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The Center for Audiology is pleased to present the new Levo® system for the treatment of tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of sound even when no sound is present. Someone suffering from tinnitus might hear ringing, chirping, roaring, whooshing, or even musical tones in their ears. Sometimes the sound is perceived so loudly that it can interfere with daily activities

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The New Year is always a good time to take stock of where we are in life and what we'd like to change.  Setting goals and making resolutions are great, but taking concrete action to make sure we reach our goals is even greater!  If hearing loss has been impacting your life or the life of your loved one, here

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Audibility improvement, or the ability to hear sounds and speech more clearly, is the goal of hearing aid fittings. So why do so many hearing aids that are dispensed end up in a drawer? Whether or not real-ear measurements were included as part of the initial fitting is usually the reason hearing aids are worn or not. What are real-ear

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Taking charge of your hearing loss by wearing hearing aids has been shown to:  Reduce social isolation Improve relationships with your loved ones Reduce negative emotional consequences of hearing loss such as depression, anxiety, frustration, and loneliness Increase earning power by maintaining higher productivity at work Decrease embarrassing faux pas that occur when hearing is not good Improve safety through better

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Most of the patients with hearing loss that present to our clinic are helped quite successfully with hearing aids.  Sometimes, however, a patient may present with such severe or profound hearing loss that even the most powerful hearing aids on the market today may not provide sufficient benefit.   Although hearing aids (HAs) and cochlear implants (CIs) both provide better

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It is heartbreaking to see the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey as it swept through Houston during the last week of August, 2017.  Many of our patients were unfortunately affected personally and lost homes, possessions, and precious memories.  Many hearing aids were lost during the flooding, leaving evacuees with hearing loss more stressed during an already stressful time.  We are

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The Fall semester is around the corner, and whether you are a new or returning college student with hearing loss, here are six tips to help you navigate the college territory more easily:  1. College students who are Texas residents and who meet certain hearing loss criteria, can apply to have their tuition waived at state-supported post-secondary schools.   This

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The best hearing aids only work if powered by batteries.  For some hearing aid users, however, handling those small, round batteries can be quite challenging.  Poor manual dexterity, neuropathy in fingers, hand tremors, or poor vision can turn a simple task like changing a battery into a frustrating and sometimes, time-consuming process.  And trying to find a runaway battery that

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As more hearing aids are developed with direct-to-iPhone or iPad Bluetooth connectivity, more hearing aid users are realizing the wonderful benefits of hearing aids that also serve as wireless headsets for music and audio-book streaming, as well as Bluetooth headsets for phone conversations.  Amy and Liz are two patients seen in our Houston office this week.  Both could finally carry

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It’s summertime in Houston! Humidity is up, and that means increased chance of moisture buildup in hearing aids.   You may also notice that your ears are sweatier due to hearing aid use. What are the best summertime do’s and don’ts when it comes to hearing aids? DO : Store your hearing aids and hearing aid batteries in a cool,

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