Most people think that hearing loss occurs because of old age or exposure to loud noises, but have you ever wondered if exposure to chemicals can increase hearing loss? While it may not be the most well-known way that hearing loss occurs, exposure to chemicals can, in fact, cause hearing loss! Certain industrial chemicals are Read more..
Have you ever heard a ringing noise in your ears? While this is someone everyone experiences now and then, some individuals deal with this ringing sensation frequently — and in severe cases, constantly. The perception of noise, such as ringing, in your ears, is known as tinnitus. Tinnitus isn’t a condition but a symptom of Read more..
Hearing loss can sneak up on you. One day you find yourself asking friends and family to repeat themselves, and the next, you can’t keep up with the conversation at all when there is a lot of background noise. Whether your hearing loss seems to be slowly sneaking up on you over time or you Read more..
Hearing loss can be extremely frustrating because it impacts each individual differently. While some people lose all their hearing slowly, others may find that they can hear particular sound frequencies while others are more difficult to decipher. Hearing loss happens unevenly, so listening to conversations can become increasingly difficult as you lose the ability to Read more..
Have you experienced the sensation of popping your ears? When your ears feel pressure and pop, there is a sweet relief that many people want. We’ve heard it all, from “chew gum on an airplane” to “yawn a lot,” but what methods work when it comes to popping your ears? If your ears are feeling Read more..
When taking medications, there is always a list of possible side effects. For most people, side effects may not be much of an issue, but several medications can lead to hearing loss. Ototoxicity is the official term when a medical professional identifies medication as the leading cause of hearing loss. The number of medications that Read more..
The pros and cons of cannabinoids have been an ongoing public opinion discussion for the past several decades, more so over the last several years. As more research is done on cannabinoids, more states are beginning to legalize their use for medical or recreational use, in some states both. There are some well-known benefits to Read more..
Ringing in the ears is formally known as tinnitus and can be debilitating for many people. Some people report ringing in the ears as a simple annoyance that they can push through. Fortunately, El Dorado Hearing specializes in tinnitus treatments, and we can help you manage tinnitus and enjoy your day-to-day life. What is Tinnitus Read more..
The feeling of having blocked ears can be incredibly frustrating to deal with, and it frequently happens with steep altitude changes while in your car, scuba diving, or even when flying. When traveling to attempt to remedy the blockage, many will try to chew gum or hold their breath to find relief. Other common solutions Read more..
Tinnitus is a medical condition affecting millions of people in the U.S. each year and is commonly described as a perceived ringing in the ears that isn’t present or heard outside the ear. Tinnitus can be more than a ringing noise; it can also be other sounds such as clicking, hissing, buzzing, swishing, or a Read more..