When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

Hearing aids are amazingly sophisticated instruments, enabling the majority of people with hearing loss in Utah to connect with others and communicate effectively. Technological breakthroughs like Bluetooth® wireless connectivity and rechargeable batteries make them more versatile than ever. They can do seemingly everything but order pizza for you and give you a back massage. We’re guessing it’s only a matter …

Oticon Hearing Event

We opened our second location in St. George! We expanded to the brand new Riverfront Medical Building on Riverside Drive. To celebrate, we are throwing an Oticon Hearing Event. You and a friend or family member are invited to join our Oticon Hearing Event, November 12-16. We will be demonstrating the latest, most advanced hearing aids on the market. During …

What is Ménière’s Disease?

Got vertigo, pressure in your ears, hearing loss that comes and goes, and an annoying ringing in your ears? Those are the classic signs of Ménière’s disease, an inner ear disorder that affects a large number of patients in Utah and across the United States. Understanding Ménière’s Disease Ménière’s disease was first identified in 1861 by a French doctor named …

How is Tinnitus Treated?

If you are bothered by a persistent ringing in your ears, you are not imagining things – even if nobody else notices the sound. You are actually experiencing tinnitus, and you are far from alone! If you’re one of 10 people riding a bus in St. George, then it’s safe to assume that one other person is also suffering from …

Can Hearing Loss Be Prevented?

For the majority of people with hearing loss in Southern Utah and Nevada, the condition is permanent. Nine out of 10 patients experience sensorineural hearing loss, which occurs as a result of irreversible damage to the inner ear. While hearing aids help, they are not a cure; once you are wearing them, you’d better get used to the idea, because …

Can Secondhand Smoke Cause Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss isn’t confined to older adults: children of all ages can experience a loss of hearing. About three out of 1000 babies are born with hearing loss, and its prevalence is increasing in adolescents. Secondhand Smoke and Hearing Loss Research Researchers from Japan were interested in seeing if they could link cigarette smoke with childhood hearing loss. Their findings …

Is it Better Hearing & Speech Month Already?

May is here! Well, technically speaking it has been here for a few weeks and is now almost over. But never mind that. May is here! And with that comes Better Hearing & Speech Month. This month-long event was created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) more than 90 years ago. Over the years it has grown into a national …

Stand Up to Noise Pollution

There are sounds around every corner. It becomes a problem when the sounds become too loud. Excessive noise can pose a real danger to human health and well-being according to the World Health Organization, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and even the U.S Census Bureau.

When Hobbies Strike Back

From a young age, we were all taught the importance of having hobbies. They keep you active, get you out of the house and even help you make new friends. But according to your St. George audiologist, there are some hobbies that can actually damage your hearing.

Can Concerts Cause Tinnitus?

Finally seeing your favorite band in concert is the opportunity of a lifetime. But before you jump in your car and head to the venue, your St. George hearing specialist wants to make sure you understand the risks associated with attending such an event. Exposure to loud noises can cause both hearing loss and tinnitus.