Hearing Loss

Audiology Fact & Fiction

With Doctor Google at everyone’s fingertips, there can be confusion in what is and isn’t true in healthcare. We’ve compiled a short list of audiological fact vs. fiction to help navigate hearing healthcare. “Hearing loss only happens in adulthood” FICTION. Per the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 16% of the population ages…

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Hear for the Holidays!

Let’s make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is a time to gather with friends and family, maybe eat a little turkey, and leave cookies for Santa. Festive parties full of holiday music and the laughter are welcome events for many of us—but they can be a challenge for…

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How Do I Know If I May Have Hearing Loss?

It’s not always easy to tell if you are beginning to lose your hearing, especially if it happens gradually. Sometimes, family members and friends may notice your hearing loss before you do. Common signs of hearing loss include: Some causes for hearing loss can be treated such as wax removal and ear infections. If you…

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Is a Cochlear Implant Right for Me?

For many patients with hearing loss, hearing aids are a great solution. Hearing aids amplify sounds based on the patient’s hearing test which allows patients to have better access to sounds and improved speech recognition. Basically, hearing aids aid the patient in hearing better. A cochlear implant, on the other hand, allows patients to hear…

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Basics of Auditory Processing Disorders

Audiologists generally work with those who have hearing loss due to damage to the peripheral portions of the ear, i.e. the cochlea (organ of hearing), ossicles (the bones in the middle ear space), or the external auditory canal. These peripheral losses are identified through a standard hearing assessment where a patient’s audibility is tested at a variety…

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