When someone rapidly loses hearing when no injury or trauma has occurred, we refer to it as sudden deafness. A person experiencing sudden deafness, called Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL), should seek medical attention immediately to receive proper and quick care. Oftentimes, people that experience this sudden hearing loss in only one ear think it…

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In general, people who have hearing loss can and do have the same hobbies and enjoy the same activities as those who do not suffer from hearing loss. However, hearing loss can make some interests more difficult especially when these involve background noise. Parties and other social events can be frustrating and less enjoyable for…

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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. The cause of hearing loss varies, but there are many common reasons why it occurs. By exploring some of these reasons, doctors of audiology can determine what information and tools are needed…

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Tinnitus is the perception of noise in the ears or head when no external noise is present.  It is often pronounced two ways and either can be correct:  Ti-NIGHT-us or TINN-a-tus.  Although it is often referred to simply as “ringing in the ears,” it can have multiple presentations depending on the person.  Here are some…

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In the internet-driven world we live in, it is common for everything to be offered online. Is this always a good thing? If you clicked on this link, you are wondering about hearing testing and if it is ok to have completed online? The fact of the matter is, that online hearing tests are not…

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