Additional information on hearing loss, tinnitus, and hearing aids.

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Hearing FAQs

Clogged ears is a common sign of impacted earwax. When earwax builds up inside the ear canal and becomes impacted, it can cause your ears to feel muffled and affect your hearing quality. If you have impacted earwax, contact us for an ear exam. We can look inside your ears and safely remove earwax.

This depends on your degree of hearing loss and the type of hearing aid you have. Typically, hearing aid batteries last anywhere from 3 to 22 days. If you don’t want to worry about changing small hearing aid batteries, we carry rechargeable options.

Yes, stress can cause tinnitus. Tinnitus and anxiety or stress can be experienced together. When you are stressed, your body increases its levels of glutamate, which increases the perception of tinnitus. Then, when your tinnitus is louder, you may experience more stress. This is an unfortunate cycle that affects those with severe tinnitus.

Tinnitus can be genetic. If someone in your family has tinnitus, you may experience it as well. Common causes include genetics, hearing loss, loud noise exposure, or ototoxic medications that cause tinnitus. Objective tinnitus, a rare type of ringing in the ears, can be hereditary.

Ototoxic is when a person develops hearing loss, tinnitus, or balance problems as a result of medication. Ototoxic drugs include certain antibiotics, chemotherapies, and some anti-inflammatory medications.

Yes! Hearing aids are designed to be adjusted and reprogrammed to match your unique hearing prescription. As your hearing loss changes, our audiologists can adjust your hearing aids to better help you. We offer comprehensive hearing aid programming services to ensure your hearing aids are always serving you well.