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It’s A Loud World Jun 22nd, 2020

Hearing and being able to understand others is arguably the most important facet of communication. In our day to day lives we are surrounded by a cacophony of noise that can present barriers to hearing and understanding one another. When individuals have hearing loss, it presents an additional challenge to...

BHM AAA Hearing Loss: Is the Third Most Common Health Problem in the United States Jun 15th, 2020

Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players (MP3s) and earbuds, the number of Americans experiencing hearing loss...

Tinnitus Jun 8th, 2020

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no sound is present. The first time most people experience tinnitus, it is a slight ringing in their ears after being exposed to loud sounds such as music, fireworks, or firearms. For most people, tinnitus is a brief and occasional phenomenon, but for...

New Provider Update Jun 4th, 2020

Priority Hearing & Tinnitus is happy to announce a change in our provider team! Many existing patients already know Elizabeth Diamond, who has been with us as an extern for the last year, and an ASU intern before that. As of May 2020 she is now Dr. Diamond, and will...

Face Masks and Hearing Loss: Challenges and Solutions Jun 2nd, 2020

As we continue to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of the virus. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to recommend cloth face coverings for everyone when out in public. There is no doubt that the pandemic has presented...

Everything Sounds Too Loud! Apr 29th, 2020

Do you find that sounds that used to sound normal now sound too loud? Do you avoid going to places you know will be loud because you feel that places like restaurants and social events to be uncomfortably loud? You may be affected by hyperacusis.   Hyperacusis is a diagnosis...

Do I Have Hearing Loss? Apr 28th, 2020

For most people, hearing loss happens gradually. This makes it hard to detect as we get used to it over time. Many people don’t even notice as they find ways to compensate. As time goes on, and the hearing loss continues to worsen, we start to miss more and more,...

Achieving Better Hearing in a World Full of Noise Apr 10th, 2020

Hearing and being able to understand others is arguably the most important facet of communication. In our day to day lives we are surrounded by a cacophony of noise that can present barriers to hearing and understanding one another. When individuals have hearing loss, it presents an additional challenge to...

Totally Treatable Tinnitus Apr 10th, 2020

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no sound is present in the environment. The first time most people experience tinnitus, it is a slight ringing in their ears after being exposed to loud sounds such as music, fireworks, or firearms. For most people, tinnitus is a brief and occasional...