Hearing

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Routine care of your ears keep them healthy

Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Ears Healthy

Just like a car, your ears need routine maintenance too! From at home tips and tricks to ways our team at Riesberg Institute can help, we have everything you need to keep your ears healthy. Routine Cleaning Routine cleaning of your ears is very important however completing this act of hygiene incorrectly can do more harm than good. Everyday cleaning should be restricted to simply wiping the outer ear with a tissue or washcloth. The rule of thumb, or should we say elbow, is to not put anything into your ear that is smaller than your elbow. This includes Q-tips, pins or any other similar objects because they may injure your ear canal or eardrum. In fact, earwax is the ear’s way of self-cleaning! So although you...

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Dizziness can be linked to ear problems

Is Dizziness Making You Feel Off- Balance?

Hearing loss effects more than the ability to communicate with others, it can lead to feeling off balance and dizzy. However choosing to treat hearing loss aggressively could decrease your risk of falling and other injuries. Make an appointment at Riesberg Institute, our audiologist will find the perfect fit for you and your hearing needs. How Does Hearing Issues Cause Dizziness? We do not hear with our ears, we hear with our brain therefore causing cognitive overload if you are straining to communicate. This cognitive overload often causes the feeling of dizziness and can cause you to be off balance. This often results in more serious injuries and greatly effects day to day activites. As you put off treating your hearing loss the strain on your...

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What to Expect During Your Hearing Test

Having an appointment for a hearing test once you have started experiencing hearing loss can be nerve wrecking! But when you know what to expect during your appointment and understand how Riesberg Institute individualizes your experience, you can sit back and relax. Whether it’s simply asking questions to get to know you and your history or our assessment, Riesberg Institute prides itself in finding the best solution for your individual situation. Getting to Know You! Before any assessment, we want to get to know you! As we ask questions to further understand your medical history such as your hearing ability and current communication abilities, we can begin your individualized and detailed assessment. Our questions and assessment will be related to your individual lifestyle and hearing needs....

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Is Your Ear Infection Causing Hearing Loss?

Ear infections can affect your hearing and even lead to temporary hearing loss. This is caused by the infection building up fluid and affecting the eardrum and other parts of the ear that help you hear. Ear Infections Ear infections often affect the outer or middle ear. As the middle ear moves to send sounds to your auditory nerve, you can experience hearing loss when this area is suffering from an infection. The infection can cause a buildup of fluid, which can make it difficult for the eardrum and the ossicular chain to work together to move sounds to this area. This type of temporary hearing loss is known as conductive hearing loss. Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss is defined as occurring when sound fails to transmit...

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Closeup portrait child hearing something with hearing loss

Hearing Loss Leads to Other Health Concerns

Hearing loss effects more than the ability to communicate with others, it can lead to various other health issues. However choosing to treat hearing loss aggressively could decrease your risk of cognitive decline, falling, and other health concerns. At Riesberg Institute our audiologist, is committed to finding the perfect fit for you and your hearing needs. Don’t Put a Strain on Your Brain! As many of us know we do not hear with our ears, we hear with our brain! As you put off treating your hearing loss the strain on your brain can lead to cognitive overload. Additionally, this negative impact on your brain leads to other health issues that impact your life. Memory Loss For people with hearing loss, the constant effort of trying to hear...

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