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Tinnitus & What To Look For

May 24, 2019

What is tinnitus? Have you ever experienced a faint ringing in your ears after a loud concert or while you’re trying to fall asleep? The involuntary perception of ringing or other noises in the absence of sound is called tinnitus (tin-nih-tis). People with tinnitus most commonly describe the sound as a high-pitched ringing, however, the […]

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Hearing Aids versus Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs)

April 30, 2019

What Makes A Hearing Aid A Hearing Aid? As an audiologist, the majority of my day is spent diagnosing and treating hearing loss.  As a result of my education and training, I understand that treating hearing loss is a process and requires the care and expertise of a trained professional to rehabilitate the patient to […]

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10 Surprising Facts About Hearing Loss

December 2, 2018

1. Approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population – 38 million Americans – have a significant hearing loss. (Center for Hearing and Communication) 2. One in every three people over the age of 65 – a total of 165 million people worldwide – lives with hearing loss. (WHO) 3. 50 million people in the United States experience tinnitus. (American Tinnitus […]

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Dizziness vs. Vertigo. Are you experiencing dizziness or could it be vertigo

November 7, 2018

Dizziness versus Vertigo When someone says “I feel dizzy” what exactly do they mean? Dizziness can be described in two different ways; lightheadedness and vertigo. Lightheadedness can be described as feeling like you are going to faint or pass out. You may feel dizzy, but do not feel like you or your surroundings are moving around […]

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Dizziness vs. Vertigo

August 29, 2017

Did you know that dizziness and vertigo are different? Many people would associate them together, but dizziness is only termed as a sensation of lightheadedness, faintness, or unsteadiness. Dizziness does not involve a rotational, movement component, whereas vertigo may feel like the room is spinning. However, dizziness and vertigo can both be a result of […]

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Back to school hearing test 101

July 21, 2017

With a new school year approaching, parents are buying new school supplies, getting ready for the first week of school and arranging doctor’s appointments for their children. A back-to-school hearing test is often forgotten on the list but is something that should be completed before children return to school. It is estimated that 15% of […]

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