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Patient Resources

Another resource to provide you with access to many helpful hearing related articles.

What is an Audiologist?

Also called hearing doctors, an audiologist examines, diagnoses, and treats hearing loss, balance disorders, and tinnitus. Such physicians have at least a Master’s degree specializing in audiology.

A Discussion About Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma refers to fibrous growths that originate in the auditory nerve. They are not typically malignant, but don’t spread to other sections of the brain unless it’s through direct extension.

A Discussion About Chronic Ear Infections

When an ear infection leaves lasting damage to the ear, it’s known as a chronic condition.

What is an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)?

This is also known as Central Auditory Processing, and it usually refers to the way we understand the things we hear. APD describes the many disorders that alter or impact how the brain can process incoming information.

What Causes Tinnitus

There are many different lesions and sites in which Tinnitus can originate. The auditory system if very complicated with various nerve pathways and nuclei worked into the mix.

A Discussion About Dizziness

It’s important to understand that this is a symptom rather than an illness. Dizziness is described as a feeling of imbalance, disorientation, or unsteadiness compared to one’s surroundings.

A Discussion of the Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear Problems

The outer ear, inner ear, and middle ear make up the three parts of the human ear. Each section has a unique and vital function regarding the hearing process.

A Discussion of Hearing Problems in Children

Each year in the United States, there are more than 5,000 children born with profound deafness. An additional 10-15% of newborns will be born with partial hearing loss.

Medical Science Shows Insight into Noisy Eyeballs and Tinnitus

Tinnitus results in strange perceptions of sound with no apparent cause. It’s very common.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is an abnormal perception of a sound which is reported by patients that is unrelated to an external source of stimulation. Tinnitus is a very common disorder.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

An ALD works to increase volume of sounds like the television, radio, or public speaker. It does so without raising the volume of background noises.

Candidates for ALDs

Anyone with hearing loss, whether very severe or extremely mild, can take advantage of ALDs.

Type and Degree of Hearing Loss

To understand the types and degrees of hearing loss, an audiogram will be administered and the results will be shown on a chart. Frequency is shown in a pattern that goes left to right and loudness is displayed top to bottom.

Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids come in many styles. The kind a patient uses is dependent on the severity of hearing loss, manual dexterity, financial restrictions, cosmetic concerns, power,and required options.

How do I know if I have Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is natural with age, and challenges can appear based on the history of your hearing health. This includes medications taken, trauma to the head or ear, exposure to intense sound, infections, hereditary or congenital factors, and other related causes.