When Loud is Too Loud

The Seattle Seahawks made the news last year – not just for their stellar play on the field. They now own a more dubious distinction: they set a new Guinness World Record for crowd noise. Not once, but twice. On … Continue reading

Hearing Loss: Separating Fact from Fiction

Myth Exposed: The most common cause of hearing loss is advancing age. The truth is, exposure to loud noise is the number one cause of hearing loss; only 35 percent of people with hearing loss are older than age 64. … Continue reading

Prevent Painful Falls by Preserving Your Sense of Balance

Aging naturally causes the onset of maladies most never expect, hearing loss being one of the most common. However, balance is another area of our health that can be taken for granted. Problems with equilibrium and sense of balance can … Continue reading

Earwax: When Too Much of a Good Thing Causes Problems

Sometimes mistakenly viewed as a sign of poor hygiene, earwax (also known as cerumen) is produced naturally by glands in the outer ear and plays a very important role in hearing health. It should not be viewed as something dirty … Continue reading

Brain Fitness and Hearing

Recent studies have shown a link between hearing loss and dementia. Patients with moderate to severe hearing loss are most at risk for developing degenerative cognitive. A study to look at the effects of Brain Fitness software was conducted on … Continue reading

Auditory System Deprivation & Its Long-Term Effects

Hearing only starts with your ears. It is the auditory system, composed of the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear and the auditory neurological pathway, that allows the process of hearing to occur. That process begins when sound … Continue reading

Finding the Perfect Fit: The Art of Hearing Device Selection

With the cost of hearing devices ranging from $2,000-$7,000 a pair, patients often ask us, “What’s wrong with the less expensive ones?” The answer is, nothing. In fact, budget hearing devices could be the perfect choice for you. The only … Continue reading

Rechargeable Technology

Rechargeable hearing aids are one of the most requested features that hearing aid uses are asking for. They free users from having to deal with the tiresome task of changing batteries, performing daily battery tests and always carrying around spares. … Continue reading

The Newest Hearing Aids

The Newest Hearing Aids Are Different Hearing aids have been around for the last 70+ years and they continue to advance as time goes on. In the last 10-12 years, hearing aid technology seems to have advanced as fast as … Continue reading

Hearing Loss

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?   When a patient comes to my office to seek help, they often ask if there is a way to restore their hearing. Unfortunately, most people who have hearing loss aren’t able to take medication … Continue reading