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Tinnitus: Three Steps for Calming Emotions.

    Tinnitus is a mystery and often so much more than mere “ringing in the ears.” No matter what the cause, noises such as buzzing, ringing, roaring, hissing or crackling trigger emotional responses from annoyance to desperation. So far there is no cure for most cases BUT there is […]

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Hearing Loss: Careful When Making that ENT Appointment!

So, you finally decided to get a medical opinion on your hearing loss and ear problems. The primary physician told you to see an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) doctor. You call the office and get set up with a “specialist.” Easy, right? Or maybe not. Here is why one […]

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Diabetes: Avoiding Hearing Loss

Hearing goes unchecked Avoiding hearing loss is yet another challenge for people with diabetes. Though doctors routinely monitor patients for the long-term side effects of the condition, hearing goes mostly unchecked. Poorly controlled blood glucose levels lead eventually to issues with blood circulation, kidney function, eye sight and feeling in […]

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss: When Tough Men Cry..

Worn down by the challenges of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus, tough men do cry. In support meetings and presentations, I have seen the eyes of strong, determined guys well up all too often with tears of regret, self-blame, sadness and even panic. They suddenly felt oh-so vulnerable! They worried […]

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Hearing Loss: From Emotional Quagmire to New Life Mission

Regardless of how or where one comes by it, hearing loss is fraught with emotions—an unappreciated fact that takes many by surprise. It almost got the best of me. Why, oh why, did I not leave that offensively loud Church Fundraiser at once? According to my physicians this very aggressive […]

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Hearing Loss: A Lot to be Grateful For in Spite of the Challenges

Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all of the challenges that people with hearing loss face, there are certainly brighter moments in every day—moments that deserve to be appreciated. Maybe we were given positive feedback at work. Maybe someone invited […]

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