ear health

11 Jun, 2024

How to Protect Your Hearing When Listening to Devices

By |June 11th, 2024|ear health, Hearing Protection|

We all love our devices. Phones, laptops, and tablets keep us connected, entertained, and informed, but did you know these devices could also be putting your hearing at risk? Loud music, podcasts, and audiobooks all have the potential to damage your hearing over time. Past studies have shown that perhaps as many as 40 million [...]

13 Oct, 2022

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: An Ear Doctor and Audiologist’s Perspective

By |October 13th, 2022|audiologist, audiology, Ear Conditions, ear health, headphones and hearing aids, hearing accessories, hearing aid, hearing aid fittings, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, New hearing technology, News Coverage, public health, Research & Publications|

As of 2021, about 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from hearing aids. Only about a third of them use hearing aids.  The number of hearing loss diagnoses rises yearly at increasingly younger ages. Studies show that untreated hearing loss heightens the risk of dementia, social isolation, tinnitus, memory impairment, anxiety, and mental exhaustion. Like [...]

14 Jun, 2022

Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

By |June 14th, 2022|audiologist, audiology, Cognitive Decline, Ear Conditions, ear health, headphones and hearing aids, hearing aid, hearing aid fittings, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, Helpful Tips, sensorineural hearing loss, Uncategorized|

Hearing loss often takes place slowly over time and, as a result, goes unnoticed. With a process this gradual, how do you know if you are experiencing hearing loss?  You may not even realize until someone close to you points it out. Take a moment and read through some of the signs and symptoms of [...]

16 Mar, 2021

New study finds COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse

By |March 16th, 2021|COVID 19, Ear Conditions, ear health, Hearing Loss, Medical Science, Research & Publications, Tinnitus|

New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19, as well as the measures helping to keep us safe.   The study, which involved 3,103 participants from 48 countries, found that 40 percent of those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 simultaneously experience [...]

29 Jan, 2021

5 Ways to Improve Your Hearing

By |January 29th, 2021|asymmetric hearing loss, ear health, headphones and hearing aids, hearing aid, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Helpful Tips, Inner ear, sudden hearing loss|

Hearing loss can occur at any age and for a variety of reasons.  Luckily, there are ways that you can improve your own hearing or protect yourself from damage. Here are 5 simple tips that you can incorporate into your everyday life to help maintain the health of your hearing for years to come! 1. [...]

9 Sep, 2020

Could COVID-19 affect your hearing even with no other symptoms?

By |September 9th, 2020|asymmetric hearing loss, audiology, coronavirus, COVID 19, ear health, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Medical Science, Tinnitus, vertigo|

As more evidence continues to emerge about the impact of Covid-19 on the human body, some scientific publications have suggested that the virus may affect your ear and hearing, even if you are otherwise asymptomatic. A study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology and conducted by M.W.M.Mustafa of the Qena Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University [...]

14 Jul, 2020

Could COVID-19 cause tinnitus or hearing loss?

By |July 14th, 2020|audiology, coronavirus, COVID 19, ear health, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, Inner ear, Medical Science, Research & Publications, Tinnitus|

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, brings with it a host of health concerns. Most of these symptoms are respiratory in nature as reported by the CDC; shortness of breath, coughing, sore throat [1]. However, there is some concern that the coronavirus may cause some neurological symptoms as well. In a study of [...]

12 May, 2020

Leading Otoneurologist specializing in dizziness joins Shohet Ear Associates

By |May 12th, 2020|balance, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, BPPV, dizziness, Ear Conditions, ear health, hearing health, Hearing Loss, Inner ear, Otoneurology, Tinnitus, vertigo, Vertigo and Balance Disorders|

Jack Shohet, M.D., founder of Shohet Ear Associates, is pleased to announce that Gregory Whitman, M.D. has joined the practice part-time as an Otoneurologist specializing in dizziness, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Dr. Whitman is one of the few fellowship trained Otoneurologists specializing in dizziness in the country.  He will be seeing patients at [...]

18 Mar, 2020

Your Health and Well-Being is our #1 Priority

By |March 18th, 2020|audiology, coronavirus, COVID 19, Ear Conditions, ear health, ear infections, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Helpful Tips|

At Shohet Ear Associates, the health and well-being of our patients and staff is our number one priority.  During this unusual time, we would like to share with you the steps we are taking to proactively protect your safety while also providing assistance for those in need. Due to the recent escalation in preventative measures [...]

24 Feb, 2020

What to do about sudden one-sided hearing loss

By |February 24th, 2020|asymmetric hearing loss, audiology, children hearing health, Cochlear, cochlear implants, Ear Conditions, ear health, ear infections, earwax, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, one sided hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, single sided deafness, Tinnitus, vertigo|

If you’ve ever seemingly out of the blue experienced hearing loss in one ear, it can be alarming. This condition is called sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or SSNHL, and is an unexplained or rapid loss of hearing — one that is not caused by a “noise trauma,” such as an exploding firecracker right next to [...]

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