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Shopping for Headphones: Beats by Dr. Dre

Ear Health

Beats by Dr. Dre is by far the hottest Holiday gift for teens and young adults.  These colorful headphones start at $199 and cost up to $399.  Even Oprah added them to her list of “Favorite Things” for 2013. So what should you consider when gifting headphones this year?  What is so special about Beats … Continued

Types of Hearing Problems

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Article from “2013 Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids,” James Wilson Group Solutions, L.P. USA. Hearing problems are grouped according to the location of the damage or defect. Sensorineural Also know as nerve-type hearing loss, this type of gradually-diminished hearing is commonly associated with the aging process.  Due to hair cell (stereocilia) damage within the … Continued

Clear Sound Audiology Celebrates 2 Years

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Celebrate 2 years with us! Join us for a Patient Appreciation Continental Breakfast, October 26-31, 9-10:30 am and a Community Ice Cream Party, Friday, November 1, 5-6 pm. Enter our raffle of prizes each time you attend an event! RSVP for events by calling our office!

The Guide to Purchasing Hearing Aids

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  According to studies done at the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), the number of Americans with hearing loss has grown to more than 34 million—roughly 11 percent of the U.S. population. The signs of hearing loss can emerge slowly, or they can be significant and come on suddenly.   Either way, the common indications are often … Continued

Why are my ears ringing?

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10 -15 % of the population report experiencing the condition often referred as “tinnitus” or “ringing of the ears”.  Tinnitus is a perceptual phenomenon, meaning the only people who can hear this ringing are the individuals suffering from it.  It is involuntary and often perceived in the ear or in the head. Tinnitus is often … Continued

Identifying the Cause of Hearing Loss

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New patients visit an audiologist because they complain that they are not able to hear.  While the symptom is the same for every patient, the cause varies and must be identified for proper care. Causes of hearing loss include: Diabetes Ear Wax Noise Induced Hearing Loss Physical Trauma Ear Infections Genetic disposition Aging Ménière’s Disease … Continued

Hearing Protection

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Untreated hearing loss can be frustrating and isolating to patients. According to a study by the National Council on Aging, people with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report depression and anxiety, and tended to participate less in social activities than those who obtain treatment for their hearing loss. However, according to the NCOA … Continued

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