Central Auditory Processing Disorder, or CAPD, is a hearing disorder in which the trouble lies not with the ears, but with the brain. The person with Central Auditory Processing Disorder hears sounds correctly but something adversely affects the way their… Read More
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Improving Home Safety for Hearing Impaired Loved Ones
One element of hearing loss which is seldom discussed is the simple decrease in safety of those who have hearing difficulties. Picture this situation: you’re in your house and a fire breaks out, and like most of us nowadays you… Read More
Are You Thinking about Switching to Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries?
On paper, re-chargeable batteries for hearing aids are certainly a good idea, but in the past this idea didn’t always succeed in practice. Early rechargeable hearing aid batteries were so large that they could only be used in over-the-ear type… Read More
What Should We Do about the Rates of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus among Veterans?
Approximately 20 percent of all Americans have some level of hearing loss, but there is one segment of the population where that percentage is significantly larger – veterans, especially those who’ve served in foreign war zones. The most frequent service-related… Read More
Things to Look for if you Believe a Child Has Hearing Loss
Hearing loss affects people of every age. In fact, for every thousand babies born, 2 to 3 will be deaf or have some form of hearing impairment according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During childhood, hearing loss may… Read More
How Come I Only Have Trouble Hearing in Crowded Rooms?
A frequent question from patients pertains to the ability to hear in crowded rooms. Person-to-person conversations and even small group conversations don’t cause them any trouble. But when they find themselves in a large crowd they often find it very… Read More
My Ability to Hear is Getting Worse – Why is This Happening?
When treating patients, this is one of the questions most often asked of us. If you are concerned that you are experiencing some hearing loss, you are not alone, because the hearing of over 22 million Americans has become somewhat… Read More
New Life for Your Old Hearing Aid
We are often asked about what to do with unwanted, used hearing aids. This query arises a lot more than you may expect for a variety of reasons. You may have just replaced your previous one with a better unit,… Read More
Symptoms of Tinnitus
Tinnitus (pronounced either tin-NYE-tus or TIN-ni-tus according to the American Tinnitus Association) is defined as hearing sounds that in most cases no one else can hear. Experienced generally more often by men over the age of 50, tinnitus appears to… Read More
History and Origins of Hearing Aids
The strategy originally used as a hearing aid remains in use to this day, the instinctual desire to cup your hand behind your ear to better capture sounds so that you can hear them. Born out of necessity, the earliest… Read More