• How to Purchase a Hearing Aid

    Posted on October 7, 2011 by in Hearing Aids, How to

    Once you realize you have hearing loss, and have spoken to your audiologist regarding treatment, the most likely avenue for you to take would be purchasing a hearing aid. These mechanisms can vary widely in shape, style, and visibility as well as battery life and effectiveness. Considering the many options you have, this choice can be a difficult one. While most hearing aids consist of the same parts: a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and a battery; these parts can […]

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

    Posted on September 29, 2011 by in Detection, Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be either sudden or gradual, depending on the cause. Some people lose hearing due to infection, overexposure to loud noise, or injury, while others might notice their hearing declining due to age or as a result of certain disease processes. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of auditory impairment in order to know when to involve a medical professional. There are several ways for a clinician to test auditory functioning, but how could you […]

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  • Audiology 101 – Some Basics

    Posted on August 25, 2011 by in Audiology

    WHAT IS AN AUDIOLOGIST Audiologists are the only professionals who are university trained and licensed to identify, evaluate, diagnose, and treat audiologic disorders of hearing. Audiologists may practice in Private Audiology Offices, Hospitals, Medical Practices, Universities, Public Schools, Private and Public Agencies. All individuals with suspected hearing loss require audiological evaluation to determine the type, degree, and cause of the hearing impairment. Insurance companies and managed care organizations are realizing that efficient cost-effective hearing health care requires that primary care […]

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