20 May, 2021

To Q-Tip or Not To Q-Tip: How You Should and Shouldn’t Clean Your Ears

By |May 20th, 2021|audiologist, ear cleaning, Ear Conditions, ear wax, Hearing Aids, Helpful Tips, Inner ear|

Our LISTEN & LEARN webinar series continued this month with our second talk entitled, “To Q-Tip or Not To Q-Tip: How You Should and Shouldn't Clean Your Ears”. In addition to the valuable information shared by our presenter and audiology doctoral extern, Nina Harris, we were joined by one of our Physician Assistants, Carolyn Lyn. [...]

23 Apr, 2021

Highlights from Virtual Webinar “Mask Up Without Missing Out”

By |April 23rd, 2021|asymmetric hearing loss, audiologist, COVID 19, headphones and hearing aids, hearing accessories, hearing aid, hearing health, Helpful Tips, nonverbal communications|

We hope that you were able to join our first educational webinar in our LISTEN & LEARN series entitled "Mask Up Without Missing Out," presented by Dr. Gina Patzkowski and Emma Movick from our Audiology team. During the session, the presenters shared valuable information on topics such as: Proper mask etiquette Ways to communicate more [...]

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. [...]

26 Jan, 2021

Phonak Launches Lyric 4 Hearing Aid

By |January 26th, 2021|audiologist, hearing aid, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Inner ear, invisible hearing aids, Lyric, New hearing technology, Research & Publications, technological advancements|

At Shohet Ear Associates, we pride ourselves on staying abreast of technological advancements taking place in the hearing aid market and sharing new developments that could help our patients hear better and enjoy life more fully. Recently, Phonak announced the fourth generation of Phonak Lyric, the only 100% invisible hearing aid that can be worn [...]

6 Jan, 2021

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

By |January 6th, 2021|CDC, coronavirus, COVID 19, Medical Science, public health, vaccination, Vaccine|

Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available. As experts continue to learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination can help to reduce spread of the disease in communities, Dr. Shohet is encouraging others to join him and his medical colleagues in getting vaccinated. He received both his vaccinations at Hoag Hospital on [...]

14 Dec, 2020

Hearing Loss & the Holidays – Helpful Tips during COVID

By |December 14th, 2020|COVID 19, headphones and hearing aids, hearing accessories, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Helpful Tips|

The holidays are a time to gather, celebrate and connect with the people we love, but it’s also a tough time for people who experience hearing loss—especially during COVID-19. Navigating socially distant group gatherings, unreliable video call quality and audio and mask wearing, which inhibits lip reading, all make this holiday season even more challenging [...]

13 Dec, 2020

The Best Gift You Can Give – author shares her journey with Cochlear Implants

By |December 13th, 2020|asymmetric hearing loss, audiologist, cochlear implants, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Surgery, hearing tests, one sided hearing loss, profound to severe hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, single sided deafness, sudden hearing loss|

Julie Husting began losing her hearing when she was a teenager in high school. For thirty years she wore hearing aids. During that time, her hearing loss deteriorated from moderate to profound until she was relying on lip reading the majority of the time. Hearing aids made sounds louder, but they did not make speech [...]

2 Dec, 2020

The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

By |December 2nd, 2020|audiologist, diabetes, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, Hearing Loss, hearing tests|

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America's most widespread health concerns. More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those represent two large groups of people, and it appears there is a lot of overlap between the two. A study in 2008 by [...]

29 Nov, 2020

Experts Say Cochlear Implants Can Help People With Severe Hearing Loss Hear Better Today

By |November 29th, 2020|cochlear implants, Cognitive Decline, Dementia, Hearing Aids, hearing health, Hearing Loss, New hearing technology, profound to severe hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss|

A recent article in Forbes Magazine talked about how on August 2, 2020, Elon Musk,  announced that Neuralink allegedly had a brain chip that would allow people to hear sounds they had never heard before. Professor Gerard O’ Donoghue, steering committee member and Professor of Otology and Neurotology at the University of Nottingham, UK said that Neuralink gives [...]

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