Healthy Meal blog sizeWhile tinnitus is a common occurrence, affecting over 20 million people in the United States, it’s important to know that your diet can play a key role in the severity of your symptoms.

By avoiding certain foods, you may experience some relief from your tinnitus.

grandma granddaughter talkingMay is Better Hearing Month, and we want to help you hear your best! There are many reasons a person avoids having their hearing tested:

  • It’s a sign of aging
  • It’s a sign of impairment
  • It’s embarrassing
  • It happened so slowly they don’t even notice the problem

The family and friends of those experiencing hearing loss will often notice issues long before the person with the hearing loss is willing to admit it.  So how do you have the conversation? 

hearing from 1 ear

Ears may come in pairs, but that doesn’t mean hearing loss does also.

Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a condition where and the individual has completely lost hearing in one ear, while having anywhere from normal hearing or just mild hearing loss in the other.

It may not seem like a big deal since you can “still hear with your good ear,” but SSD can limit your hearing in many ways:

Sound localization: The brain knows which direction sound is coming from by which ear receives the sound first. If you can only hear out of one ear, you may have difficulty locating the origin of the sound.

hearing aidThere are plenty of reasons NOT to by a hearing aid online.  Here are just a few:

 It is a medical device.

                Even if you struggle with hearing, and admit it, making an impulse purchase of a hearing aid can do more harm than good.  Hearing aids are designed with particular needs in mind.  Without knowing the exact type of hearing loss you are experiencing, it may cause more harm. 

You may not actually have hearing loss. 

                There may be other reasons for having trouble hearing – such as a large buildup of ear wax!  A complete screening is necessary for everyone who is having any audiological issues.

Carmen Morris Pomona Host Lions Service"You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" – Melvin Jones

Christensen Hearing Center owner and Pomona Lions Club President, Carmen Morris, recently helped organize the celebration for the Pomona Host Lions 97 years of service and the Lion's Club International's 100 years of service. The photo was taken at the installation celebration event.  The jumbo star-shaped glasses were given to the officers by Installing Officer PGD, Gil Smith, to remind everyone to focus on celebration, service, and fun.

In January 27, 1951 Melvin Jones, secretary-general of Lions International, visited the Pomona Lions Club.  Jones spoke to the crowd in his visit about the importance of looking to the future.  While planning the 100 years of service celebration, Morris was inspired when she found this quote from the newspaper article (below) featured in the Progress Bulletin, now the Daily Bulletin.