Berkeley Hearing Center

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Hearing Health Blog

Anyone can have hearing loss.  Many people assume hearing loss affects only 'old people'.  In fact, the majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are below the age of 65; and nearly half of all people with hearing loss are below the age of 55.  So if you do, you’re not alone.  You’re in the company of nearly 40 million

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What we put into our bodies, from food/drinks to prescription/non-prescription medications, affects how our bodies work.  From a young age, we are taught to eat healthfully-carrots for good eyesight, spinach for building muscle, drinking milk for strong bones, etc.  But does what we eat (or don't eat) affect our hearing?  Recent studies, in fact, do indicate a relationship between our

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a public health issue that affects millions of people every year.  It is an equal opportunity problem, affecting all ages.  It doesn't distinguish between skin color, sexual orientation, rich or poor.  Because we live in the modern world, we are exposed (over-exposed?) to loud sounds in every facet of our lives-work, leisure, travel, etc. 

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Until fairly recently, hearing aids have had a bad reputation.  How many times have I heard a patient or their family say something like...“they amplify everything, including the noise”, “they are uncomfortable”, “they look horrible”, “they aren't effective” or  “don't they whistle all the time when they're in your ears”.  Before the advent of fully digital hearing aids, many of

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