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Hearing Health Blog

Stage 1 – The outer ear The outer ear collects sound waves and directs them into the ear canal. Here sounds are amplified by the canal’s funnel-like shape and channeled on to the eardrum. Stage 2 – The middle ear On reaching the eardrum, the sound waves cause the eardrum to vibrate, transmitting the sound to three tiny bones located

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The first step to effective treatment of hearing difficulties is to get your hearing thoroughly evaluated by a Doctor of Audiology. An audiologist will determine the degree of hearing loss you have and your best treatment options. Your primary physician isn’t familiar with the latest  diagnostic and technology available to address your hearing difficulties. Hearing is vital to effective communication,

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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the second most common cause of hearing loss after age related hearing loss. It can develop gradually as a result of regular exposure to loud sound levels or suddenly as a result of an extremely loud noise such as a siren, firearm or explosion. When exposed to loud noises, the tiny inner ear hairs are

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A recent study by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides encouraging evidence that improved hearing may reduce the risk of falls among seniors. Standard balance tests were administered to 14 people age 65 to 91 and researchers noted the participants’ balance when hearing aids in both ears were turned on and then turned off

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