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Hearing & Balance Doctors is currently open. We are taking special measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including offering a curbside service for hearing aids. Please call 435-688-8991 for more information. Utah: 435-688-8991 | Nevada: 702-896-0031
Hearing & Balance Doctors is currently open. We are taking special measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including offering a curbside service for hearing aids. Please call 435-688-8991 for more information. Utah: 435-688-8991 | Nevada: 702-896-0031

Why Does Hearing Our Own Voice Sound So Strange?

Many people dislike hearing their voices through recordings or through microphones. This disaffection is magnified when someone needs to wear hearing aids, as it leaves the wearer constantly hearing their voice as it is fed through the hearing aid microphones. So, why does hearing your own voice seem so strange played back or through microphone […]

Cognitive Improvements Through Hearing Aid Use

The impact of hearing loss extends far beyond simply having difficulties with hearing. Not only does hearing loss make capturing the sounds around you difficult, but it also can impact your brain health, leading to cognitive decline. However, you don’t have to accept cognitive decline if you have hearing loss. Instead, research has begun to […]

What Causes Sudden Hearing Loss?

In general, hearing loss isn’t the kind of issue that comes on suddenly. Instead, hearing loss is usually a combination of long-term loud noise exposure, genetics, and other health issues. However, there are times where hearing loss can come on suddenly, though it is not always permanent. Whether you or a loved one has dealt […]

Coronavirus Anxiety Can Trigger Tinnitus Spikes

There are millions of Americans living with tinnitus. For many of these people, their tinnitus is a small, underlying annoyance that only pops up occasionally, while only a small percentage struggle with debilitating tinnitus symptoms. However, during the novel coronavirus pandemic, more people are experiencing tinnitus. As our doctors of audiology often explain, tinnitus can […]

Advice From Your Audiologist: Using Hearing Aids With Protective Masks

The most common style of protective face masks relies on elastic loops being hooked behind your ears. But, if you wear hearing aids, these elastic loops can easily dislodge your hearing aids as you take off your protective mask. Even worse, since many people take off their face coverings once they leave a store and […]

Supplementing Your Tinnitus Treatment Through Mindfulness

Finding the right tinnitus treatment can require you to investigate several treatment options. Many of these options cover devices and other tangible types of intervention, but one kind of treatment that isn’t as often covered is practicing mindfulness. Ways To Embrace Mindfulness And Tinnitus Being mindful is to focus on the here and now—from what […]

My Newborn Failed A Hearing Screening. What Do I Need To Know?

For children born in a hospital, before they are discharged, they should receive a hearing screening. This screening is to quickly assess if all is well with your newborn’s hearing. However, if a newborn fails the hearing screening, it can leave parents at a loss for what to do next. Here at Hearing & Balance […]

Those With Hearing Loss Have A Higher Chance Of Physical Injuries

Hearing loss can sometimes be dismissed as an issue of inconvenience—something that may annoy the person with hearing loss but has no further ramifications. But, as our doctors of audiology here at Hearing & Balance Doctors try to emphasize to patients, there are many serious consequences to untreated hearing loss. Issues ranging from depression to […]

Can Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

There can be many causes of hearing loss, from loud noise exposure to being born with hearing impairment. Illness is another way to develop hearing loss, and those who experience ear infections will often have temporary hearing loss. However, in some cases, chronic ear infections can cause hearing loss. If your hearing hasn’t recovered after […]

How The Hearing Loss Community Can Adapt to COVID-19 Life Changes

An unexpected side-effect of COVID-19 is how social distancing and other preventative measures have isolated the hearing loss community. As those who are hard-of-hearing, as well as the deaf community, rely heavily on visual cues when communicating, being cut off from face-to-face interaction can create barriers. To help the hearing loss community tackle some of […]