Learn about the latest hearing health care news through our monthly blogs.
Exploring the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
Hearing loss is widespread in Encino. An estimated one out of every five Californians has a hearing impairment to some degree; whether mild or severe, the impact on their daily lives is great. Not only does hearing loss make communication difficult; it has been linked to a number of health hazards. One of the most […] Read More →
Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is one of the most common physical health conditions in Los Angeles and across the U.S. It affects approximately 48 million people and can strike individuals of all ages. You probably have at least a passing knowledge of the factors most likely to contribute to hearing loss, but there are some less-obvious causes […] Read More →
Resolve to Treat Your Tinnitus in the New Year
Many people in Encino woke up on New Year’s Day with a ringing in their ears. For some, it was the aftereffects of a night spent partying; a few hours after the ball dropped, the ringing disappeared, and their hearing returned to normal. For others, the noise is more persistent and becomes a constant background […] Read More →
When Your 8 to 5 Exceeds 85 Decibels
If you’re like most people in Los Angeles, you probably think hearing loss won’t be a problem until you’re well into your golden years. The truth is, only one-third of adults with a hearing impairment are older than 65. Hearing loss affects people of all ages, and one of the most common culprits in younger […] Read More →
How Do Your Ears Work?
If you’re like most people in Lexington, you probably don’t give your ears much thought unless you’re stabbing a hole through the lobe or covering them up when it’s cold. The ears are surprisingly complex organs that collect and process sounds in the environment and send them to the brain for interpretation. Think of the […] Read More →
Traveling with Hearing Aids
With the holiday season upon us, many people in Los Angeles will be hitching up their sleigh – err, convertible – and hitting the road. This is the time of year when we merge onto the 110 for a trip over the Los Angeles River and through the Hollywood (to grandmother’s house we go)! Those […] Read More →
Caring for Your Hearing Aids
When you make a significant investment in something, you want to treat it with care. We’re betting you wouldn’t buy a Maserati and run it through a five-dollar carwash! Hearing aids are no different (other than being a heck of a lot less expensive!). We’re not going to sugarcoat things; hearing aids are a major […] Read More →
Hearing Loss & Osteoporosis
October is National Audiology Awareness Month, an opportunity for those in Los Angeles to learn more about the profession of audiology and the importance of hearing protection in order to help prevent hearing loss. Much of the education centers on well-known complications and side effects of hearing loss – isolation, depression, dementia, increased risk of […] Read More →
Why Should You Have a Hearing Screening?
There are certain things in life we take for granted: Tom Brady defying the aging process, Kanye West behaving controversially, and the return of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes even before the leaves begin to change colors. Many of us would add “hearing” to that list, assuming it will always be there for us until the […] Read More →
Can Hearing Aids Help Your Marriage?
Hearing loss isn’t only associated with negative physical and sociological side effects, but it can also be a marriage killer. Many a Los Angeles relationship has faltered when one partner believes the other isn’t listening to them, but before you schedule an appointment with a divorce lawyer, consider the possibility that the problem doesn’t involve […] Read More →
How Can Hearing Aids Help Tinnitus?
If you’re suffering from tinnitus in Encino, know that you are not alone: an estimated one out of five individuals across the country experiences a ringing in their ears. For some it’s an intermittent nuisance, while others find it a constant distraction that affects many areas of their daily lives. Regardless of the impact tinnitus […] Read More →
Do You Need Hearing Aids?
According to the most recent studies, 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. Believe it or not, many of them don’t even realize they have a problem. You might think it would be obvious if you needed a hearing aid, but plenty of people with hearing loss in Los Angeles are completely unaware […] Read More →
Yanny or Laurel? Hearing Loss Might Influence Your Answer.
A few months ago, a four-second internet audio clip went viral, generating a difference of opinion that rivaled the infamous “what color is the dress?” debate of 2015. (For the record, the dress was blue. End of argument.) This time, the question centered over whether a computerized voice was saying “Yanny” or “Laurel,” with respondents […] Read More →
Hearing Loss and Heart Disease
Los Angeles residents have many things to worry about: traffic-clogged freeways, escalating housing prices, scoring a reservation at that trendy new eatery. Unfortunately, if you have been diagnosed with heart disease, you should add hearing loss to your list of concerns. The Connection Between Hearing & the Cardiovascular System Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s #1 […] Read More →
Protect Your Ears this Independence Day
Nothing screams summer like sunshine, barbecues, swimming pools, and the 4th of July. As fun as Independence Day is, the holiday poses danger to residents of Los Angeles and throughout the country, whose hearing can be damaged during the festivities. Taking steps to protect your hearing will ensure your holiday celebration is safe and enjoyable […] Read More →
Protect Your Hearing During the World Cup
The World Cup is back! After four long years, we are finally reunited with the best players in the soccer community, playing for their home country in an epic month-long tournament. This time around it is hosted in Russia and games will be played in 11 different cities around the country. So why is your […] Read More →
Types of Hearing Loss
There are more than 48 million people in Los Angeles and throughout the country with hearing loss. Much like the two types of vision problems, nearsightedness and farsightedness, there are two distinct types of hearing loss. Understanding the difference between these two types of hearing loss can ensure you receive the best treatment plan for […] Read More →
Protect Your Hearing This Summer
With Memorial Day right around the counter, the unofficial start to summer is almost here. With that comes vacations, trips to the beach and backyard barbeques. But summer activities can also leave you exposed to particularly high decibel levels, which can permanently harm your hearing. Your Los Angeles audiologist is here to help you enjoy […] Read More →
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month
In addition to preparing for the end of the school year, getting your summer vacation plans finalized and planning your next barbecue, May is the time to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Better Hearing & Speech Month is a time to encourage people […] Read More →
The summer is so close you can almost taste it. With that comes vacations; hopefully to a far-off land full of mystery. Even if you are only going a few states away, many of us will find ourselves at LAX for one reason or another during this time of year. To prepare for your trip […] Read More →
How Does Hearing Work?
Have you ever looked at something that makes sound and wondered how the whole process works? How does sound travel through the air, enter your ear and somehow let your brain know you heard something? While many people take this process for granted, there are almost 48 million people in Los Angeles and around the […] Read More →
Can Hearing Aid Help Your Career?
Even though hearing loss is quite common (nearly 48 million people in Los Angeles and around the country are currently suffering from it), it continues to be stigmatized. Because of that, only 20 percent of those who could benefit from a hearing device actually wear one. And of those individuals, they wait an average of […] Read More →
It’s Movie Season!
The time between New Year’s and Memorial Day can be long. Instead of counting down the months until your next vacation, try taking your mind off it with a trip to the movies! There are no shortage of movie theaters in Los Angeles, from ArcLight Cinemas to New Beverly Cinema downtown. Now for most folks, […] Read More →
10 Tips for Efficient Communication with the Hearing Impaired
Do you have someone in your life with hearing loss? Chances are you do as it affects nearly 48 million people in Los Angeles and throughout the country. Communicating with someone who has hearing loss is often frustrating, and that frustration goes both ways. Instead of letting those with hearing loss continue to sit in […] Read More →
February 5-11 is Tinnitus Week. For the second year, the American Tinnitus Association has joined forces with the British Tinnitus Association, Tinnitus Research Initiative and TinnitusHub to help raise global awareness of tinnitus and how it impacts millions around the world. Your hearing loss specialists at House Clinic are proud to be part of the […] Read More →
How Do You Clean Your Hearing Aid?
Like most electronics or expensive suede shoes, hearing aids cannot get wet. But what about cleaning them, you may find yourself wondering. Since hearing aids spend their days in a damp and dirty ear, they have to be cleaned. You are right – they do! Cleaning your hearing aids is an important part of routine […] Read More →
Talking to Your Boss About Hearing Loss
New year, new you. There are 48 million people in Los Angeles and throughout the country with hearing loss; 65 percent of those individuals are under the age of 65. That’s a lot of people with hearing loss still working. If you are one of these people, now is the time to finally talk to […] Read More →
Holiday Dinner Survival Guide
The holiday season is in full swing, and with that comes large dinners with family and friends. According to your Los Angeles audiologist, 50 percent of all families will have at least one person at their holiday table with hearing loss. Below are a few tips to help make sure everyone is included in the […] Read More →
The History of Hearing Aids
Hearing loss has long been a problem people in Los Angeles and around the world have long struggled with. For centuries, it was a commonly held assumption that those with hearing loss had other disabilities; because of this, they were often discriminated against. In the 16th century, a Spanish monk named Pedro Ponce was able […] Read More →
Tinnitus and Concerts
Concerts are great. If you listen to one piece of advice from your House Clinic Los Angeles audiologist, it would be to wear hearing protection while enjoying the show. If you don’t, seeing that epic guitar riff won’t be your only lasting memory of the show. How Loud Music Causes Hearing Loss Any sound over […] Read More →
Tips for Preventing Hearing Loss This Fall
Protect your hearing this fall With Halloween in the rearview mirror, you are now able to focus on other parts of fall – namely football and leaf raking. Just be careful; some of these fall activates can put your hearing health in danger. Below are some tips to keep you safe. Avoid the Leaf Blower […] Read More →