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Mythbusters: Audiology Edition

October is National Audiology Awareness Month and in honor of that, here are 3 myths debunked about audiologists: Myth 1: Audiologists only see older individuals. A common misconception is that hearing loss only affects people over 65. In reality, half of those who suffer from hearing loss are younger than age 65 and hearing loss…

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Types of Hearing Protection

One of the prominent causes of hearing loss is excessive noise exposure. For many patients, they have grown up hunting and target shooting, or have worked many years in a very noisy job. Unfortunately, one the damage from noise has been done, there is no way to reverse it. Instead, we ask all of our…

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How Do I Clean My Ears?

As audiologists, we often get asked “How do I clean my ears?” by patients. Many people do not know that your ear typically cleans itself! Earwax, or cerumen, is a self-cleaning agent meant to protect and lubricate your ear canal. Glands in your ear canal produce this substance to trap dirt and dust particles so…

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Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

What is superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome?Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome (or SSCDS) is a condition where the normal bony covering of the superior semicircular canal (one of the three balance canals that respond to angular acceleration) is missing. What type of symptoms do patients with SSCDS have?Many, but not all, patients with SSCDS have…

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Types of Hearing Loss

What Is Conductive Hearing Loss?Conductive hearing loss is caused by problems with the outer or middle ear that prevent sound waves from reaching the inner ear. Problems of this area might be in the ear canal, eardrum, or in the small bones of the middle ear, as a result of infections, fluid, a perforation in…

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Hear for the Holidays

Whether you’re holding a family gathering at your house, or attending a get-together with friends and family, the holidays are a great time to reconnect and spend time with people you care about. But when you suffer from hearing loss, the holidays can extra stressful. Don’t let your hearing loss prevent you from enjoying the…

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