Hearing and your Heart

Your heart is the prime mover in your body. A healthy heart is the cornerstone of a healthy life. Many studies have tied the health of your ears to the health of your cardiovascular system. Your ears can be a window into the overall health of your heart. The connections between heart and hearing health…

Caring for Your Hearing Aid

Special, regular care is required to ensure that your hearing aid functions properly. Dr. Dena will show you how to check yours for best performance. Every device is different, and some, such as the in-ear Lyric, are virtually maintenance-free. Ask the doctor how you can obtain the necessary items and information for effective maintenance. Here…

Avoiding Swimmer’s Ear

It’s technically referred to as acute external otitis or otitis externa, but most of us know it as Swimmer’s ear, an infection of the outer ear canal. The infection is called swimmer’s ear because it frequently develops due to water remaining in the ears after swimming. This damp environment can promote microbial growth. Swimmer’s ear…

Advice on Ear Cleaning

For many people, grabbing a cotton swab and diving into the ear canal is the accepted method of ear cleaning. You may have the best of intentions, but you’re likely doing more harm than good. And although earwax may make you feel unclean, it actually has nothing to do with personal hygiene. Earwax is vital…

Don’t Believe Your Ears!

Everyone knows the old expression, “I couldn’t believe my eyes!” Sometimes you shouldn’t. We’re all familiar with the startling effects of optical illusions. Your brain, separated from the outside world, depends on your senses to collect information on the environment around it. But it’s important to remember that the brain merely interprets the information it collects. For…

Live Better, Hear Better

Bad lifestyle habits are difficult to break, but where your health is concerned, change is good. Here are five bad habits that can impair and damage the health and your hearing — Smoking It’s been documented for decades that smoking and good health are at odds. A little known side effect of smoking is hearing…