“Sometimes I hear it in both ears, sometimes only in one ear. Sometimes it seems to be right in the middle of my head. It’s not predictable.”
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are devices used in addition to hearing aids and cochlear implants to make more sounds accessible to people with hearing impairment.
How do I get hearing aids? To get hearing aids, you should first have a hearing evaluation to determine the type and amount of your hearing loss. The process begins with a medical and audiologic examination.
You may have seen your doctor because you’ve had labyrinthitis. This inner ear problem can cause you to feel like you are spinning (vertigo). Most of the worst symptoms of vertigo will go away within a week. However, you may feel dizzy at times for another 2 to 3 months.
Katie Mayer has committed to running a half-marathon in each state to raise money and awareness of Meniere’s disease. Katie is running her next marathon in Chicago on September 7, 2014.
Some of the most common sounds of summer — such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction — can pose a threat to your hearing if you don’t take steps to protect yourself, an expert warns.
Scientists measure the loudness of sounds in units called “bells”, named after the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Talking softly is about 30 decibels. Speaking in a normal way is about 60 decibels.