202017Oct

What is a cochlear implant and is it right for my hearing loss?

A cochlear implant (CI) is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of a damaged inner ear. Cochlear implants are different from hearing aids in that they bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) providing a signal to the brain, rather than just making sounds louder. Since cochlear implants are typically…

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52017Oct

What is a Hearing Aid Telecoil and How Does it Work?

A hearing aid telecoil (t-coil) is a small copper antenna inside some hearing aids. T-coils operate by receiving and selectively converting electromagnetic energy into sound which can be heard by the hearing aid user. These sound signals (microphone or direct audio input) are projected into the environment by a loop system. This process, known as…

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142017Mar

Why Shouldn’t I Buy My Hearing Aids Online?

Why Shouldn’t I Buy My Hearing Aids Online? With an increased number of individuals purchasing everything online, it is tempting for those with hearing loss to bypass the professional to get what they may think is cheaper pricing online. Many companies are selling hearing aids illegally online. These companies are constantly getting shut down. The…

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162016May

What is tinnitus and is there treatment?

Tinnitus refers to an individual’s perception of a sound when there is no external sound source. Tinnitus can take many forms, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, humming or hissing. It can be constant, intermittent, and can even vary in pitch and loudness. It can be bothersome to many, often times bringing an array of emotions,…

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152015Oct

Are All Hearing Devices the Same?

No. Hearing aids are not all the same. There are many different brands and some brands are better than others depending on the type of hearing loss you have. It is important to go to a Doctor of Audiology who works with many hearing aid manufacturers and not just one. If a business only works…

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22014Sep

Hearing Aids Are Not Your Average Glasses

Hearing aids are not your average glasses. Many people have the misconception that getting hearing aids is comparable to getting glasses, meaning that they correct your hearing and make it “normal” again. Hearing aids are prescribed according to the hearing test results and individual patient needs. They are then programmed using the results found from…

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22014Sep

Overcoming the Social Stigma Associated with a Hearing Loss

The stigma associated with hearing loss can be a big obstacle for individuals who need help to hear better. Some individuals are afraid to take the next step because of how they think their friends, family, or acquaintances may view them. Negative stereotypes and prejudices have followed hearing loss for years, and it surprises me…

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