Berkeley Hearing Center

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Hearing Health Blog

Why is that we procrastinate on issues that if we dealt with them in a timely fashion, would be easier and more effectively addressed? With hearing loss, unfortunately, this has generally been the case for decades. Consistently, the hearing healthcare analysis MarkeTrak (MT) studies have found that around only 20% of those who could benefit from amplification have been taking

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Last month, I promised ways to help users get the most out of hearing aids. What follows will, I hope, help you to engage with your audiologist so the scope of the problem is understood and all of the really amazing benefits provided by today's state-of-the-art hearing aids & assistive listening technology are realized. My 1 st 'tip' is very

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In audiology, we use acronyms to describe different types or styles of hearing aids. There are ITE (custom in-the-ear), BTE (behind-the-ear), CIC (custom completely-in-canal) and RIC (receiver-in-canal) hearing aids. My least favorite are ITDs, in-the-drawer hearing aids. These are hearing aids that will likely never see the light of day again. Why would someone pay all that money for something

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Hidden Hearing Loss, yet another reason to protect your ears! They say “knowing is half the battle”. If you don't know what the problem is, how can you address it? In medicine, this axiom is especially true, and our ears are a perfect example. Unsurprisingly, over the years, lots of people have come to my office complaining of communication problems,

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As we age, our bodies and minds (alas, unlike a fine wine) diminish from their peaks. Time is the great equalizer. When grown children see and experience a parent's inevitable decline, this truth can be especially hard to bear. For most of our lives, our parents are our protectors, our teachers and our support. As the role of caregiver passes

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