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Types of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss describes any reduction in hearing. Hearing loss can make a significant impact on your everyday life, so it’s important to see an ENT specialist and discuss your best treatment options. It might surprise you to know there are a few different types of hearing loss. The type of hearing loss someone experiences depends
Benefits of Cochlear Implants
Cochlear implants have come a long way since their introduction for helping people who are hard of hearing make sense of their auditory environment. This procedure provides a way for electric signals to directly stimulate the hearing nerve, helping the user understand speech and conversation. Although cochlear implants may not completely replicate normal hearing, they
How Often Should I Get My Hearing Tested?
Your hearing is something you may not appreciate for what it is until you start to lose it, which is why it’s essential to make sure you’re getting regular hearing tests, especially for people in certain risk groups of hearing loss, namely older adults. In some cases, hearing loss can be an early warning sign
Hearing Aid Basics
Is your hearing loss making you feel left out of social conversations and causing miscommunication? If so, it might be time to consider a hearing aid to improve your daily life. What is a Hearing Aid? A hearing aid is a small electronic device made up of a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. The device can
How Loud is Too Loud?
Every day, we are exposed to noise that may or may not be damaging our hearing. While most daily noises are not enough to hurt our ears, it only takes one encounter with a noise that’s too loud to cause permanent damage to our hearing. How Noise is Measured Noise is measured in decibels (dB)