The Stigma of Hearing Loss

Posted on November 2, 2017

Unfortunately, hearing loss carries a stigma, or “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person” (source). This ignominy is perpetuated by advertisers, the general public, and even people with hearing loss. Due to the stigma of hearing loss, people who struggle with this condition may refrain from seeking treatment, believing that a […]

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Sound Deprivation May Lead to Irreversible Hearing Loss

Posted on February 1, 2017

Although some factors that account for hearing loss cannot be avoided, like family history, disease, and the aging process, others are directly related to a person’s choices. For example, noise exposure is one of the leading causes of hearing loss in adults. We’ve known for many years that loud environments endanger the ears, but until recently, we […]

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Treating Swimmer’s Ear

Posted on August 26, 2016

Earlier this month the USA cheered on Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and many other swimming stars in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, so now feels like the perfect time to discuss an aural issue that often affects swimmers: otitis externa. Fittingly known as “swimmer’s ear,” otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear […]

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What Is an Audiologist?

Posted on August 17, 2016

When your teeth ache, you visit a dentist. When your eyesight declines, you visit an optometrist. And when you experience hearing loss, tinnitus, or any other hearing-related issue, you should visit an audiologist. The title comes from the Latin word audire, which means “to hear,” and the suffix –ology, which means “a subject of study or a branch of […]

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Types of Hearing Aids

Posted on July 20, 2016

Although we’re lucky to have access to excellent auditory technology these days, the selection can be overwhelming. Whether you’re new to the world of hearing aids or looking for an update, take some time to explore your options. Amongst the many types of hearing aids available, you will find several different styles and sizes, and the […]

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Treatments for Tinnitus

Posted on July 20, 2016

If you experience tinnitus, don’t suffer in silence. The ringing, roaring, buzzing, or hissing in your ears may be interfering with your sleep, your relaxation, and your enjoyment of life. Why let tinnitus control your life? Many effective treatments for tinnitus exist these days – treatments based on solid research that have proven effective and benefited many […]

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How Hearing Works

Posted on June 21, 2016

If you have never suffered from auditory issues like tinnitus or hearing loss, it is easy to take your hearing for granted. The hearing process is incredibly complex and relies upon numerous, minuscule parts. When your outer ear picks up a sound, an elaborate operation occurs so that the sound can be translated into information by […]

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Hearing Protection Tips for Summer Concerts

Posted on June 16, 2016

Summertime is here, and many of our favorite musical artists will travel the country on big summer tours. For music lovers, there are few things more enjoyable than live music. The unfortunate irony is that attending these concerts and listening to loud music without hearing protection can cause hearing loss or tinnitus hence decreasing your […]

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Causes of Hearing Loss

Posted on June 10, 2016

If you’re having trouble hearing, don’t suffer in silence. There are many different causes of hearing loss, and some can be successfully treated with medicine, surgery, or a hearing aid. The issue could be rooted in your inner ear, your middle ear, your outer ear, or even your auditory nerve. Sometimes hearing loss is genetic […]

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State-of-the-Art Hearing Aid Connects to the Internet

Posted on May 23, 2016

Dr. Julie recently attended a product release in Orlando introducing Oticon’s groundbreaking Opn™ device. This state-of-the-art hearing aid helps people with hearing loss hear better with less effort and better recall, so that users can retain more of what is said. It expertly manages multiple noise and speech sources as well, so users don’t have to work as hard […]

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