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Can Hearing Loss Make You Tired?

Issue 21.17

When was the last time you were really tired? And not just a little sleepy, but truly exhausted. Maybe you just ran the St. George Marathon, or perhaps you had been feeling the emotional exhaustion of worrying about a loved one. Whatever the cause, when you were exhausted, did it affect […]

The Perfect Fit

Issue 40.16

There are many factors that create a successful hearing aid fit. We call this the perfect fit. While each patient is uniquely different, the process is similar for everyone. We begin by providing an otoscopic evaluation of the ear canal followed by thorough testing of both hearing and auditory processing abilities. […]

The Truth About Hearing Aids

Issue 26.16

Hearing aids can be confusing. There are many different types and brands of hearing aids and even more places they can be purchased. It is understandable that many people feel confused when deciding how or when to move forward.

We often see patients that have spent hours online trying to decide […]

Tell Me About Your Hearing Aids

Issue 21.16

As Doctors of Audiology, our patients often implore us to “tell me about your hearing aids.” Our patients are commonly under the false assumption that we have one specific hearing aid at our clinic that we recommend to all of our patients. This is not the case and requires a deeper […]

What Is Tinnitus?

Issue 16.16

Tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a ringing or a sound that only you can hear, or a phantom auditory perception. While tinnitus is not a condition, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition, it sure can be quite irritating and make hearing and communicating much more […]

Distinguishing Between Meniere’s And Migraines

Issue 50.15

Dizziness and vertigo are problems that afflict many people worldwide. In fact, dizziness is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits in people over the age of 65. There are many potential causes for dizziness, but in the over 65 population, inner ear issues are the most common. In […]

What Is A Doctor Of Audiology?

Issue 45.15

At Hearing & Balance Doctors, we employ only Doctors of Audiology. It is one thing that makes our clinic great and sets us apart from other clinics in the region. People sometimes ask us, “What is a Doctor of Audiology?” A Doctor of Audiology is professional with a clinical doctorate – […]

Hearing Better On The Phone

Issue 41.15

Current technology has made hearing on the telephone easier than ever.

Many of the patients we see have difficulty hearing on the telephone. Current technology has made hearing on the telephone easier than ever. Dr. Whitaker recently met with a patient who has had hearing loss most of her life as […]

Is There A Cure For Hearing Loss?

Issue 29.15

One topic that was explored at this year’s Audiology NOW conference was a potential medical cure for hearing loss. Most hearing loss is a result of damage to the hair cells of the inner ear. Once these hair cells are damaged, there is no way to heal them.

Currently, there are […]

Potential Cure For Hearing Loss

Issue 22.15

One topic that was explored at this year’s Audiology NOW conference was a potential medical cure for hearing loss. Most hearing loss is a result of damage to the hair cells of the inner ear. Once these hair cells are damaged, there is no way to heal them.

Currently, there are […]