Category: Hearing Loss Treatment

Yes, I'm an Audiologist

When I dropped off lab coats at the cleaner this week, I was greeted by a new employee. As he unloaded my bundle he pretended to give himself a shot in the backside, and then asked me where I worked. When I replied, he cupped his ear and gave the never-gets-old response “what?!” Most people... Read more »

What Does an Audiologist Really Do?

Yes, we help people with hearing and balance. We educate on ear protection and provide relief for those with tinnitus. But I believe, Audiologists do so much more. An Audiologist improves the quality of one’s life. An Audiologist prevents social isolation. Participation in social activities actually increases lifespan. An Audiologist can help to reduce the... Read more »

Say Yes To Hearing Help!

  Having trouble hearing? If the answer is YES, then there is help! If a medical professional has told you that there is no help for your hearing, it’s time for a second opinion. When you seek advice from a hearing professional because you are having difficulty hearing and you are told that you can’t... Read more »

Your Heart and Your Hearing

This may come as a surprise to you. Your heart and ears have a lot in common. The organ of hearing or cochlea requires a rich blood supply and needs to be bathed in the nutrients that are supplied by a healthy heart. When an Audiologist tests your hearing, there are patterns that suggest changes... Read more »

The First Step To Treating Hearing Loss

Taking the first step to treat your hearing can take you down many paths. You can make the choice to see an Audiologist or decide to select a product on your own, without the help of a professional. If you choose to select your own hearing device, that’s fine because an Audiologist can evaluate most... Read more »

Listen Up: Hearing Aids Have Changed!

Listen Up: Hearing Aids Have Changed!
Hearing aids are not what they used to be. I can’t tell you how excited we get when a new patient approaches us looking to improve their hearing or when our existing patients are ready to replace their current devices. And just like computers, technology changes rapidly. If you have a smart phone, we can... Read more »

Changes in Hearing Sneak Up on Us.....

We don’t always notice that our hearing has changed. But trust me, everyone else around you does. Until you hear what you are missing, it’s hard to understand. I have a patient who came in for regular hearing checks. He didn’t do anything to correct his hearing until he turned around one day and saw... Read more »

Take Care of Those Ears

Most of us are familiar with the term macular degeneration. It’s a scary word that refers to damage to the eye. Damage that can’t be fixed.   Damage to the organ of hearing is also irreversible. When the fibers or cells die, they do not regenerate. We can’t change genetics or the aging process, but... Read more »

Audiology Wants You...

How would you feel if every time you needed to get your eyes checked at the optometrist, you had to ask for written order from your physician? Well, that’s exactly how my profession works once you reach the age of 65. Somehow, Audiology got lost in the Medicare Part B shuffle. Every time anyone with... Read more »

Why You Should Get Your Hearing Checked

Tell Me What You Didn’t Hear Today   Most of us get our eyes and our teeth checked on a regular basis. We’re all busy but really, why isn’t hearing a part of normal care? Hearing is so very important and is an overlooked sense. Treated hearing loss has a host of positive consequences. Relationships... Read more »