Learn about the latest hearing health care news through our monthly blogs.

How Do Your Ears Work?

Child's ear

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, it turns out, are surprisingly complex organs that collect and process sounds in the environment and send them to the brain for interpretation. […]
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Traveling with Hearing Aids

Person rolling their suitcase through an airport

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 […]
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Caring for Your Hearing Aids

Tools to repair 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 […]
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Hearing Loss & Osteoporosis

X-Ray to show Osteoporosis and risk of hearing loss

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 […]
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Why Should You Have a Hearing Screening?

Man suffering from social withdrawal

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 […]
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Can Hearing Aids Help Your Marriage?

Happily married couple who treated their hearing loss with hearing aids.

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 […]
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How Can Hearing Aids Help Tinnitus?

Ringing in the ear from 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 […]
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Do You Need Hearing Aids?

Question - 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 […]
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Yanny or Laurel? Hearing Loss Might Influence Your Answer.

Sound Waves in Los Angeles

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 […]
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Hearing Loss and Heart Disease

Hearing Loss and Heart Disease in Los Angeles

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 […]
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Protect Your Ears this Independence Day

Protect Your Ears this Independence Day in Los Angeles

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 […]
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Protect Your Hearing During the World Cup

Protect Your Hearing During the World Cup in Los Angeles

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 […]
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Types of Hearing Loss

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 […]
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Protect Your Hearing This Summer

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 […]
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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

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 […]
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Airplane Ear

Airplane Ear

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 […]
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How Does Hearing Work?

The Three Parts of the Ear

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 […]
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Can Hearing Aid Help Your Career?

Can Hearing Aid Helps 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 […]
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It’s Movie Season!

Hearing loss at the movies

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, […]
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10 Tips for Efficient Communication with the Hearing Impaired

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 […]
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Tinnitus Week

Tinnitus Week

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 […]
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How Do You Clean Your Hearing Aid?

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 […]
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Talking to Your Boss About Hearing Loss

Workplace in Los Angeles

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 […]
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Holiday Dinner Survival Guide

Holiday Dinner with Hearing Loss

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 […]
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The History of Hearing Aids

The History of Hearing Aids in Los Angeles

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 […]
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Tinnitus and Concerts

Protect Your Ears in Los Angeles

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 […]
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Tips for Preventing Hearing Loss This Fall

Fall in Los Angeles

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 […]
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