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Cochlear Implants; Past, Present, and Future

Cochlear Implants; Past, Present, and Future

Hearing Aids are able to help many individuals with hearing loss. However, there are some cases where patients do not receive benefit from hearing aids due to the severity of their hearing loss. In these situations, one possible solution to consider is a Cochlear Implant.

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Lyric: Invisible, Hassle-free Hearing

Lyric: Invisible, Hassle-free Hearing

Have you been waiting for a 100% invisible and essentially hassle-free hearing solution? Meet Lyric! Marketed as ‘the contact lens for your ear’, Lyric is a hearing aid that falls into a class of its own.

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Telecoil

Telecoil

Have you ever seen this picture before, maybe at a church or theater? This sign indicates that the venue has an audio induction loop. An audio induction loop is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids.

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Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing loss is not only present in the adult population; children can also be diagnosed with hearing loss. Many times, hearing loss can be mistaken for being inattentive or “just being a kid”. However, it is important to recognize the signs of hearing loss in this population. Here are some of the most common signs to look for.

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Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden Hearing Loss

Imagine yourself waking up one morning. You get up, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and start your day like any other. Everything seems normal. That is until you quickly start to notice that you’re not hearing as well out of one ear. This isn’t that slow, gradual change with age that you’ve been warned about by friends and family. The change in your hearing was practically instantaneous.

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Early Signs of Hearing Loss; a Personal Perspective

Early Signs of Hearing Loss; a Personal Perspective

Hearing changes are often times progressively slow, and the effects of those changes can go unnoticed until you start paying attention. I am an audiologist at ENT Associates, and understand the effects of mild hearing loss in patients. I am able to relate to those patients I help because I am also starting to experience mild changes in my hearing.

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What do Cochlear Implants Sound Like?

What do Cochlear Implants Sound Like?

It’s certainly an interesting question; however, the only person who truly knows the answer is the CI recipient themselves. After many years of working with cochlear implants, we’ve heard all sorts of descriptors for the sound quality, and one thing we can say for sure is that everyone’s perception is a little bit different. Despite this, there are some trends we see in clinical practice with respect to how our patients describe the sounds they hear through their CI.

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What is the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, and Why is it Important?

What is the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, and Why is it Important?

As a part of Indiana’s newborn screen, all babies receive the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) before leaving the hospital or before one month of age. Approximately 2-3 out of every 1,000 infants are born with a permanent hearing impairment every year in the United States. By screening hearing at birth, it is Indiana’s goal to identify a hearing loss by three months of age and obtain early intervention services by six months of age. Studies show that the younger a child receives intervention, the better the chances of developing normal language skills.

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The Three Types of Hearing Loss

The Three Types of Hearing Loss

There are three main types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. There can be different ways of treating hearing loss based on the underlying cause. Our hearing care professionals will identify your hearing loss type and make recommendations to help you hear better.

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What is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be defined by a ringing or a buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus can be described as ringing, hissing, roaring, buzzing, whistling, whooshing, crickets, musical, or even a combination of sounds.

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What does a hearing aid look like?

What does a hearing aid look like?

When we first see a lot of our patients, one of the first questions they ask is: What is the hearing aid going to look like? Are other people going to see it? How big is it? Thankfully, great improvements have been made in the design of hearing aids to keep them looking discrete and near invisible at times.

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Should You Be Wearing Hearing Protection

Should You Be Wearing Hearing Protection

Did you know audiologists are the go-to provider for hearing protection? From musicians to hunters to motorcycle riders to construction workers to loved ones of snorers, we have solutions for all. We offer custom and non-custom products. At The Hearing Center, we work with Starkey Hearing Technologies and Westone Hearing Healthcare to provide a variety of options, and the best solution for you.

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Hearing Marvelously in the New Year

Hearing Marvelously in the New Year

Do you ever avoid social situations because you’re afraid you’ll miss out on conversation? Or what about when you go to the movies and have to ask your neighbor why everyone is laughing, just to find out that you missed the main punch line? It’s frustrating! The good news is, it doesn’t have to be.

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A guide on steps to take and what to expect during a hearing aid consultation

A guide on steps to take and what to expect during a hearing aid consultation

Have you noticed lately that you have been asking family or friends to repeat themselves? Maybe at your favorite restaurant it is becoming harder to stay engaged in the conversation? Have loved ones started to notice and suggest you have your hearing checked? If you have started to notice these situations the next step can be a difficult one.

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