Study Shows Link Between COVID-19, Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

As people continue to experience COVID-19, more research reveals its longer lasting impact on health. Studies show that hearing loss as well as tinnitus can be symptoms of long COVID which refers to symptoms that are experienced after the infection has cleared. Earlier studies evaluating COVID-19 symptoms highlighted its potential impact on the audio-vestibular system – the sensory systems for …

All About Deviated Septums

A deviated septum describes the displacement of the bone that separates the space between the two nostrils. Rather than being centered, the septum is crooked or off to one side. It is estimated that nearly 80% of people’s nasal septum is off-center but because it is typically minor, it is barely noticeable and there are usually no symptoms. However more …

Exercises to Help with Snoring

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) estimates that 25% of adults snore regularly, that is 1 in 4 people! Snoring can be a bit of a touchy subject for loved ones who live with someone who snores. Snoring can disrupt sleep not only for the person snoring but those who are also exposed to unpleasant noises. Snoring produces a range of …

Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Sleep Patterns?

Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Sleep Patterns?

As we approach Daylight Saving Time (DST) in March, learn ways you can prevent this time change from impacting your sleep.  What is Daylight Saving Time? Daylight Saving Time is the practice of adjusting time to extend daylight hours. This has been an official practice in the U.S. since 1966 when Congress passed a federal law that outlined DST protocol. …

Hearing Aids are One of the "Secrets of Cognitive Super Agers"

Hearing Aids are One of the “Secrets of Cognitive Super Agers

Not many people live to and beyond age 100. In fact, less than 1% of people in the U.S. live until 100. But more studies show that people who do tend to possess the cognitive healthiness of someone who is decades younger. Researchers have labeled this population cognitive superagers: older adults, 70 years and older, who have the mental and …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Osteoporosis

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Osteoporosis

A new study shows that people with osteoporosis can be nearly twice as likely to develop hearing loss. If you or a loved one lives with osteoporosis or low bone density, prioritize your hearing health to reduce your risk of experiencing impairment.  What is the link between hearing loss and osteoporosis?  Research has shown that there is a correlation between …

New Study Shows Link Between COVID-19, Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

New Study Shows Link Between COVID-19, Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Increasing research continues to highlight the long-term effects of COVID-19. Recent studies have shown that hearing loss and tinnitus can be symptoms of the virus. This aligns with what is already known about how viruses can impact the auditory system which is the sensory system for hearing.  Understanding Hearing Loss & Tinnitus Hearing loss is one of the most common …

All About Deviated Septums

All About Deviated Septums

Does the person you share your bed with complain that you snore? Do you suffer from nasal congestion and repeated nasal infections? These two conditions are often related.  What is a Deviated Septum? A deviated septum simply means that your nasal septum is not centered, and this occurs in at least 80% of all people. Symmetry is rarer than we …

Exercises to Help with Snoring

Exercises to Help with Snoring

If you struggle with getting restful sleep, you likely know the toll it can take on physical, emotional, and mental health. Poor sleep can produce fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating and completing tasks, etc. A common way sleep is impacted is by snoring. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) estimates that 25% of adults snore regularly.  Snoring is a harsh and often …