When do I need to seek help of an Audiologist?

Signs that you may need a hearing evaluation: Problems hearing over the telephone. Trouble following conversations when two or more people speak at once. Trouble following conversations in a setting with a noisy background. Confusion about where sounds are located. Having to ask people to repeat ...
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What is Audiology?

Audiology is the testing and management of hearing and balance problems in people of all ages. It also involves the fitting and management of hearing aids and other hearing assistive devices.
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Who is an Audiologist?

The specialist who practices audiology is called an audiologist. Audiologists are medical professionals who have advanced degrees in Audiology.
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What is Cochlear implant surgery?

Cochlear implant surgery is done in a hospital or clinic. The surgery lasts 2 to 4 hours. You are given medicine (general anesthesia) to make you sleep during the procedure. The surgeon makes a cut behind the ear to open up the mastoid bone. Then the surgeon makes a small cut in the cochlea. He…...
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What is a Cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant is different from a hearing aid. A hearing aid makes sounds louder and helps someone who has some hearing loss. But a cochlear implant can help a person with very little or no hearing (partial or complete deafness). A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that electrica...
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How to take care of Hearing Aids?

Tips for taking care of hearing aids include: Keep the hearing aids away from heat and moisture. Store batteries in a safe location and out of the reach of children and pets. Replace batteries on a regular basis. Avoid the use of hairspray and other hair products when the hearing aid is in place....
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What are Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids can help improve hearing and speech especially in people who have sensorineural hearing loss (hearing loss in the inner ear due to damaged hair cells or a damaged hearing nerve). Different types of hearing aids: In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids. Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. Canal ...
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What is vertigo?

The word vertigo comes from the Latin verb “to turn.” Individuals with vertigo often say that they or their surroundings are turning or spinning. Vertigo is often due to an inner ear problem.
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How do I remove ear wax?

In most cases, swabbing the opening of the ear canal with the corner of a twisted damp washcloth will remove excessive ear wax. Avoid too much moisture or going too deep since prolonged moisture in the ear canal can lead to an infection. Probing with bobby pins, match sticks, Q-tips, etc. is stro...
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What is an Otolaryngologist?

Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.
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What is Nasal Polypectomy?

It is a surgical procedure which requires dissection of the abnormally grown polyps in the external nares. There are several ways of performing this procedures but the most safest method is Laser assisted Nasal Polypectomy.