What is an audiologist?

Hearing and balance disorders can be assessed, treated, and rehabilitated by an audiologist. Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. Hearing and balance disorders are complex with medical, psychological, physical, social, educational, and employment implications. Treatment services require audiologists to …

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Hearing Loss Is Common, but Often Untreated

Conversations with my elderly aunt alternate between being comical and frustrating. I might say to her, “My grandsons are now swimming like fish,” and she will reply, “My friend’s dog died yesterday.” If I should ask, “What is your granddaughter doing this summer?” she is likely to reply with something like, “I went shopping in Brooklyn yesterday.” Though her mind …

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Ear Wax Can Cause Hearing Loss

The reason behind hearing loss has a lot to do with whether or not the hearing loss is permanent or can be reversed. One simple solution that is sometimes overlooked is excess buildup of wax that causes blockage in the ear canal. Wax blockage is an obstruction of the ear canal with wax, also called cerumen. The ear canal is …

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Untreated Hearing Loss May Lead to Depression

Hearing loss can have a disruptive effect on daily life for the millions who experience it. However, according to a new study, many adults are negatively affecting their quality of life by not seeking treatment for the condition. The findings of the study were presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention, held this year in Toronto, Canada. “Many hard-of-hearing …

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Five things you may not know about your hearing

Stop for a moment and notice what you hear. Really pay attention. Beyond the likely suspects of people talking or the volume of the television, what’s going on in the background? Can you hear traffic? Is the neighbor’s dog barking? Are any of your appliances humming along? Truth be told, much of your hearing is on autopilot. Our brain is …

Introducing Halo – Made for iPhone Hearing Aid by Starkey

INTRODUCING HALO – A MADE FOR IPHONE HEARING AID By Ryan Mathre on Mar 17, 2014 Here at Starkey, better hearing is our focus. For nearly 50 years, our research and design teams have worked tirelessly to create award-winning hearing aid technology that enhances people’s lives. Despite all of our hard work, we realize that only a minority of those …