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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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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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Widex Moment Updates

If you are currently wearing Widex Moment hearing aids, check out the following announcements! Hearing aid firmware update: if your hearing aids are connected to the Widex Moment app, this quick update will automatically push through the app. If you do not have the hearing aids paired to the app,...

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You Need Hearing Aids- Here’s What to do Next – Part 2

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. After a new hearing loss diagnosis, patients have many questions. In this second part, I will answer some of the most commonly asked questions. What happens if I choose to do nothing about my hearing loss? Studies have linked untreated hearing loss effects to balance problems,...

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You Need Hearing Aids – Here’s What to do Next – Part 1

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Hearing loss develops gradually over time, thus its impact may not feel apparent at all times. However, untreated hearing loss is far more noticeable than hearing aids. If you miss a punch line to a joke, or respond inappropriately in conversation, people may have concerns about...

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How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

By: Kelly Warf, Au.D. Michael Layland, M.D. Who doesn’t love the feeling of sand between their toes, the sun glistening overhead, and the salty breeze cooling them off? A wonderful day at the beach that ends with the slushing of water stuck in your ear; it seems like after a...

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