Myths About Hearing Loss

With the internet, it is easy to find information on any topic you need. However, you still hear about the common stigmas associated with hearing loss and "aging"; not all [...]

Hearing Loss and Accidental Injury

When individuals have problems with hearing, they also have problems with balance. Our balance is controlled by the Cerebellum located within the brain. Hillary K. Siddons and Frank E. Musiek [...]

When Sounds Are Too Much

When Sounds are too Much it Gets to be Concerning School's out and summer's here! You will be going to lots of graduation parties, recitals, concerts, ballgames, and many other [...]

What To Expect At Your Audiology Appointment

What Goes on During an Audiology Appointment? Going to your first audiology appointment can be scary, but it should not be! Audiologists are highly trained professionals who specialize in evaluating, [...]

Your Ears and Balance

What controls your hearing? Ears and Balance are closely tied and comprised of many parts but the vestibular system is the main regulator of your anatomical balance. The inner ear [...]

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Does Diabetes Increase Your Chances of Hearing Loss? What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that inhibits the body’s ability to produce the hormone insulin, resulting in abnormal metabolism of [...]