Can You Have Hearing Loss in Only One Ear?

If you think hearing loss affects both ears equally, you’ll be surprised to learn that there are cases where only one ear is affected. The majority of people in St. George with hearing loss experience impairment in both ears, but a small number suffer from unilateral hearing loss, also known as single-sided deafness (SSD). For those patients, treatment can be …

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 …

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.

The Worst Hearing Loss Advice

How many of you are plagued by unsolicited advice? People just love to offer up their opinions as facts. There is no better example of this than information about hearing loss. Below is some of the best worst advice we have ever received about hearing loss.

How Do You Hear?

Have you ever wondered how you can hear a bird chirping? Hearing is something most of us take for granted, much like breathing. Understanding the process is important for keeping your hearing healthy.