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

“Best” Hearing Aids

Is there really a “best” hearing aid, one device that outperforms all others for every single person and every type of hearing loss? This is a question I am asked by many of my patients and the short answer is … Continue reading

Is There a Cure for Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the third most common ailment in the United States, affecting over 53 million people. Tinnitus is most commonly referred to as a ringing in your ears, but some people describe it as a rushing or roaring. So, is … Continue reading

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May … Continue reading