Tinnitus: A Clinical Review

Tinnitus is an umbrella term that defines any sound in the ears or head, including ringing, crickets, roaring, buzzing, whooshing, pulsing, etc. Pronounced “tin-a-tus” or “tin-eye-tus,” 2.6 billion people of all ages worldwide experience this subjective phenomenon, making awareness and education on this topic vital. Causes Tinnitus is most commonly caused by underlying hearing disorders/diseases of the ear. Some causes [...]

2019-01-02T15:23:45-05:00November 13th, 2017|Hearing & Vision|

On What’s New in Cataract Surgery

Patricia Smith, M.D. founder of Triangle Eye Physicians, is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellowship-trained corneal specialist. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Refractive Surgery Society, and the Refractive Surgery Alliance. With age comes the slowly increasing haze [...]

2019-03-29T17:41:36-04:00July 18th, 2017|Hearing & Vision|

Myths About Hearing Loss

1. Hearing loss only affects the elderly. Although statistics (NIDCD, 2010) show that one in three people ages 65+ have hearing loss, about 20 percent of all Americans report some loss. Approximately 15 percent of those ages 20-69 have hearing loss due to noise exposure at work and leisure activities (Center for Disease Control). 2. It doesn’t affect my overall [...]

2019-01-02T15:22:38-05:00May 3rd, 2017|Hearing & Vision|

Healthy Foods May Keep You Seeing Clearly

You can help keep your eyes healthy just by eating good foods like leafy greens, which help prevent macular degeneration (AMD). The secret is two natural pigments called lutein and zeaxanthin which can fortify your eyes against AMD. In fact, a recent study of 90 people with dry AMD revealed that those who took 10 milligrams of lutein daily had [...]

2017-01-09T17:02:33-05:00January 9th, 2017|Hearing & Vision|

Fight Vision Loss and Win

You can age-proof your eyes just by eating good foods like leafy greens which help prevent macular degeneration (AMD). The secret is two natural pigments called lutein and zeaxanthin, which can fortify your eyes against AMD. In fact, a recent study of 90 people with dry AMD revealed that those who took 10 milligrams of lutein daily had measurably sharper [...]

2016-04-29T20:52:04-04:00April 29th, 2016|Hearing & Vision|

Digital Aids Improve Hearing

Marcia was 54 years old when she read about the Miracle-Ear hearing aid. She had complained for months about people who did not speak clearly, especially in meetings but also at the bridge table and in other more intimate venues. Even her husband had begun to mumble, but she bridled at the suggestion she might have a hearing loss. Her [...]

2015-10-26T18:43:14-04:00October 26th, 2015|Hearing & Vision|

Smoking Linked to Hearing Loss

Smoking cigarettes has been linked to lung cancer, throat cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, allergies, and other breathing disorders; however, new research indicates smoking also leads to hearing loss. A study from Western Michigan University, which involved more than 3000 men and women, indicated smokers were nearly 70 percent more likely to suffer hearing loss than non-smokers. The primary consideration relates [...]

2014-09-17T18:15:20-04:00September 17th, 2014|Hearing & Vision|

The Emotional Impact of Hearing

For two decades, Janice S. White has been assisting people with their hearing needs. As founder of Hearing Solutions, she has been present at many life-altering moments when someone hears clearly for the first time. With the dawn of the digital age, the life-altering moment when a customer hears clearly for the first time, occurs more often and more dramatically [...]

2019-01-02T15:23:09-05:00March 14th, 2014|Hearing & Vision|

Safeguarding the Aging Eye

Sight is a precious gift which can be snatched away by a variety of assaults if you are age 50 or older. The risk of developing one of four disorders: cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, poses a real threat for adults which increases with age, the main risk factor for these diseases. For example, half of all [...]

2013-12-14T00:21:30-05:00December 14th, 2013|Hearing & Vision|
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