Tag Archives: hearing

Is it safe to see an audiologist or hearing care provider during the pandemic? A checklist

If you’ve been putting off seeing an audiologist or hearing care specialist while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s understandable. Many Americans have chosen to delay non-emergency medical care while waiting for things to improve. At the same time, keep in mind that untreated hearing loss is not benign, and the longer you put off… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

Sudden hearing loss in one ear

If you or a loved one has suddenly developed hearing loss, see your doctor right away. While often downplayed as not serious, any new or sudden hearing loss should be taken seriously by you and your healthcare providers. Why? The sooner you get a thorough audiological workup, the better your chances are for a full recovery.… Read More »

Vitamins and hearing health

Many of us know that vitamin D helps our bones and vitamin A is good for vision, but are there any equivalent vitamins for hearing health?  Some vitamins may help preserve hearing. Not exactly, said Dr. Sharon Curhan, MD, a physician and epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. While there… Read More »