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How Echoes Work

If you've ever been inside a large canyon, you've probably observed the wonder of echoes firsthand-but how do they work? An echo is a phenomenon we experience often. When you shout into a well or a canyon, the echo returns to you a moment later. So how does an echo occur? In short, the sound waves from your voice bounce off of a surface - for example, the far wall of a canyon. The sound then comes … [Read more...]

Understanding Otitis Externa, Commonly Known as Swimmer’s Ear

Acute external otitis or otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal - the portion outside the eardrum. More people know it by its common name - swimmer's ear. It is known as "swimmer's ear" because it frequently arises due to water staying in the ears after swimming; this provides a moist environment that promotes microbial growth. Swimmer's ear can also be the result of scratching or … [Read more...]

What’s New in Hearing Research – Regenerating Hair Cells in the Ears

One of the sometimes frustrating things about being a hearing care specialist is that a lot of the conditions we deal with that have caused our patients to lose their hearing cannot be reversed. For example, one of the most common reasons for hearing loss is damage to the very small, sensitive hair cells that line the inner ear and vibrate in response to sound. Our sense of hearing is the … [Read more...]

Choosing Between Replacement or Repair for Your Old Hearing Aid

One of our most frequently asked questions is, "My hearing aid is broken or is no longer working - should I have it repaired, or get a new one?" The honest answer needs to be, "That depends." The issue of whether to repair or replace depends on many factors, and the "right answer" is as individual as the people asking the question. It's worthwhile to state upfront, that all hearing aids, without … [Read more...]

Figuring Out the Connections Between Hearing Loss and Loss of Cognitive Abilities

Do you have hearing difficulties? If so, do you sometimes find that it seems like work just to understand what the people around you are saying? You are not the only one. The sense that listening and understanding is tiring work is common among people with hearing loss - even the ones that wear hearing aids. Sadly, the fallout of this phenomenon might not be restricted to loss of hearing function; … [Read more...]

As a Musician, How can I Protect my Hearing?

Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Pete Townshend and Barbra Streisand - what trait do these diverse musicians all share? As a result of years of performing, they all have permanent hearing loss. When musicians come to me for treatment, I feel obliged to inform them of a lamentable fact of life - playing music may damage their hearing. Exposure to loud music causes noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), which … [Read more...]

How Come I Only Have Trouble Hearing in Crowded Rooms?

Patients frequently inquire why hearing in crowds of people is particularly difficult for them. When they are talking to people one-on-one, or in small groups of people there is no problem, and they seem to hear just fine. Not so in crowded situations. Whether in large public space outdoors such as a football game or indoors at a party, they report being unable to distinguish the speakers' voice … [Read more...]

Shopping for a Mobile Phone that will be Compatible with Your Hearing Aid

Hearing aids have not previously always worked well with cellular phones, because of electronic interference between the two devices that caused static, whistling or screeching noises, or dropped words. New government regulations, together with significant advances in both cell phone and hearing aid technology, have made this incompatibility uncommon. To help consumers shop for the right hearing … [Read more...]

What to Consider in a First Hearing Aid Purchase

If you're researching your first hearing aid and discovering that the process is challenging, you're not alone. The publication Consumer Reports followed a dozen people over a period of six months as they shopped for their first hearing aid, and reported on it. Their report was dismaying: two-thirds of the aids purchased ended up being misfitted, or amplified the sounds either too much or too … [Read more...]

What are Some Most Frequent Signs of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can take many forms, and can appear suddenly, due to injury or trauma, or gradually, as the result of aging. The hearing loss itself may be short-term or permanent, and can vary from mild (having trouble understanding casual conversation) to severe (total deafness). Additionally, a person may experience a loss of hearing in either one ear or both ears. There are also many signs and … [Read more...]