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Little Ears, Big Sound: Nurturing Healthy Hearing Habits in Kids

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of maintaining our children’s hearing health. Little ears may seem resilient, but they deserve just as much attention as any other aspect of their well-being. In this blog post, we’ll delve into essential practices for nurturing healthy hearing habits in kids, touching upon topics such as ear wax removal, tinnitus treatment, hearing tests for kids, and the expertise provided by Helix Hearing. The Impact of Earwax: Ear wax is a natural and protective substance produced by the ear. However,...

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Say Goodbye to Ringing in Your Ears: Revolutionary Tinnitus Treatment Options

Tinnitus, a condition characterized by ringing in the ears, can be a frustrating and debilitating condition for those who suffer from it. But new tinnitus treatment options are now available that can help alleviate the symptoms and improve quality of life. One of the first steps in tinnitus treatment is to undergo a hearing test. A hearing test can help determine the underlying cause of the tinnitus and can also rule out other potential issues such as hearing loss. Once the cause of the tinnitus has been identified, a treatment plan can be developed. One popular tinnitus treatment option...

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Best Hearing Aids to Combat the Effects of Tinnitus

Just like any technology, there are many different hearing aid manufacturers out there. It is reassuring to know that Helix Hearing and Helix Hearing are independently owned and operated clinics. This means that we are not obligated to prescribe any specific hearing aid manufacturer or nor do we have sales commission. We have access to any hearing aid manufacturer on the market and are able to recommend the best suited device to our patients hearing and communication needs.  Hearing technology is rapidly advancing, and our audiologists remain up to date with the newest hearing technologies...

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What triggers tinnitus to worsen? Is it temporary or permanent? How to understand the differences.

Have you been experiencing a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears? This may be tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of a sound when there is no sound present externally. Some people describe hearing a ringing, buzzing, or whooshing sound in one, or both ears. Some individuals find it hard to describe where the tinnitus is coming from and describe it as being heard “inside the head” or “centrally”. Tinnitus often varies from individual to individual. Some say their tinnitus fluctuates in volume and intensity, whereas others say that their tinnitus is constant and always sounds the same....

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What is the most effective treatment available for tinnitus?

The most effective tinnitus management strategy will be different for every individual and will depend on the cause and severity of their tinnitus awareness. The aim of tinnitus management is not to stop the tinnitus, but to achieve habituation (where the tinnitus is heard but does not intrude on everyday life and activities).The first step in the management of tinnitus is to assess hearing and ear structures and look for obvious causes of tinnitus awareness.  Tinnitus is usually not a sign of something serious but can indicate the presence of certain ear conditions in some cases. Therefore,...

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Tinnitus management strategies

Although there is no cure for tinnitus, it can be managed well with various management strategies. Adapting to your tinnitus awareness can take a period of time, but most people are able to adapt and achieve habituation in time. The use of hearing aids- If there is a hearing loss present, the use of hearing aids often can reduce tinnitus awareness. The hearing aids work by amplifying external sounds that are usually missed due to the hearing loss. This helps “mask” the tinnitus and divert your attention away from it, and instead focus on environmental sounds. Sound enrichment-  Often...

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What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is known as the perception of a sound when there is no external sound present. It can commonly be described as a ringing, hissing, whooshing, or buzzing sound that is heard in one, or both ears. Have you heard something like this before? The tinnitus can often fluctuate in volume and frequency. Many will experience tinnitus at some point in their lifetime, however, others experience it more frequently. Symptoms often vary from person to person. Many may only become aware of their tinnitus when in quiet environments (for example, at night going to sleep or when relaxing reading a book)....

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