5 Ear Wax Removal Myths Debunked

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There’s plenty of confusion surrounding ear hygiene, particularly ear wax removal. Many people hold strong beliefs about the appropriate methods; while some make sense, others simply aren’t backed by science. The ears are one of the most important sensory organs in the human body. With that in mind, your ear wax removal regimen is too […]

Understanding Tinnitus Sound Therapy

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If you experience tinnitus – a ringing, buzzing or humming in your ears – you know it can affect your quality of life. Tinnitus is common. About 20 million Americans deal with ringing in the ears. That’s why it’s important to learn about treatment options, so you can address your discomfort. What is Tinnitus Sound […]

The Importance of Balance Tests

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Your inner ear is a part of your vestibular system, which contributes heavily to your physical equilibrium. You may experience balance problems or falls if you have hearing loss or ear damage. Balance tests will determine the severity and cause of your condition. What is a Balance Test? Balance testing is a series of evaluations […]

How Ototoxic Monitoring Protects Your Hearing

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Effectively managing your exposure to ototoxic medications and treatments will lower your risk of hearing loss, tinnitus and balance issues. Ototoxic management provides standard monitoring protocols, so your audiologist can treat your hearing loss and make recommendations on adjusting your treatment. What is Ototoxicity? If a medication or treatment is ototoxic, it can damage your […]

Breaking Down Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids

Behind the Ear Hearing Aids

Today’s behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are not the clunky devices they once were. BTE hearing aids offer powerful amplification and speech understanding in a sleek and stylish package. How Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids Work As the name implies, all electronic components of BTE hearing devices sit behind your ear. They’re connected by an ear hook that […]

Top 5 Benefits of Wearing Custom Earplugs

Custom EarPlugs

Disposable earplugs lack the design to thoroughly protect your ear from hearing damage. Custom hearing protection provides you with the right design to suit your unique physical and acoustic requirements. Suited for Your Ear Shape and Needs As the name suggests, custom earplugs are made specifically for your ears. Your audiologist takes measurements and molds […]

What is Airplane Ear?

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Also known as ear barotrauma, airplane ear is common among airline passengers. It can occur during an airplane’s ascent or descent. It’s easily remedied but can cause severe pain in some instances. What Causes Airplane Ear? The air pressure in and outside your ear is roughly the same. A slow change in air pressure allows […]

A Word from Owner Stuart Trembath

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It’s with great sadness we share the news that Hearing Associates, P.C. founder, Gary Dockum, passed away on Sunday, February 6. Gary was a wonderful colleague, clinician and, most of all, a dear friend. He founded Hearing Associates nearly 35 years ago, and he and I worked together for 28 years before his retirement in […]

Troubleshooting Hearing Aid Bluetooth Connectivity

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If you have Bluetooth hearing aids, you know how easy it is to make and answer calls and listen to your favorite shows, movies and music. This technology conveniently streams audio right to your hearing aids, so you have more control over your listening environment. But what do you do if you lose connectivity or […]

How Hearing Loss Affects Learning in Children

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Untreated hearing loss can have long-term effects on your child’s development. So, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as you realize there may be a problem to give your child the best chance at developing their speech, language and socialization skills. Signs of Childhood Hearing Loss Newborn to nine months: Your child isn’t startled […]