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Tips for those who have trouble swallowing pills

Before swallowing your pills lubricate your mouth and throat by taking a few sips of water. Move your head forward with your chin down when trying to swallow a pill. Swallow your pills  with cold water or juice. Take one pill at a time. Use a water bottle. If none of these tips where able to help you to swallow your pills, you can blend them into a smoothie. If some of your pills are capsules,  be sure you open them and dump in Read More...

How to clean your ears

Ask your doctor to remove the wax in their office. Clean the outside of your ear with a damp cloth. If you choose to use cotton swabs, don’t insert them into the ear canal. You can use earwax softener to soften earwax for easier removal. You can use a syringe to irrigate your ears. Read More...

Do you have a large bump jutting out at the base of your big toe?

Doctors call that bump hallux valgus, but you might know it as a bunion. Bunions form at a joint. That’s where the toe bends normally when you walk. But when you have a bunion, all of your body weight rests on it each time you take a step. It can hurt when you walk. And, because your shoe likely rubs against it, a bunion can also cause calluses to form. Try these tips to relieve the pain and pressure on the toe joint: Maintain Read More...

Holiday Party Tips For Hearing Aid Wearers

Newer hearing technologies can help make background noise less annoying by using noise management technology. At the same time, you can take steps to make things easier for yourself in challenging hearing environments. For instance, if you find yourself hosting one of the many parties that pop up during the holiday season, some simple concepts can help with your ability to hear. Keep the background music volume low. Aside from keeping the music from being too difficult to hear over, Read More...

Tips For Your Hearing Aid Appointment

If you’re experiencing hearing loss symptoms, or if you currently wearing a hearing aid but have noticed more trouble hearing, it may be time to visit your audiologist. What to do before going into the office Go into your appointment prepared to share specific questions and details with your audiologist. Try to describe the situations that you are having trouble hearing in and the level of difficulty that you are having in them. If you are taking any medications, make sure to Read More...

Benefits Of Broad Frequency Hearing: Better Hearing In Noise

Hearing and understanding sound are different issues for most people. Oftentimes, people who wear hearing aids will say, “I can hear him, but I can’t understand him.” This challenge is especially pronounced in noisy situations, like a restaurant with clinking glasses and plates, or a bowling alley where sounds reverberate throughout a large space with sound reflecting hard surfaces on the walls, floor and ceiling. It is often difficult to focus on a specific person’s voice when there are a Read More...

7 Tips To Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by extremely loud bursts of sound, or exposure to loud noise over a long period of time. For instance, someone who spends a lot of time in a woodworking shop, who hunts, or drives a truck may have long-term exposure to loud sounds. Noise exposure can cause damage to the hair cells involved in hearing, and to the auditory nerve itself. The ‘stuffy’ feeling that we experience for hours or days after significant noise Read More...