Did you know the food you eat could be making your tinnitus worse? According to the Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute, high cholesterol and triglycerides can aid in the development and advancement of tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo.

By consuming fewer high-fat animal products and high-sugar foods, you can improve your tinnitus symptoms. Several helpful cooking tips can be found below.

Hearing loss can be difficult to understand if you don’t experience the symptoms first hand. The video below will mimic three levels of hearing loss - mild, moderate, and severe.

Mild
h
earing loss:

Understanding speech and other soft noises is difficult in a loud environment.

Moderate
hearing loss:

Both soft and moderately loud noises can’t be heard, and understanding speech becomes very difficult.
Severe
hearing loss:
 Conversations must be conducted loudly and require lots of effort.

Caring for your hearing aids is crucial, especially if you want to ensure a long device life. Below you will find a few helpful daily care tips from our audiology experts.

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At Athens Hearing and Balance Clinic in Lavonia, Monroe and Athens, Georgia we want you to know that it’s important to protect your hearing when using firearms in the field or at the range.

Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent and cumulative, but it’s also preventable with the use of passive or digital hearing protection.

Passive
This type of hearing protection utilizes small acoustic filters and a low noise reduction rating. Passive hearing protection is traditionally used for environments where a low number of shots are fired. This permits hearing awareness of game and tracking dog sounds.

Digital
Unlike passive hearing protection, digital hearing protection enhances low-level sounds instead of blocking them. A small microphone picks up external sounds and feeds them to a small speaker in the device. This allows you to hold conversations, detect game, and hear your surroundings. When sounds above 90 dB are recognized, an electronic circuit cuts off the speakers, resulting in instant protection.

Both styles fit hunters and shooters who want amplification, as well as hearing protection. They are available in custom-fit in-the-ear models to ensure maximum comfort and safety.

Interested in your own hearing protection? Contact our office in Athens, Monroe or Livonia, Georgia to schedule your appointment today.