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Unusual Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose & Throat

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 11, 2019 4:20:59 PM

Ticks in ears and batteries in noses. You'd be surprised by the types of foreign objects ENT doctors remove from someone's ear, nose and throat on a regular basis, especially children!

ENT specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe, recounts some of the most bizarre, dangerous and downright weird objects that he's removed from ears, noses and throats over the years. 

Things can get stuck in people’s ears, nose or throat in a variety of ways. Sometimes it's accidental and uncontrollable, other times it may be the result of a curious child innocently sticking something in their nose or ear. Either scenario can be equally scary for the patient and their parent or caregiver.

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Topics: Dr. Jeffrey Monroe, Blog, Audiology, Ear, Nose & Throat

Children Recognize Speech Before They Can Talk

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Nov 9, 2018 3:34:55 PM

We see many young children, between the age of 1 and 3 years old, for hearing testing at Advanced Audiology. While it may seem young, this is the age range when parents and pediatricians start to notice speech and language delays in children. And with any speech and language concerns in children, the first thing clinicians recommend is a hearing test. 

Audiologist, Jocelyn Dore of Advanced Specialty Care, illustrates how and why hearing loss can impact a child's speech and language development if left untreated and why early intervention is so important.

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Topics: Jocelyn Dore, Audiology, Blog

Meet the Doctor: Jenell Douglas, Audiologist

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Oct 11, 2018 4:38:35 PM
Get to know Dr. Jenell Douglas! Dr. Douglas, Audiology and Hearing Aid Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care, gives us a look into a day in the life of an Audiologist and also recaps on her first few months as a physician at the practice.

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Topics: Dr. Jenell Douglas, Audiology, Blog

I Need Hearing Protection for That?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Sep 7, 2018 11:42:11 AM

The weather is still warm which means you may still be wearing less layers, but that doesn't necessarily apply to your ears! Before you tackle yard work, crank up the tunes, watch the big game or hop on your motorcycle, make sure you aren’t putting your hearing at risk.

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Topics: Jocelyn Dore, Audiology, Blog

Hearing Health: Sounds Of The Storm From An Audiologist’s Perspective

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Aug 1, 2018 2:28:23 PM

As an audiologist, I think a lot about how sound and how it affects hearing health. Background noise particularly important to take into consideration when adjusting my patient's hearing aids.  I recently realized there was a pattern to the sounds of our community in Danbury, Brookfield and New Fairfield following a recent damaging storm on May 15, 2018.

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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Jocelyn Dore

Losing Hearing In Your 20s or 30s? It Might Be Otosclerosis.

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jun 8, 2018 11:06:16 AM

If you’re in your 20’s or early 30’s and have noticed that you’re having a harder time hearing, you may have a disease called Otosclerosis that tends to run in families. This condition is the most common cause of middle ear hearing loss in young adults. It typically begins in early to mid-adulthood.

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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe

Hearing Aids Can Help A Range of Hearing Loss

Posted by admin on Mar 28, 2018 1:50:28 PM

Many more Americans than you’re probably aware of experience some type of hearing loss. About 15% of adults (37.5 million) over 18 in the U.S. over say they have some trouble hearing. For those between 65 and 75, that increases to approximately one in three people with hearing loss. Once 75 and older, nearly half have difficulty hearing.[1]   Luckily, modern hearing aids can help a wide range of hearing loss and listening needs.

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Topics: Blog, Audiology

Auditory Processing Disorder: The Coordination of Hearing and The Brain

Posted by admin on Feb 21, 2018 10:55:19 AM

 

You may notice that someone you know has difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments, following directions, or distinguishing between similar sounds. They may have Auditory Processing Disorder. Below is some more information on what that is, what to look for and when to seek professional help from an audiologist.

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Topics: Blog, Audiology, Melissa Lev Au.D.

Hearing Aid Problems? We Can Help With That!

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Dec 14, 2017 10:34:37 AM

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Contemporary hearing aids are pretty durable devices. However, hearings aids can and do fail. Most hearing aid problems are pretty straightforward. Many are avoided by proper maintenance by the user. But, sometimes, a hearing aid will fail and needs our expert assistance and TLC.

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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Dr. Art Tepper

How Do You Conduct A Hearing Test For Babies?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Oct 11, 2017 2:29:41 PM

All babies born in Connecticut hospitals, and most other states in the U.S., have hearing screenings shortly after birth. It is possible to measure parts of a baby's hearing even a few hours after they are born. There are two ways this is accomplished, either with Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) or Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR.)

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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Jocelyn Dore