Do You Get Hearing Loss Exhaustion?

Do you get hearing loss exhaustion? I sometimes do. Particularly on days where there is more listening than normal required — like at a conference or when there is a social gathering at the end of the day. Even family outings can be exhausting if everyone is talking at once and there is plenty of activity. Continue reading

Do Airplanes Trigger My Tinnitus?

I am lucky enough to have mostly mild tinnitus so far. You can read about that here. But sometimes, I have flare-ups, and lately I have been noticing an interesting pattern. I seem to have at least a day of tinnitus flare after any air travel. This is a problem for me since I LOVE Continue reading

Captions at the Movies? – Bring Them On!

I haven’t enjoyed going to the movies for a while. I find the background soundtrack (the music or special effects) so loud it is painful, and the dialogue difficult to follow. I had gotten into the habit of waiting for a movie to be released on DVD or Netflix and watching it in the comfort Continue reading

Are Earplugs This Generation’s Bike Helmet?

When I was growing up, we did not wear bike helmets, sunscreen, or even seat belts. And kids often sat in the front seat of the car! Today this behavior seems crazy, given what we now know about the risk of concussions, and the permanent damage to our skin that comes from too much sun Continue reading

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