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Auditory Processing Disorders

Overview: Auditory processing is what the brain does with what the ear hears (Katz, 1992). Altho...

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Ventriloquism: Fooling the Brain

Theres nothing funnier than a good ventriloquist, called vents in the show business world. Using a variety of dummies, these professional entertainers keep audiences in stitches....

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My ears itch when I wear my completely-in-the-canal hearing aids. The hearing aids are otherwise perfect. What can I do?

My ears itch when I wear my completely-in-the-canal hearing aids. The hearing aids are otherwise perfect. What can I do?

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Hearing Requirements for Military Service

I have a patient who is a rising senior in high school. He is very interested in pursuing a career in the military. However, he has bilateral high frequency hearing loss. This prompts my question: What criteria are used by the military to determine eligi

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Cotton Swabs and Itchy Ears

I read where removing the protective wax dries out the ear canal, which then causes itchiness. When I recently visited the doctor, I admitted gently using a q-tip several times due to itchiness. This obviously removed the wax, but resulted in dryness. The

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The Role of the Educational Audiologist

What is the job of an educational audiologist? What do they do?

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Standards for 'Normal Hearing'

I can't figure out how to interpret my audiogram. I keep finding different standards for 'normal limits.' Some say it is 0-20 db, others 0-15 db. Some say it is 0-15 db for children and 0-25 db for adults. And yet others make it seem as though 0 db is the

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Where can I get my hearing tested?

The diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss begins with a comprehensive hearing evaluation to determine the amount of hearing in each ear. A visit to a professional who...

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Why is it I seem to hear better when I wear my glasses?

This is a typical comment from people with hearing loss. Hearing loss acts like a filter, filtering out certain sounds. Often, consonants are most affected. So if you have a...

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So you want to become an audiologist

There are numerous routes someone can take to becoming an audiologist, but they all begin with a degree.

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Smoking and Hearing Loss: One More Reason to Kick the Habit

Researchers have known the dangers of smoking tobacco for decades. Of course we know smoking cigarettes contributes to lung cancer, throat cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema,...

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

You may be wondering why Better Hearing and Speech Month is so important. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent but treatable condition among seniors, behind arthritis and hypertension.

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Hearing Protection: Your Body's Fight or Flight Response Helping You

When your ears are exposed to loud noises, our body chemistry actually changes to try to protect our ears, similar to the fight-or-flight response.

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Hearing Loss: Over 60% of Americans Over Age 70 Suffer

New evidence indicates that hearing loss affects over 60% of Americans over the age of 70.

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How To Select a Local Hearing Center

Learn the right questions to ask when selecting a hearing center, ear doctor, or hearing aid store to maintain the best hearing health.

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Understanding How We Hear

Our ears are more than instruments to collect sound. They are also responsible for translating it into electrical impulses for the brain to interpret.

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How Can I Tell if I'm Losing My Hearing?

My family is telling me I need to visit a hearing center and get a hearing test, but I'm not sure. How can I tell if I have hearing loss?

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Hearing Loss in Children: Annual Noisy Toys List

Each year, the Sight and Hearing Association, along with researchers from the University of Minnesota, tests toys and puts out a list of the top ten noisiest toys to help parents combat hearing loss in children.

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What Can I Expect When Having A Hearing Test?

A hearing test is the first step in determining if you have hearing loss or need hearing aids. It is a quick, painless, and non-invasive test performed by an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser.

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Cures for Hearing Loss: Regrowing Hair Cells with Stem Cells Successful

Unlike birds and fish, humans don’t have the ability to grow new hair cells if some are lost due to disease, drugs, or long-term exposure to noise. All of that is about to change.

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