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Don’t Kiss Your Kids: A Warning for Expecting Moms

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of birth defects in the United States, and the most common non-genetic cause of congenital hearing loss. Yet frequently we find the mothers of newborn babies diagnosed with hearing loss were completely unaware of it as a concern during their pregnancy.   CMV is a prevalent virus that

When Is Ringing In My Ears A Problem?

Tinnitus, hearing sound without an external source, is a very common condition.  Tinnitus is often described as a ringing, buzzing or hissing sound by patients. According to the National Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), roughly 10% of the adult U.S. population have experienced tinnitus over the past year. Tinnitus can range from

How do I know if I need a Cochlear Implant?

It may be time to consider a cochlear implant if you are finding you can only understand speech in the most ideal quiet environments (typically one on one conversation) and all other situations have become difficult even with the use of hearing aids.  For example, if you are struggling to understand speech over the phone

Fun With Hearing Aid Apps Ep1

The myPhonak Equalizer If you have Phonak hearing aids that have smartphone connectivity, you may already be familiar with myPhonak, Phonak’s proprietary smartphone app. It is a useful tool that helps turn your phone into a remote control as well as allow you to monitor the status of the hearing aids. One of the remote

This Song Doesn’t Sound Right!

Considerations For Using Hearing Aids With Music As good as hearing aid technology has gotten in the sphere of speech understanding, considerations for music input have gone somewhat overlooked. In many cases, this results in music sounding unnatural, “processed”, or otherwise unpleasant through hearing aids programmed for speech. Also, music consists of a larger range

Dr. Peters and Dallas Ear’s Feature on KXXV-TV

At just six years old, Emily Demieri was given a cochlear implant after being born deaf. Today, Emily is thriving among her peers as a Cochlear Scholarship recipient and student at Baylor University. Read more about Emily’s inspiring hearing journey and her experience with Dr. Peters and the Dallas Ear team.

Should I get my child an over-the-counter hearing aid?

The short answer is no, but if you would like further reasoning please keep reading! Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids have only been approved by the FDA for use by adults older than 18 years of age. Although we would encourage everyone to see an audiologist to have hearing aids appropriately fit to their specific hearing

Are Rechargeable Hearing Aids Better?

One of the more recent developments in hearing aid technology is the release of hearing aids with rechargeable batteries. Although rechargeability is an obvious choice for many hearing aid users, it does have drawbacks compared to using disposable batteries. One of the many choices you will make when choosing a hearing aid is deciding which

Noisy Toys

The holiday season is quickly approaching! However, before you buy your child the newest and trendiest toy, you might want to check the volume. Some toys can produce sounds that are damaging to your child’s ears. Research has shown that some toys are as loud as a jet plane engine when placed next to the

Hearing Loss May Increase Your Risk of Dementia

Most of us know someone who has hearing loss. Maybe even you. Many people still deny the reality while others have purchased new hearing aids. What you probably don’t know is that hearing loss may increase your risk of dementia. Let’s find out why and what you can do about it. Coincidence Or Link? Will