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The world has become a noisy place.  From sirens on the street to the music in restaurants and stores, it can be hard to find a quiet moment in the day.  All this noise may be more than just a nuisance.  According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 22 million Americans have some degree of

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We accept donations of any kind of hearing aids for the Haitian Hope of Hearing Mission.  Here's why... " I have been fortunate to visit Haiti annually since 1995, to test hearing-impaired children enrolled in deaf schools and fit them with hearing aids. Last year I remember, a young boy entered the testing area, very shy, unsure of the strangers in

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Many of you, our patients, have wished that Medicare would cover the cost of hearing devices.  I thought you would be interested to learn that the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has submitted the Hearing Aid AssistanceTax Credit Act.  It hasn't passed, as yet, but at least it is in the works.  If you'd like to take a look at

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Ever hear of ear aerobics?  How about yoga for ears?  If the answer to those questions is no, then maybe some self-education about the gentle art of ear massage is in order. There is a load of advice to be found on the Internet.  "Rubbing your ears sends happy feelings into your body by triggering the release of brain endorphins,"

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Some of you have asked about ear candling, and I have never recommended this procedure for cerumen (ear wax) removal.  I found this article for those of you who were/are interested.   Read More

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Several of our patients have asked, “Can my hearing be restored? The short answer is, No, not at this time. However, research scientists are optimistic because of recent discoveries in stem cell research and gene mapping. Read more... "Let's Be More Like Birds." Hearing Health, a Publication of Hearing Health Foundation, p. 36-38, Andy Groves, PhD, Jennifer Stone, PhD, Michael

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 I read an article recently about hair cell regeneration ...  this is something to get excited about!  Imagine a pill to regenerate cochlear hair cells!!  Unfortunately, it is not on the market today, but they have promising results and are working on it.  Read on        

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For those patients who have experienced increased difficulty understanding in the presence of background noise, read the following article, “Here’s How You Can Hear Better in Noise”, Hearing Health Magazine, A Publication of Hearing Foundation , Spring 2012, Ross Cushing, AuD.   www.hearinghealthfoundation.org Also consider downloading the free app for the iPhone or iPad, Hear Coach by Starkey , that

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Mice May be the Key to Regenerating Cochlear Hair Cells I just read an article by Matthew W. Kelley, PhD, about hair cell regeneration and would like to share a summary of the article.  The loss of cochlear hair cells is the primary cause of hearing loss.  Mammals’ hair cells are not regenerated after they are lost.  As a result,

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Dr. Sally E. Muhlbach, Audiologist Some of our patients continue to misunderstand even though their hearing instruments turn-up the volume to a comfortable listening level. You may find the following article of interest: "The Effects of Aging on Auditory Processing", Nina Kraus, PhD & Samira Anderson, PhD. - The Hearing Journal, January 2013 - Volume 66 - Number 1, p.

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