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October Is National Audiology Awareness Month

Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That is over 4 times the amount of people who live in New York City. The statistics are shocking and even more so knowing that over half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65. Hearing loss is an increasing Continue Reading

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

A young boy speaking letters. Text reads May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Communication across the lifespan.

Better Hearing and Speech Month Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sponsors Better Hearing & Speech Month in an effort to educate the public about hearing and communication disorders. The theme for 2019 is "Communication Across the Lifespan." Hearing and Continue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Use Cotton Swabs to Clean Your Ears

Don't Do It text over photo of cotton swabs.

Have you ever been tempted to clean out your ears (or your children’s ears) with cotton swabs? Experts have one word of advice: don’t! Earwax (cerumen) is supposed to be in your ears. It has a mission: to keep your ears healthy by trapping dust and dirt so that they don’t travel deeper into your Continue Reading