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Occasionally, a patient will tell me that their friend/coworker/neighbor/family member has a hearing implant, and they would like to know more about it. There are actually several types of implants that can help you hear better. Cochlear implants are the most common implants. These devices have two parts – an electrode array that is implanted into the cochlea in the

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For some people hearing aids and hearing loss may seem like taboo topic of conversation. Here, at Audiology Consultants, we want to shed some light on some Hearing and Hearing Aid related myths.             MYTH: Hearing Aids Constantly Squeal FACT: When many people think about hearing aids, they think about the devices their parents or grandparents

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There are a lot of different hearing aids available, and they are definitely not a one size fits all solution.  The first step in the process is a complete hearing test which will provide necessary information regarding your hearing needs.  After the hearing test, the audiologist can help guide you through the selection process and what will work best for

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Did you know the two leading causes of hearing loss are loud noise and aging? As a licensed audiologist, I like to remind my patients that only one of these things are preventable (unfortunately it is not aging!). Often, many of my patients report that they wish they took steps to protect their hearing before the damage occurred. Noise induced

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Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing, buzzing, whooshing or hissing sensation in your ears, but the sound is not caused by an external noise. With more than 50 million Americans experiencing tinnitus, it is likely that you are someone you know are also experiencing tinnitus. This might be especially true if you were around a lot of loud sounds.

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In August 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued their finalized rule regarding Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids, effectively creating a new category of hearing aids. This new FDA ruling is intended to increase access to OTC devices and put stricter criteria on devices already on the market or future devices. Why are OTC hearing aids being made available? Studies

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Just like any technology, hearing aids get a little better every year. Patients will often reminisce about their parents’ or grandparents’ hearing aids – but things have changed since then! A lot of the same features are still available, but they have improved dramatically. For example, feedback or squealing is often a concern. Older hearing aids had minimal ability to

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By, Laura Schroeder, Au. According to the National Institute on Deafness, roughly 1 in 8 people over the age of 12 have hearing loss in both ears. Hearing loss becomes more common as we age: hearing loss has a significant impact on 8.5 % of people who are 55 to 64 years old, almost 25% of people who are 65

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By: Kevin Kock, Au According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 28.8 million adults in the United States can benefit from hearing aids. Further, between 20 and 30% of adults who could benefit from hearing aids have never used them before. Like many people, you might be wondering if hearing aids are right for you.

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By, Ali Carmichael, Au.D An Audiologist is a university trained specialist in hearing health care. Audiologists undergo rigorous post-secondary training to be able to identify and treat various hearing and balance related problems. Many audiologists hold a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) but will at a minimum hold a Masters in Audiology. Audiologists are trained to take a holistic approach

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