Sunday, February 14, 2010
The 1950s was the golden era in the marketing of hearing devices. Marketing for hearing aids was focused on dispelling the perception of bulky hearing aids. With the technological advancement of the transistor in the late 1940s and the subsequent miniaturization of batteries, hearing aids became smaller and more powerful – enabling many hearing impaired individuals to potentially benefit from the newer hearing aids.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
If your bed partner snores, you have five choices: 1)Suffer with it. 2) Change your sleeping arrangements.3) Try to make the snorer stop.4) Use ear plugs yourself.5) Try white noise masking.
Another option is to have custom made sleep earplugs made by your local hearing professional. These are popular with spouses of snorers, and people sleeping with traffic noise nearby. Custom fitted sleep molds are useful for people that have trouble keeping the traditional foam or wax plugs in their ear canals.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Terence Parkin is a Deaf swimmer from South Africa, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 200 metres breaststroke. He was born Deaf and uses sign language to communicate with his swimming coach. Parkin also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2005 Deaflympics in which he took home two gold medals.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
People are seeking alternative solutions for issues that can’t be handled by modern medicine and they want solutions to their problems – preferably simple solutions. Ear candling is not a solution. It’s a dangerous false solution. If you do have an excessive build up of ear wax, learn more about safe ear wax removal and discuss the issue with your family physician.
In other words, ear candling is dangerous and it doesn’t work. Seeing your family physician when you have an excessive amount of ear wax does work.