Read some of our most helpful hearing loss resources.
At CapTel, we’re proud to provide hearing loss resources and knowledge to help readers no matter where they are in their hearing journey. While our hearing loss articles can help you stay informed, your audiologist is always the best hearing loss resource for individualized information and care.
Explore ten of our most-visited hearing loss articles below!
How to Turn on Closed Captions on Your TV
Programming a TV can sometimes feel like trying to speak another language, but closed captioning can help you enjoy your favorite content! Our guide has step-by-step instructions for turning on captions for Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
Common Ear Noises Explained
Crackle, pop, ring…no, we’re not talking about characters in a Rice Krispies cereal commercial! These are three of the most common sounds you may hear in your ears. Our article explains what causes each type of noise and how you might be able to make them go away.
How to Take Care of Your Ears
Practicing proper care can help keep your ears safe and healthy. This article goes over ear care advice like how to clean them, why you shouldn’t forget the ears while applying sunscreen, how to prevent “airplane ear” during travel, and more.
8 Types of Hearing Tests
Wondering what kinds of tests you could get at the audiologist’s office? Our article covers eight types of hearing tests, from pure-tone testing to electrocochleography.
Captioned Phones for Hearing Loss FAQs
Are you or someone you care for considering captioned phones for hearing loss? In this article we compiled answers to common questions people have about CapTel hearing loss telephones.
The Anatomy of the Ear
We’re all familiar with what ears look like on the outside, but the outer ear is just one component of a much more complex system. Learn about each individual part of the ear, their functions, and how damage can occur.
Safe vs. Dangerous Decibel Levels
Noise-induced hearing loss is often preventable, but you can’t protect yourself if you don’t know when your ears are in danger. This hearing loss article covers a range of decibel levels and example sounds you can hear in each range. If you’re around a noise above 80dB, it’s best to wear hearing protection and limit your exposure.
Smartphone Apps for People with Hearing Loss
These days, there’s an app for just about everything. Readers with hearing loss will discover helpful Android and iOS smartphone apps for captioning their cell phone calls, measuring sound levels, making video calls, and more.
6 Gentle Yoga Exercises to Promote Better Hearing
Improve your flexibility and possibly improve symptoms of tinnitus and hearing loss with six simple yoga exercises. This article includes illustrations and instructions for each pose and explains the potential health benefits you can experience with regular practice.
Foods That Promote Hearing Health
Here’s one extra reason to indulge in a handful of dark chocolate-covered almonds: dark chocolate and nuts are both on this list! This article explores a variety of ear-nourishing nutrients like folate, magnesium, and zinc, as well as foods that contain high doses of each mineral and vitamin.