Apr 10, 2017 Voices Of Montana, _Default 0 comment

Koreen Harrington Wants To Know, How Is Your Hearing?


Koreen Harrington, State licensed and nationally board certified hearing instrument specialist came in-studio for Voices of Montana, Monday to speak about hearing and hearing instruments.

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She explained that unfortunately hearing is taken for granted and for many people, the sounds of life are missing. Conversations with friends and family become struggles, social activities are avoided and relationships suffer.

But, with today’s technology, there is no need to suffer. If you have trouble hearing in a crowd or continually ask people to repeat themselves you can certainly be helped by the latest hearing instruments.

Another topic that came up was Tinnitus which is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. Koreen told us that unfortunately it’s a common problem that affects about 1 in 5 people.

Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself — it’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder.

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Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable.

Sound known as white noise can help. White noise can be a low playing radio in the background or it can be recorded sounds of a stream, the beach or static and seems to help especially at night when symptoms can be at their worse.

If you would like to hear the entire podcast with Koreen Harrington, State licensed and nationally board certified hearing instrument specialist click right here. or go to Laurel Hearing Aid’s website right here.

Jon Arneson