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

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

What Is That Noise!?! – My Take on Living with Tinnitus

Do you hear that? I often ask my family that question. Sometimes I can’t tell if the noise I am hearing is my tinnitus or if the sound is actually there. Usually, it is all in my head. Typically, I know this, to be honest, but I ask anyway, just in case. I have a Continue reading

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