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Tinnitus: It Has a Certain Ring to It
Fifty million Americans experience some form of tinnitus. Twelve million have sought professional intervention. Tinnitus is a significant and common problem across the USA. ... [read the article]

The American Tinnitus Association: A Resource for Enhancing Tinnitus Patient Services
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) assists healthcare providers in serving patients who have, or are learning to cope with, tinnitus. ... [read the article]

The Wall Street Journal, "Turn Off the Ringing Sound: Researchers Explore New Treatments to Silence the Persistent Din of Tinnitus [read the article]

Clinical Trials

Treatment of Tinnitus with a customized acoustic neural stimulus: a controlled clinical study [read the article]
Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment: Third Clinical Trial [read the article]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a person who has a masters or doctoral degree in audiology. Audiology is the science of hearing. In addition, the audiologist must be licensed or registered by their state (in 47 states) to practice audiology.... [more]

There IS something you can do about tinnitus!
Nearly 50 million people in the U.S.A. have tinnitus. Tinnitus may be described as a ringing, hissing or other noise heard in the ears or head... [more]

Do I Need Two Hearing Aids?
Basically, if you have two ears with hearing loss that could benefit from hearing aids, you need two hearing aids. It is important to realize there are no “normal” animals born with only one ear. Simply stated, you have two ears because you need two ears.... [more]

Hearing Aids in the Presence of Background Noise
Virtually all patients wearing hearing aids complain about background noise at one time or another. There is no way to completely eliminate background noise. ... [more]

Digital Hearing Aid Technology
The term DIGITAL is used so often today, it can be confusing. When the term “digital” is used while referring to hearing aids, it generally means the hearing aid is 100% digital. In other words, the hearing aid is indeed a “complete computer”. ... [more]

Taking an Impression of the Ear
All custom made hearing aids and earmolds are made from a “cast” of the ear. The cast is referred to as an ear impression. The audiologist or hearing aid dispenser makes the ear impression in the office. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes. ... [more]

Hearing Aid Battery Information
All batteries are toxic and dangerous if swallowed. Keep all batteries (and hearing aids) away from children and pets. If anyone swallows a battery it is a medical emergency and the individual needs to see a physician immediately. ... [more]

How do I know if I have Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss occurs to most people as they age. Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth or prenatal) or hereditary factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes. ... [more]

Realistic Expectations for the Hearing Aid User
Hearing aids work very well when fit and adjusted appropriately. They amplify sound! You might find that you like one hearing aid better than the other. The left and right hearing aids will probably not fit exactly the same and they probably won’t sound exactly the same.... [more]

Type and Degree of Hearing Loss
Results of the audiometric evaluation are plotted on a chart called an audiogram. Loudness is plotted from top to bottom. Frequency, from low to high, is plotted from left to right. ... [more]

Types of Hearing Aids
There are many styles of hearing aids. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options requirements, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors, and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style the patient will use.... [more]

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
You may have certain communication needs that cannot be solved by the use of hearing aids alone. These situations may involve the use of the telephone, radio, television, and the inability to hear the door chime, telephone bell, and alarm clock.... [more]

What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the term for a perception of sound in the absence of external auditory stimulus. It is often described as ringing in the ears. However, people may report their internal sound as hissing, buzzing, or chirping.... [more]

Easing the Torment of Tinnitus
While the human scars from bombs and bullets are often visible reminders of the horrors of war, invisible injuries can be just as devastating. For U.S. Navy veteran David Young, an unseen terror has been haunting him for years. [more]
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