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What is a Conductive Hearing Loss

A conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not transmitted efficiently at some point along the pathway from the outer ear canal to the oval window.  The oval window separates the middle ear from the inner ear.  This pathway includes  the eardrum (tympanic membrane and the three, small bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. A […]

Struggling to Hear During the Holiday Season?

The Holiday Season is winding down.  For many this is the time of year that they celebrate with large gatherings of friends and family.  While that can be a festive time for many, if you are struggling to hear, the holiday season can be one of endless frustration. Understanding a conversation with your spouse in […]

I Have a Sensorineural Hearing Loss, What Does That Mean?

According to the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, a SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type […]

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Your Hearing Checked

More than 30 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss.  You are not alone.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United Stated, just behind arthritis and heart disease.  Unfortunately the average person waits a considerably long time before deciding the problem is bad enough to warrant a […]

What Are the Symptoms of Age Related Hearing Loss or Presbycusis?

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a […]

Why Your Hearing Loss May Make You Feel Isolated

You know you’re having some problems hearing.  Your friends and family members seem to point out what you’re missing or how often they have to repeat information every day now.  But are you aware of exactly how that might be impacting you on a daily basis? Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss Untreated hearing loss can […]

What is a Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

My dad just had his hearing tested and was told that he has a sensorineural hearing loss.  The person testing his hearing explained to him what that meant.  But now that he’s trying to explain what it means to me, he isn’t sure that he’s remembering what she said correctly.  So, what is a sensorineural […]

What is Normal Hearing?

You had your hearing checked a few years ago and you were told at that time that you had normal to borderline normal hearing. You think it might be time to have it checked again because you’ve been noticing that you don’t hear as well as you used to.  You’re also wondering how you could’ve had […]

Is It Time To Get Your Hearing Checked?

First of all it’s never a bad idea to get your hearing checked even if you don’t think you’re having any problems hearing.  A baseline assessment of your hearing can always be used as a comparison years from now when you’re sure you have a problem. But back to the original question, “Is it time […]

Hearing Loss From a Sudden Loud Noise May be Treatable

If you have ever been exposed to a sudden loud sound that caused your ears to ring and everything sounded muffled for a little bit then consider yourself lucky.  If that sound had been a little bit louder it might have caused changes to your ability to hear that would have been permanent and irreversible. […]