Audiology Blog

What is Audiology?

At Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center, we’re dedicated to your hearing health, and pride ourselves on being caring, competent, and reliable audiologists. But what exactly is audiology? Audiology is the study and science of hearing and balance. Being an audiologist involves providing a number of different services, which can have a significant impact on communication, […]

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Hearing The Call—Arvada—Another Success!

Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center has been a part of Hearing the Call Colorado from the beginning. In fact, Dr. Rudden played a pivotal role in bringing Hearing the Call to Colorado, enabling us to work with this amazing group of hearing health professionals to provide hearing aids to those in need. Our latest event […]

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The Link Between Hearing Impairment and Diabetes

As you may know, many health conditions—like hearing impairment—are linked to each other in some way, and knowledge of these connections is vital in helping diagnose, treat, and manage certain conditions, like diabetes. Until recently, hearing loss had not been linked to diabetes in any way. But that has finally changed. The American Diabetes Association […]

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New Technology Could Measure Tinnitus in Patients

It is estimated that 32% of the U.S. population suffers from tinnitus— the perception of a sound that has no external source. Most patients report they hear a ringing, humming, buzzing, or cricket-like sound that can be constant, intermittent, heard in one ear, both ears, or in the head. Needless to say, it’s uncomfortable, widespread, […]

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Toys May lead to Hearing Loss in Children

Wow! It’s almost impossible to believe the holidays are upon, and yet, here we are, it’s December! Many of us celebrate the holidays with gift-giving, and this year shopping may be a little different. With COVID-19 still keeping us primarily at home, many will have to stick to online shopping to get gifts for their […]

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Surgical Masks and Hearing Loss: COVID-19

Wow! It’s December already, and though we’re past 8 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still learning something new each day. We wanted to share new data that shows how surgical masks degrade speech quality, affecting those with hearing loss the most. Recent studies show mask use can render speech close to unintelligible for many […]

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Tinnitus: Exacerbated by COVID-19

New findings indicate that tinnitus is exacerbated by COVID-19. As if the COVID-19 virus hasn’t done enough damage, it now appears to exacerbating the effects of Tinnitus, according to the Angela Ruskin University (ARU) website. As a reminder, Tinnitus is is the perception of a sound that has no external source. Common sounds include ringing, […]

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