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What Can Help my Tinnitus?

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. About 50 million Americans have experienced ringing in the ear that occurs occasionally and lasts a few seconds. Concert goers may have experienced it for an hour or day after attending an event. While these cases demonstrate temporary or transient tinnitus, for 12 million people the...

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Ears and Air Travel

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Michael Layland, M.D. You’re all packed and ready for that vacation, but did you pack your ear gear? Quickly ascending and descending at high altitudes causes pressure and discomfort in our ears. Our Eustachian tubes (which connect our ears to the back of the nose and...

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October is National Audiology Awareness Month – Sound Hearing Solutions Reminds the Public to Protect Their Hearing and Get it Checked

Untreated hearing loss is a risk factor for falls and dementia October is National Audiology Awareness Month and Sound Hearing Solutions is urging the public to be aware of the importance of good hearing health. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders states that...

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Studies Link Vestibular/Balance Disorders and Dizziness to Hearing Ability and Falls in Older Americans – Balance Awareness Week is Sept. 19-25, 2021

The Audiologists at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center (Dr. Borer, Dr. Ludolph, Dr. Milliken, and Dr. Warf) are members of The American Academy of Audiology. The Academy has partnered with the Vestibular Disorders Association for Balance Awareness Week, September 19 to 25, to remind Americans about the importance of...

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Ear Candling- The Trend NOT to Try

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. It seems every couple years the trend of using a candle to clean the ears resurfaces. With social media, many find this cleaning tactic grossly-satisfying, however, hearing professionals find this terrifying. Here’s why ear candling is not recommended: Wax (cerumen) is good for...

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Is This Ringing in my Ears Permanent?

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus [TIN-NUH-TUS or TIN-NIGHT-US], is experienced by over 50 million Americans. Tinnitus is the perception of sound without an external source. But is this ringing temporary or here to stay? The first step is an ear evaluation...

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Understanding your Health Insurance (August 2021)

By Kelly Warf, Au.D. Susan Forman, CCS-P David Tojo, M.D. Many are unaware of what happens between giving their health insurance information to a medical office and the bill they receive from the appointment. Health insurance is an important investment. However, just because you have medical insurance doesn't mean you...

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Laryngitis vs. Hoarseness

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D. What is laryngitis and hoarseness? Laryngitis is a condition that affects the larynx, where the vocal cords are located. It can result in a loss of voice and inflammation of surrounding tissue. If this condition is chronic, vocal cords can be permanently damaged...

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Are Online and App Hearing Tests Accurate? Part 2

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. You’ve completed a hearing test performed by an audiologist; the functioning of your outer, middle, and inner ear as well as speech discrimination skills have been assessed. Understanding the results, diagnosis, and recommended treatment plan can only be appropriately reviewed by an audiologist. Types of Hearing...

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Are Online and App Hearing Tests Accurate? Part 1

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. While a hearing test completed in the convenience of your own home may be attractive as an alternative to making an appointment to see an audiologist, the tests and equipment currently available has never been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the federal agency...

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