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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 …

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How do I know if an Over the Counter Hearing Aid will work for me?  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently established a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, leading many to questioning whether an OTC hearing aid might work for them. We are excited that the new category of devices will help more patients get the help they need for their hearing loss, but picking out a hearing …

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IS A COCHLEAR IMPLANT A TYPE OF “HIGH-TECH” HEARING AID?

No. Hearing aids amplify sound in very sophisticated ways to enable a hearing impaired person to better use the residual hearing they possess. Modern hearing aids are very “high-tech” themselves and can work remarkably well even for patients with severe hearing loss. In order to work effectively the patient must have enough quantity and quality …

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