The Hidden Dangers of Cotton Swabs

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They say you shouldn’t stick anything in your ear smaller than an elbow. Think that’s an old wives’ tale? A man from Coventry, England would beg to differ. Resist the Urge to Poke Around in There Many people in Las Vegas routinely clean their ears with cotton swabs or Q-tips. No big deal, right? After Read More

Hearing Loss & Diabetes

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An estimated 30 million Americans – or one out of ten people in Las Vegas – has diabetes, making it one of the nation’s leading health concerns. Another 84 million have prediabetes, which means their odds of developing the disease within the next five years are markedly higher. There is a wide variety of potential Read More

Penicillin Allergy: Less Cause for Alarm Than Previously Thought

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If you’re one of the approximately ten percent of people in Las Vegas who is allergic to penicillin, you might want to consider going in for an allergy test in order to confirm this is actually the case. New research shows that many patients who have avoided penicillin their entire lives actually have nothing to Read More

Help Your Hearing Thrive from 9 to 5

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Whether you work in an office or a less traditional setting, the only thing you really want to bring home from work is a steady paycheck. But many people in Las Vegas end up with job-related hearing loss. It’s the responsibility of your employer to ensure a safe environment in which to work, but why Read More

How to Shop Better with Hearing Loss

‘Tis the season…to shop ‘til you drop! Maneuvering through crowded shopping malls is difficult enough during the holidays; when you’ve got hearing loss, it’s an even tougher proposition. We’ve got some tips for those with hearing loss in Las Vegas who are still scouring the aisles for last-minute gifts. We can’t tell you what to Read More

Why You Should Start the Hearing Aid Process Now

When you’re young, your Christmas wish list is easy: a doll, a football, or – this being the 21st century – a smartphone. Grown-up Christmas wishes are harder. If you’re experiencing hearing loss in Las Vegas asking Santa for hearing aids may result in the best gift of all. Hearing Loss in Las Vegas Hearing Read More

Can You Repair Your Own Hearing Aids?

If you fancy yourself a handyperson and know the difference between socket, adjustable, and Allen wrenches, you might be tempted to tinker with your hearing aids should they suddenly quit working. While a DIY mentality is admirable, your Las Vegas audiologist doesn’t recommend attempting to repair hearing aids yourself; they are sophisticated instruments with complex Read More

Who Can Benefit from Hearing Aids?

Wondering who can benefit from hearing aids? The obvious answer is, anybody who has trouble hearing! And that’s a large number; hearing loss is one of the most common physical conditions in Nevada and across the United States, affecting approximately 48 million people. But it won’t help with all types of hearing loss – and Read More

Common Treatments for Sinus Infections

Wondering what the most common chronic health condition in the United States is? If you’re suffering from sinusitis in Las Vegas, then you already know. In Nevada, ear and sinus infections rank as the top physical complaint – and statistics reveal the same is true across the country. In fact, some 37 million Americans have Read More

Surfer’s Ear and Other Summer-Related Disorders

Residents of landlocked Las Vegas, Nevada might think a condition called surfer’s ear is the least of their worries. While it’s reasonable to assume that you have better odds of having a slot machine fall on your foot and spraining your toe, the truth is you are not immune from this painful affliction. When the Read More