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Reverse-Slope Hearing Loss

Your Refrigerator Is Running — Can You Hear It? You’re probably familiar with the many telltale, well-known signs of hearing loss — asking people to repeat themselves frequently, turning up the TV to uncomfortable levels for others in the room, or leaning into a conversation on one side to use your “good ear.” But what […]

The Deal With Bargain Hearing Aids

6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Bargain Shop for Your Hearing Aids “Why do hearing aids cost so much?” It’s a question we are frequently asked, and our answer is always the same: We believe that value is not measured by price alone. Rather value comes from the improvement your technology makes in your life. Being able […]

Could Ototoxic Drugs Be Affecting Your Hearing Without Your Knowledge?

What Is Ototoxicity? The definition of ototoxicity, in its simplest form, is ear poisoning (“oto” references the ear and toxicity references “poisoning”). Chemicals, drugs, and other agents that are known to cause hearing loss, balance disorders, or tinnitus are referred to as ototoxic. Damage to the auditory system can occur when the vestibulo-cochlear nerve, which […]

The Warning Signs and Real-Life Impact of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss symptoms aren’t associated only with your hearing. Be aware of the important and predictive signs of hearing loss — and how to help — with this guide. How Hearing Loss Happens: Hearing loss can occur as a result of many different factors, including noise exposure, trauma, disease, aging, and ototoxicity. It can also […]

Identifying Your Symptoms Can Help Treat Your Vertigo

Understanding the Causes of Vertigo Dizziness and/or loss of balance is the second most common complaint doctors hear, and it is the most common complaint in patients over the age of 75. Your bout of dizziness may simply be a fleeting experience, or it may be a symptom of a reoccurring balance condition called vertigo. […]

Recovering from Sudden Hearing Loss

Definitions of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) vary widely, depending on severity, time course, audiometric criteria, and frequency spectrum of the loss. A commonly used criterion to qualify for this diagnosis is a sensorineural hearing loss of greater than 30 dB over three contiguous pure-tone frequencies occurring within a three-day period. Fortunately, the vast majority […]

The Best Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

After hearing stories from our patients of missed connections, alarms, and added stress while traveling, we’ve packed together our best hearing loss travel tips in an easy-to-follow guide. Before You Go: Visit your audiologist Make sure your hearing aids are as prepared for your trip as you are. If you don’t have time to visit […]

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Hearing Aids

Cleaning your hearing aids on a daily basis helps to ensure their performance, longevity, and saves money on repairs. Easy to fit into your nightly routine, these hearing aid cleaning tips will help you to reduce the amount of wax, debris, dust and other contaminants that could affect your technology. First things first: Wash your […]

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