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Is Your Ear a Window Into Your Heart?

At the age of 60, Michael had always considered himself to have perfect hearing. The family often joked that he could hear a whisper from the other room. So, you can imagine his shock when he developed sudden hearing loss last month. When he came to see me, we talked a few minutes about what […]

Is an Ear Blockage Causing Your Hearing Loss?

A 30-year-musician in the U.K. recently walked into her doctor’s office. Over the past seven days, she had begun to have trouble hearing in one ear. She was experiencing what she believed to be tinnitus, which many people experience as ringing, thumping, scratching, or other unexplained sounds in the ear.  Imagine her surprise when her doctors found that […]

Treating Hearing Loss Could Improve Your Memory

I walk into a room and forget why I came in there. I sometimes misplace my keys. I’ve forgotten a friend’s birthday and felt very bad about it. Like most people, I, too, struggle with glitchy memory from time to time. It’s these moments that remind me of just how important memory is. Few people can […]

Did You Know These Celebrities Wear Hearing Aids?

Halle Berry got her start in the late ’80s as a regular on “Living Dolls” and a guest spot on “Amen.” She went on to star in many successful movies, including the X-men franchise.  In 2004, Halle revealed that she had lost hearing in her right ear during a domestic incident. And she has worn a hearing […]

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The Future of Hearing Healthcare 2020

It’s been over two years now since the OTC hearing aid act became law. The Act gave the FDA three years to establish guidelines for approving OTC hearing aids as safe and effective. At this time, the FDA says it has not approved any OTC hearing aids. They are still working on developing those guidelines. […]