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Tips for managing tinnitus at home

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 20, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Tinnitus can’t be cured, but there are treatments that make it less of a distraction. The approach taken depends on the underlying condition responsible for the ringing in your ears. Here are some tips for managing your tinnitus: Determine what worsens your tinnitus For some people, drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, eating salty or spicy […]

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Treating tinnitus with hearing devices

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. April 24, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Tinnitus sufferers often struggle with solutions to quiet the ringing in their ears. It’s a widespread problem, affecting about 15 percent of U.S. adults, and one without a cure. That does not mean there aren’t solutions for managing tinnitus symptoms, and one of the most effective might already be at your fingertips. If you have […]

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Hearing screenings versus evaluations

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 13, 2020 0 Comments General Health

The difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation is important. A screening refers to a single, preliminary test used to determine whether a patient has hearing loss whereas an evaluation is an in-depth series of tests conducted by an audiologist used to measure the type, degree and configuration of the impairment and identify […]

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How often should I get my hearing tested?

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. February 19, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Most people are accustomed to making regular checkups a routine part of their medical care—i.e. vision, dental, etc.—but few pay mind to their hearing. Neglect is probably not the intent here; many are just simply unaware of how often they should get their hearing tested, and the number of physicians recommending routine hearing evaluations is […]

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Hearing only starts with your ears

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. January 3, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Hearing Better After the season of celebrating and gatherings with friends and family has passed, you may be reflecting on how connected you felt to the conversations that were happening around you. If hearing was at all a challenge, it may be time to schedule a baseline hearing test. Hearing is part of the auditory […]

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Tinnitus: Understanding that ringing in your ears

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 15, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction, known as tinnitus, affects roughly 20 percent of the American population. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when none is actually occurring. For some it is a minor nuisance but for others, a major impediment to their quality of life. It […]

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3 Facts About Tinnitus

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. December 20, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Tinnitus occurs when you hear noises, called phantom sounds, even when there is no sound occurring around you. Phantom sounds can occur in either one or both ears; be extremely loud or very quiet; have low or high pitches; and can be continuous or come and go. Typical phantom sounds include hissing, ringing, buzzing, roaring, […]

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Why Hearing Screenings are Important for Children

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Although hearing loss is common in older adults, it can occur at any age—even in babies and children. When children have undiagnosed hearing loss, it can affect their ability to learn to speak, understand language, thrive in a classroom, and interact with others. Why are hearing screenings important for children? Children begin learning how to […]

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"What did you say?"

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. December 28, 2017 0 Comments General Health

Hearing loss causes isolation by making you feel like you are not plugged into the world you’re your relationships. Maybe you have found you opt to stay home versus attending social engagements to avoid putting yourself in setting where you can’t hear well. During the holidays, this is particularly apparent, when family and friends get […]

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Protect your hearing this summer

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. June 30, 2017 0 Comments General Health

Prevent hearing loss this summer! It’s important to note that many outdoor activities can lead to noise-induced hearing loss if you  are not careful. Many popular summer activities can be hazardous to our ears due to high decibel levels, bacteria, or other elements. Prolonged exposure to lawn mowers, power tools, motorized vehicles, sporting events, concerts, […]

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