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I can hear ... I just can't understand

November 25, 2020

During our initial consultation with patients we are often told; “I can hear just fine... I just don’t understand what people say to me.” Some people will actually ask how is it possible that sounds are loud enough but at the same time dull. While our ears are very complex...they still must use the brain to make sense of the signals that are being gathered. The sound waves move and stimulate nerves in ...

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Your hearing and balance after COVID-19

November 19, 2020

There is quite a bit of research going on as to whether or not COVID-19 is causing problems with hearing. As time goes on there are so many different side effects becoming prevalent. Some will be short term and treatable; while others are long term. The research is endless. Most people are aware at this point of side effects such as; shortness of breath, joint pain, fever, bad headaches and coughing. These may occur pretty ...

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All ears: How often should I replace my hearing aids?

November 17, 2020

Today’s hearing aids are more sophisticated than ever before. They utilize the most advanced microelectronics, wireless radios, and computer processors, and they are built to exacting specifications to offer the best hearing possible. This includes being as resistant to moisture, dust and dirt as a high-tech instrument that sits in your ear all day can be. However, this does not mean hearing aids never break down or never need to be replaced. If hearing ...

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Can an ear infection cause hearing loss?

November 9, 2020

Often we are seen by patients who are experiencing an ear infection. Like most infections the ear may become painful or tender. You may have a colored discharge secreting from your ear canal. The color of the discharge may range from a very light yellow to a nasty looking green,. Wax may also be in the mix. The ear canal may also have a noticeable displeasing odor. Can you have an ear infection and NOT ...

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Four ways hearing better can help you age better

November 4, 2020

We all want to stay healthy and happy as we age. Exercising and eating right are two obvious things we can do to help. But did you know hearing our best has a big impact, too? Here are four ways hearing your best can help you age your best. Hearing your best helps keep you social When we hear clearly and without limitations, it’s easier to be engaged, maintain connections, feel a part of ...

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