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In an effort to keep you up-to-date on the latest news concerning hearing loss and related disorders, Timpanogos Hearing & Balance frequently posts blog articles. Check back often for updates!

Protect your hearing from noise exposure

How Can You Protect Your Hearing?

We live in a world full of sounds, especially in American Fork, Utah. The volume of these sounds can vary between safe and dangerous. Prolonged exposure to sounds over 85 decibels (this is the equivalent of city traffic) can cause permanent, irreversible hearing loss. So, what can you do to properly protect your hearing?   […]

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the why and what of tinnitus

Why do you hear a ringing in your ear?

Did the refrigerator just get louder? Or maybe there is a snake slithering around your American Fork kitchen. Unfortunately, neither of these are what is happening right now. That low buzzing, hissing, or ringing in your ear you are hearing is none other than your tinnitus. What is the Ringing in Your Ear? Tinnitus is […]

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Balancing Act (part 2)

As we discussed in the last blog post, our balance system is made up of our inner ear and what we see and feel. This week, we will discuss what happens if something goes wrong. What Causes Balance Disorders? Countless things can cause balance disorders: medications, head injury or a change in the inner ear. […]

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Balancing Act (part 1)

How Your Balance System Works Have you ever wondered how you balance? Seems simple enough; if you get up out of bed you stand up and then just stay standing up. Turns out, nothing is as simple as it seems (tell that to my seven-year-old self who was sure gymnastics would be as easy as […]

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So, You Picked Out Your Hearing Aid, Now What?

Well, you did it. You took the plunge, called the doc and had your hearing tested. With the results in hand, your American Fork audiologist recommended a pair of hearing aids to treat your hearing loss. After much deliberation over the style, additional features and price point, you and your audiologist finally settled on the […]

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