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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: Audiology, Blog

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: Audiology, Blog, 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

Hearing Loss and Memory

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Aug 22, 2017 4:35:13 PM

Did you know that hearing affects much more than just our ears and our social life? Over the past few years, multiple studies have emerged highlighting how hearing, cognition, and memory are linked – and how hearing loss is not an inconsequential part of aging.

Most of the focus with hearing and hearing loss is on the ears and mechanisms within them. In actuality, we really “hear” with our brain! Our brain does the majority of the work in processing what we hear- our ears are the mechanism to get the sounds there.

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

Hearing Aids Help You Stay Active

Posted by admin on Jul 12, 2017 4:05:40 PM

Did you know that about 20 percent of Americans, 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss? Many people are affected by their loss of hearing, however there is a solution. If you think hearing loss is slowing you down, don't panic just yet. There is a way to continue doing the things you love while enjoying them at the same time. 

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Topics: Audiology

Kids' Hearing Tests Are Fun!

Posted by admin on Jun 8, 2017 12:25:41 PM

There are many times children have their hearing evaluated. The most common are the screenings that children have in the hospital when they're newborn, screenings at pediatrician's well visit physicals, and in school. In our offices, there are several reasons our ENT physicians request a hearing test for their young patients. They may want to see how ear infections may be affecting hearing to determine the best possible treatment options. They may want a retest to see how hearing has improved following treatment. In addition, we may be evaluating concerns over hearing loss when nothing may be obvious from looking in the ears.

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Topics: Audiology, Dr. Art Tepper

Don’t Scrimp On Care When Buying Hearing Aids

Posted by admin on May 3, 2017 3:24:16 PM

 

It’s estimated that only 20% of the people with a hearing loss that impacts their communication use hearing aids! Many people are leery of getting hearing aids because they worry they may not like them. It’s not uncommon for someone who has purchased hearing aids to keep them sitting in a drawer. One important thing to remember about hearing aids is that they are customized for you. Where you get your hearing aids is crucial to the success you have when wearing them.

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Topics: Audiology

Behind-The-Ear V.S. In-The-Canal Hearing Aids

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2017 1:39:33 PM

If you’re thinking about purchasing hearing aids, you’ll have several different styles and sizes to choose from. Here is a quick snapshot of the different types and the pros and cons of each.

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Topics: Audiology, Blog