Answers to your hearing
related questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, hearing aids do help tinnitus. If you have hearing loss and tinnitus, then you may experience ringing in the ears more frequently because your world is quieter. At Ear Works Audiology, we carry hearing aids with a special tinnitus masking feature that will play soothing sounds to distract your brain from the symptoms of tinnitus.

To keep your hearing aids working their best it’s important to clean them every day. When you take your hearing aids out of your ears always be sure to wipe them down with a dry, soft cloth to remove any earwax, dust, or dead skin cells. Never get your hearing aids wet, it’s best to use a cleaning brush with a wax loop to clean your devices. We carry hearing aid cleaning kits at our hearing centers for optimal hearing aid care.

Yes, there are many ototoxic medications that can cause tinnitus. Medicines that can cause tinnitus include:

  • Aspirin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Beta blockers
  • Certain cancer medications

Many people use isopropyl alcohol, rubbing alcohol, for treating and cleaning the ears. However, we recommend that if your ears are bothering you, you come in for an ear exam. If your ears hurt, are clogged with earwax, or you think you may have an ear infection, it’s best to have them examined by a professional.

Hearing aids have an average lifespan of 3-7 years. To get the most out of your devices, it’s important to bring them in on a regular basis for a deep cleaning and maintenance checks. Although your hearing aids can last you for many years, many people like to upgrade their devices around the 3-year mark to take advantage of new technology.

If sounds seem muffled in one or both ears, it could be due to a couple reasons. Muffled hearing can be the result of clogged ears due to earwax or it can be a sign of hearing loss. The best way to determine why you can’t hear well out of your ears is to come in for a hearing check-up.

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Nassau County

Garden City

1100 Franklin Avenue


Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: (516) 248-0068


20 Hicksville Road


Massapequa, NY 11758

Phone: (516) 308-7737


4045 Hempstead Tpk.


Bethpage, NY 11714

Phone: (516) 396-1017

Lake Success

2 Ohio Dr.


Lake Success, NY 11042

Phone: (516) 622-3387

Great Neck

225 Community Drive


Great Neck, NY 11020

Phone: (516) 466-0206


485 Underhill Blvd.


Syosset, NY 11791

Phone: (516) 588-9196




Suffolk County


57 Southern Blvd.


Nesconset, NY 11767

Phone: (631) 238-5785

Port Jefferson Station

1500 Route 112

Bldg 6 - Suite H

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Phone: (631) 928-4599


6080 Jericho Tpk.


Commack, NY 11725

Phone: (631) 486-9430

Wading River

5964 Route 25A

Wading River, NY 11792

Phone: (631) 886-2770

West Islip

510 Montauk Hwy

Suite H

West Islip, NY 11795

Phone: (631) 332-3274