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Trouble Hearing in Background Noise

Trouble Hearing in Background Noise

Having trouble hearing in background noise? You are not alone. If you find that you are having difficulty hearing in crowded situations, like family get togethers or at a restaurant, you may have an underlying hearing loss. Those struggling with a high pitch hearing...
What Happens When You Have Too Much Ear Wax?

What Happens When You Have Too Much Ear Wax?

What happens when you have too much ear wax? Our ears produce earwax (cerumen) as a defense mechanism.  It acts as a protective barrier to keep dust/dirt and other germs and bacteria out of the ear.  Believe it or not, we do not need to clean our ears with Q-tips...
Audiology Best Practices

Audiology Best Practices

Audiologists are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and non-medical treatment of hearing and balance disorders for patients of all ages.  The current educational requirement for an audiologist is a doctorate degree in Audiology which...
What is “Speech Discrimination”?

What is “Speech Discrimination”?

Hearing is evaluated in two different ways.  The first way, which is the most familiar, is through pure tone testing.  These beeps give the audiologist a map of your hearing at each pitch. The second way to evaluate hearing is through speech discrimination.  Speech...
How Hearing Loss Affects Your Job

How Hearing Loss Affects Your Job

There are multiple ways hearing loss can affects your employment.   Day to day impact can include misinformation, trouble communicating and incomplete tasks.  But studies have shown hearing loss can have long term consequences on employment status. Adults with hearing...
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