Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

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Some people with hearing loss know that they need help with both ears. Whether or not they have perfectly symmetrical hearing loss, they can tell that neither side is able to hear clearly without assistance. However, other people have dramatically different hearing loss from one …

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) or sudden deafness, affects about 0.5% of adults each year. The condition arises when a person “suddenly” cannot hear out of one or both ears. The far more common form of sensorineural hearing loss is a gradual process that develops …

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

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Our hearing is an amazing masterpiece of biological design. From the tiny cells in our ear that detect soundwaves in the air, to the elaborate and near-instantaneous processes the brain performs to decipher meaning and direction, our hearing is a well-orchestrated dance that constantly works …

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

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It’s amazing how your body’s balance system works! Your balance system helps you stand, walk, run, and move without falling.  This delicate balance all maintains itself through a constant process of position detection, feedback and adjustment using communication between the inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints and the …