Communicating with hearing loss

Hearing aids have the ability to significantly enhance someone'squality of life. However, many people think that hearing aids can fix a hearing loss. Unfortunately, this is not true. Hearing aids…

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Tuning out tinnitus

Ringing, buzzing, chirping and humming. No, I'm not describing things that fly. These are in fact common descriptions of sounds heard by patients suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus is the subjective…

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High-tech help for hearing

What do cell phones, TV’s, and hearing aids have in common? They are all getting smaller and smarter with new advances every year. Gone are the days of oversized hearing…

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Hearing the sound of birds again

Few medical advances are important enough to get their own day. But International Cochlear Implant Day is celebrated Feb. 25, and it’s worth taking a minute to understand why many…

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Diagnosing dizziness

Have you ever felt dizzy? Chances are you have. More than a third of all Americans 40 and older — some 69 million people — have reported feeling dizzy at…

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A helping hand for your hearing

“Can you hear me now? Good!” No, this isn’t an ad for a cell phone company.  It’s a glimpse into the life of an audiologist. October is Audiology Awareness Month,…

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