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.
Hearing conservation should receive attention and resources similar to those allocated for anti-smoking, anti-drug, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted disease education programs that are now presented routinely in public schools.
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
There are many assistive listening devices available today, from sophisticated systems used in theaters and auditoriums to small personal systems.
There are many styles of hearing aids. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options required, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors, and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style the patient will use.
Tinnitus is an abnormal perception of a sound which is reported by patients that is unrelated to an external source of stimulation. Tinnitus is a very common disorder.
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.
Audiology is the science of hearing, its measurement and non-medical diagnosis. An Audiologist holds at least a Masters Degree in Audiology,after having received extensive clinical and academic training. The Audiologist will then be required to pass both national board and state licensing examinations. .A Clinically Certified Audiologist (such as Barth), successfully completes over 2000 supervised clinical hours and a Clinical Fellowship Year. In addition, in the State of New Jersey, Dispensing Audiologists are required to undergo extensive ongoing continuing education courses and activities, in order to maintain State Licenses for both Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing.