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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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What to Expect at a Tinnitus Treatment Appointment

Tinnitus, the perception of ringing, buzzing, or hissing sounds in the ears, can be a distressing condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If you’re seeking relief from tinnitus, a tinnitus treatment appointment is a crucial step towards managing this condition effectively. In this article, we’ll walk you through what to expect during a tinnitus treatment appointment. 1. Initial Consultation: The journey begins with an initial consultation with a healthcare professional, typically an audiologist or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. During this consultation,...

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What kind of hearing test is done for tinnitus?

Hearing problems can manifest in various ways, and tinnitus is one of the most common and bothersome conditions. Characterised by persistent ringing, buzzing, or hissing sounds in the ears, tinnitus can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. If you’re experiencing these phantom sounds, you’re not alone, and there are ways to diagnose and manage them effectively. On that note, let’s explore the hearing tests used to evaluate tinnitus and how they can help you find relief. Types of Hearing Tests for Tinnitus Audiometry Testing: Audiometry is a comprehensive...

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What is Tinnitus? Exploring the Role of an Audiologist in Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus is a condition characterized by the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. Often described as ringing, buzzing, or hissing, tinnitus can be persistent or intermittent and may vary in intensity. It affects millions of people worldwide and can have a significant impact on their quality of life. While tinnitus is commonly associated with hearing loss, it can also occur without any apparent hearing impairment. When individuals experience tinnitus, seeking help from a healthcare professional, such as an audiologist, can provide valuable insights and potential treatment...

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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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How to Remove Ear Wax Safely?

Ear wax build up is a common concern that leaves many people asking “what is the best ear wax removal method?”. Ear wax is natural, and it is not harmful to the ears unless there is significant ear wax build up obstructing the ear canal. A build-up of ear wax can cause ear pain, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss and a blocked sensation in the ears. If the wax is not completely blocking the ear canal, hearing may not be affected, and it may be more difficult to tell if there is too much wax in the ears. There are multiple methods of ear wax removal including ear wax removal drops,...

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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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