Monthly Archives: November 2015

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What is Dizziness?

Dizziness may be defined as a sensation of unsteadiness, imbalance or disorientation in relation to an individual’s surroundings. The symptom of dizziness may vary greatly from person to person, and may be caused by many difference things. It varies from a mild unsteadiness to a severe whirling sensation known as vertigo. It may be difficult […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Audiology|

Tinnitus Treatment and Management

Generally, most patients will not need any medical treatment for their tinnitus. For patients who are greatly bothered by tinnitus, they may use some masking techniques such as listening to a fan or radio which would mask some of their tinnitus. In addition, other sound source generators can be obtained and be adjusted […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Audiology|

Types of ALDs

What Types of ALDs Exist?

There are many assistive listening devices available today, from sophisticated systems used in theaters and auditoriums to small personal systems.

Various kinds of assistive listening devices are listed below:

Personal Listening Systems: There are several types of personal listening systems available. All are designed to carry sound from the speaker (or other source) […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Hearing Instruments|

Types of Hearing Aids

There are many types of hearing aids today, and the style or device is dependent upon the user’s individual needs. There are in-the-ear styles as well as behind-the-ear styles. Also, hearing aid technology has advanced, with many new and improved options to choose from.

Styles of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Hearing Instruments|

How do I know if I have Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (at birth) or genetic factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes. Recent data suggests there are over 34 million Americans with some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss often occurs gradually throughout […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Audiology|

Taking an Impression of the Ear

All custom made hearing aids, ear molds and some hearing protectors are made from a “cast” of the ear. The cast is referred to as an ear impression. The hearing specialist makes the ear impression in the office. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes.  A special cotton or foam dam is placed in the […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Hearing Instruments|

What is an Audiologist?

Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, as well as other conditions like tinnitus and balance disorders. An audiologist is a person who holds a minimum of a Master’s degree in Audiology; professionals seeking education in Audiology who do not currently hold a Master’s degree must now pursue a Doctoral degree […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Audiology|

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