Little Rock Audiology Blog

Are your meds damaging your ears?

Hearing loss could be a side effect of your medication. Some diuretics for heart disease, chemotherapies, and antibiotics (especially gentamicin, neomycin, and others in the –mycin family) could damage your ears. Getting better is probably your first priority, but it’s worth contacting Little Ro...

Different types of hearing loss

There are three main types of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It is permanent and caused either by damage to tiny hair-like cells in the inner ear or to the auditory nerve. The auditory nerve carries important information about the loudness, pitch an...

Lack of Communication Causes Loneliness

In some cases, hearing loss can cause a person to be unable to communicate. Being able to clearly hear and communicate wishes with caregivers and loved ones reduces the sense of loneliness and isolation that can often accompany a patient’s final days. It also gives a patient a sense of autonomy, w...

Tips to help someone you love

Do you have a loved one that is dealing with hearing loss? Here are 6 quick tips to help you! Choose a private location to discuss it Talk without shouting Remind them they aren’t alone Express how their hearing loss affects you Explain how treatment can improve their quality of life Show your...

Can hearing loss affect your career?

More than 10 percent of full-time employees have a diagnosed hearing problem, and another 30 percent suspect they have a problem, but have not sought treatment.  And of those with a suspected hearing loss, nearly all report that this hearing loss impacts them on the job, with complaints ranging fro...