Audiology Blog

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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Hearing Health and Cognitive Screenings

All of us at Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center are dedicated to improving your hearing health. Did you know? There is a connection between hearing health and cognitive function? That is why we have started incorporating Cognivue Cognitive Screenings as part of our offering. Though it may seem unrelated, there is increasing evidence that age-related […]

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Face Masks and Hearing Loss: NAL Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of our lives, and the need to wear masks has made life extra difficult for those with hearing loss. The National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) recently released a report on the many ways face masks and shields have been shown to challenge people with hearing loss. See below for […]

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Don’t Fall To Isolation This Holiday Season

This year has been a tough one, and as it nears to an end, it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. Though the holidays are often a joyous time to look forward to, many may feel this year is different. Because of all the challenges this year, many people may not have the same […]

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