Connecting you hearing instruments to your iPhone

How to connect your iPhone compatible instrument to your iPhone Open and Close battery doors on your hearing aids Go to Settings on your phone General Accessibility MFi Hearing Devices Phone will search and find your instruments Tap on your instruments Hit pair If asked for a code enter 0000 … Read More

Hearing Loss and Arthritis

Hearing Loss and Arthritis Written by Kimberly Ledda, Au.D. Arthritis is the leading cause of adult disability affecting approximately 54 million people (Arthritis Foundation, 2018). While there are almost 100 types of clinically diagnosed arthritis and related disorders, it affects people across all demographics and results in experiencing fluctuating levels … Read More

Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus or “ringing in the ears” is defined as a phantom auditory perception of a sound when no external noise is present. It is described as a buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing or clicking sound. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates 15% of the general population experiences tinnitus. This equates … Read More

Hearing Aids and Cellphone Applications

Hearing Aids and Cellphone Applications Written by: Kimberly Ledda, 4th Year Audiology Extern Current hearing aid technology has advanced to connect directly with cellphones to provide a variety of functions. One of these functions includes directly streaming audio sources from cellphones to hearing aids without the use of an intermediary … Read More

Noise-induced hearing loss

Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDOCD), 10 million Americans suffer from hearing damage from noise, and 30 to 50 million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels every day. One in four adults … Read More

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central Auditory Processing Discorder Written by Allison Evans, 4th Year Audiology Fellow Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a hearing disorder that impacts the brain’s ability to process sounds (Chermak, 2013). CAPD manifests itself in different ways that may be similar to other conditions such as language impairment, attention deficit … Read More

Hearing Loss, Cancer Treatments and Ototoxicity

Hearing Loss and Cancer Treatments and Ototoxicity Certain medications can cause damage to the ear which could result in hearing loss, balance disorders or ringing in the ear. These medications are considered ototoxic (Cone, Dorn, Konrad-Martin, Lister, Ortiz and Schairer, 2016). There are now more than 200 known ototoxic drugs. … Read More

Bone-Anchored Devices for Conductive and Mixed Losses

A bone anchored implant combines the concepts of osseointegration and bone conduction hearing Osseointegration is a structural and functional connection between living bone and the surface of an implant. This involves the anchoring of a surgical implant (as in a bone-anchored implant) by the growth of bone around it. A … Read More

Hearing Loss and Diabetes

Hearing Loss and Diabetes The global prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. is estimated to be 9% among adults, and according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes will affect nearly one third of the world’s population by the year 2050 (CDC, 2014). It is reported the prevalence is … Read More

Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling

Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling Researchers report, those with mild hearing loss (25 decibels) are three times more likely to have a history of falling as compared with those with normal hearing, and for every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss, the likelihood of falling increases by 1.4 (Lin … Read More