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Is hearing loss related to dementia? For the audiologist who fits older adults with hearing aids, the task of parsing out communication deficit related to the hearing loss itself versus unrelated issues of aging is a formidable challenge. It is not uncommon for a patient to enter the office several times with relatives complaining that the hearing aids are no

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live with a hearing loss? Wear ear plugs for a day! Because of increased early detection of hearing loss and advances in hearing technology, larger numbers of deaf and hard of hearing children are learning in their neighborhood schools, instead of specialized programs. Mainstreaming is a term used to describe

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Human speech is beautifully complex. Speech is a stream of complex sounds made up of many different frequencies, or pitches (like keys on a piano). Due to the complex vibration of human vocal folds as well as the movements of many articulators on the mouth (tongue, lips, teeth), speech does not carry a single simple tone, but rather multiple tones

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Do you know your facts about hearing aids ? You may be surprised that much of what you thought you knew about hearing aids are actually myths that get passed around or that people just assume about hearing aids. If you or a loved one are thinking about getting hearing aids, it's important to know the facts and understand how

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Some people experience very small levels of hearing loss, and others lose significant hearing . The type of hearing loss you have depends on a few different things. Recognizing hearing loss by knowing the symptoms helps you determine if you should seek professional help. If you suspect that you have hearing impairment, an audiologist can perform tests to determine the

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Q: What types of hearing aids are available? A: There are basically three types of hearing aids available today. These include the completely-in-the canal (CIC), the in-the-ear (ITE), and the behind-the-ear (BTE). One new alternative is the disposable hearing aid that fits easily in the ear can and can be discarded when the batteries wear out. Q: How do I

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If you have seen the abbreviations for the audiology profession, you may be wondering why they do not carry the M.D. after their name. The abbreviations used for audiologists are as follows: M.S.P.A. (Master's of Speech Pathology and Audiology) AuD (Doctor of Audiology) CCC-A (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology) Here, I will explain what the abbreviations mean and what

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Your communications needs in today’s world depend much on modern technology. Many hearing aids do not work well in noisy environments. People who are hearing impaired sometimes cannot hear the doorbell, the smoke alarm, or the telephone ringing. Children with inner ear infections often have central auditory processing problems that impair hearing in a noisy situation. Assistive listening devices (often

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Whether it be an ENT (Ear, nose, throat doctor), audiologist, or hearing instrument specialist, an ear doctor's office can look a little bit odd with all of the various tools and instruments. Each type of ear doctor uses his own types of instruments for different purposes. Some common instruments used by hearing specialists include: Otoscope Curette Irrigator Let's take a

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Instead of seeing an audiologist for every hearing appointment, many people will be referred to a hearing instrument specialist for the fitting of hearing aids or other hearing devices. Hearing instrument specialists (also known at hearing aid specialists) help people to get the right hearing device for their needs. They have experience with many different types of hearing devices and

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