Hearing and Power Tools

Hearing and Power Tools

Many people are aware that power tools like drills and saws can be loud- but not everyone knows the damage that this loud sound may be causing to their hearing. Even a short period of exposure to these loud levels can cause permanent hearing loss. It is so important...
What is Cauliflower Ear?

What is Cauliflower Ear?

If you’ve watched a professional rugby match, you might have noticed some players’ ears look lumpy or swollen. This is called Cauliflower Ear. This swelling occurs as a result of a blood clot that forms after physical trauma to the outer ear. What is...
Caffeine and Hearing Loss

Caffeine and Hearing Loss

There are few people who do not enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. Caffeine is something most adults feel they need to consume every day. As audiologists, we are often asked whether there is a link between caffeine and hearing loss. Could caffeine worsen one’s...
Hearing Protection for Musicians

Hearing Protection for Musicians

Anyone who works in the music industry knows that their ability to hear is probably their biggest asset. A musician’s ears enable them to hear the tiny differences in pitch, rhythm and volume that take notes from simple sounds to exciting, moving, gentle or vibrant...