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The Center for Audiology is proud to commemorate our 10-year anniversary milestone with an expanded Houston office and new look!  Dr. Sara Nagel, Founder of The Center for Audiology, started the practice with a dream of providing the greater Houston community with personalized, cutting-edge hearing care.  We take our mission of providing better hearing care seriously and continue to invest

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Mother’s Day is around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate that special woman who has done so much for us over our lifetime! Our moms are often the family member bringing everyone together for celebrations, holidays, and happy family times. During those times, have you noticed that your mom — or a mom you know — not enjoying the

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February is Heart Health Month. You might be surprised to discover that hearing loss may be an early sign of cardiovascular disease in seemingly healthy people . A study first published in Laryngoscope in February 2009 found the risk of hearing impairment was significantly greater in people with underlying atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than in those without vessel

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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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