What is a Mild Hearing Loss

Mild hearing loss may sound, umm, mild, but it’s quite the misnomer. Professionals classify any hearing thresholds between 25-40 dB to be a mild hearing loss. (Click here for the different degrees of hearing loss.) But short of measuring your hearing loss precisely,...

Hearing Loss In Men

Those Most At Risk Veterans Firemen Musicians Factory Workers Police Officers Pilots Hunters A recent report made by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has shown that men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss than women. This may seem...

Another Top Work Place for Southwestern

Southwestern Hearing Centers was honored with a 2019 Top Workplace distinction by The Post-Dispatch on Sunday. Southwestern Hearing Centers has won the distinction of Top Work Place for four consecutive years! The award was given following an employee feedback survey...

Ten Tips To Help Protect Your Ears

So you don’t have to miss a single moment! Your ears need special care in order to allow you to hear your best! You should have your ears checked regularly by a hearing care specialist or audiologist. Hearing loss is typically gradual and age-related. However,...

Understanding Tinnitus

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. Tinnitus affects 50 million Americans (nearly one in six of us). Most sufferers describe the sound as “ringing in the ears,” though others...

Caffeine and Hearing Loss

Caffeine and Hearing Loss: Good News for Coffee LoversToday you have the perfect excuse to treat yourself to an extra cappuccino or a straight shot of espresso. But how does caffeine affect you? In terms of your hearing health, we are pleased to share some good news....

Making Hearing Aids Cool

Though AI is revolutionizing the listening experience for hearing aid users, its greatest potential may be the ability to make hearing aids desirable, thereby removing the stigma of use and reaching more patients with hearing loss than ever before. “Anything that...