COVID-19, Stress and Tinnitus

COVID-19, Stress and Tinnitus

Are you experiencing tinnitus (ringing, humming  or buzzing in your ears) for the first time? Has your tinnitus has changed or increased recently? This is a stressful time and most of us are worrying more than usual. Many people find that their tinnitus increases...
Heart health & hearing. Are they linked?

Heart health & hearing. Are they linked?

Did you know your cardiovascular health is linked to hearing health?  It’s true! Our ears are extremely sensitive to blood flow and the oxygen it delivers. However, the veins and arteries that supply our ears with oxygen are very small, so any disruptions to the...
A Quick Guide to Ear Plugs

A Quick Guide to Ear Plugs

Are you a lover of sleep? Or swimming? Or going to loud concerts? Or hunting and shooting? You might need earplugs. There’s a wide range on the market and can run you from a dollar or two, up to a several hundred dollars. Noise reduction ratings (NRR) vary from 15 to...
Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

Have you ever wondered why hearing aids are not rechargeable? They are! Dr. Teresa Burns, Audiologist at Teresa Burns Hearing explains, “Rechargeable battery technology and size of batteries has really improved over the past few years. We now have models that change...
How Ears Work

How Ears Work

Have you ever wondered how your ears work? Let’s do a tour of this wonderfully complex system!   This is how a normal hearing system works:       The Pinna, or the visible part on the outside of your head, collects and funnels sound in to the ear...
Clear Speech – what is it?

Clear Speech – what is it?

BE A GOOD FRIEND AND SPEAK CLEARLY Do you have friends or relatives who seem to have problems with their hearing? Or perhaps you have a friend with hearing aids who still doesn’t hear well, especially in noisy situations? There is a technique called “Clear Speech”...