Don’t let your ears get lazy

Don’t let your ears get lazy: Apps and tips to strengthen your hearing Exercise for the ears? We all like to joke about having “selective hearing,” but failure to listen isn’t necessarily a choice.  There are many reasons why we may mishear what someone is saying to...
“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air…”

“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air…”

 As the fourth day of July approaches with its rest and relaxation, burgers and baked beans, red solo cups and lemonade, there is nothing quite like celebrating our country’s ever-so-earned freedoms with fireworks! But, before we oooo and ahhhh over their spectacular...
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)

 Riding an airplane, the great outdoors, and swimming. What do these 3 things have in common?  They all can affect your ears, more specifically your eustachian tube. The eustachian tube runs from the back of your nose uphill to your middle ear and is supposed to be...
Cold vs. Allergy

Cold vs. Allergy

We are often asked how to distinguish between symptoms caused by allergies or a common cold. While they share common symptoms of respiratory inflammation, such as congestion, sneezing, coughing and headache, allergies and colds have some distinguishing...
Back to school hearing test 101

Back to school hearing test 101

With a new school year approaching, parents are buying new school supplies, getting ready for the first week of school and arranging doctor’s appointments for their children. A back-to-school hearing test is often forgotten on the list but is something that...
Back to School with Food Allergies

Back to School with Food Allergies

Back to school is an exciting event in a child’s life!  When a child has food allergies, it can make the process a bit more stressful.  It is important for the caregivers to get organized and make sure that their school is on top of anaphylaxis prevention...