Hearing Health Blog

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Who Invented the Hearing Aid?

The hearing aid is a wonderful piece of technology, improving the hearing of millions living with hearing loss. The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that almost 29 million Americans could benefit from using a hearing aid.  Today, hearing aids are virtually undetectable and are built using the very latest developments in […]

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How to Know if You’re Hard of Hearing or Going Deaf?

You may have concerns that you are going deaf or that you’re struggling to hear. If you think that being hard of hearing, impaired or deaf are all the same thing, it’s important to note that there are many differences between the terms. Deaf usually refers to a hearing loss that is so severe there […]

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What Should You Ask Your Audiologist About Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are incredibly powerful tools that have the potential to change the lives of those who use them. Many people around the world benefit from tools like this, with their audiologist helping them to choose the best fit for them. Of course, though, it pays to know what to ask your audiologist when you’re […]

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Scientists Found a Possible Cure for Tinnitus

Every patient with tinnitus knows how frustrating and debilitating the ringing sound in one’s ear can be. More than 50 million Americans suffer from this hearing loss-related condition but there’s still no said treatment that works for everyone. However, the University of Arizona seems to be closing in on a potential new cure. Tinnitus has […]

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Brain Awareness Week: How Your Brain and Hearing are Connected

This week is Brain Awareness Week. This global campaign, celebrated every March, aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research for people of all ages. As a supporter of BAW, we’d like to talk about the link that connects our brain and our hearing. While it’s been known that hearing […]

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It’s World Hearing Day!

Today, we’re celebrating World Hearing Day. Every year, on March 3rd, the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to spread awareness about the importance of hearing health across the globe. This year’s theme is “Check your hearing!” And here at Kirsch Audiology, we can’t say enough about giving your ears lots of love by incorporating a […]

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Can I Buy a Hearing Aid Online?

These days, it seems like you can buy everything from a gallon of milk to a car online, so can you also buy a hearing aid online? In fact, hearing aids can be found online, through platforms such as eBay and wholesale retailers, but these are often not the high-tech medical devices that offer personalized […]

What Is a Doctor of Audiology

What Is a Doctor of Audiology?

If you have hearing loss, you may be wondering what kind of doctor to see. This is a great question, as your hearing is as important as any other medical condition you may have, and it’s important to see an expert who can provide long-term care and guidance on your journey to better hearing. If […]

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Hearing Aid Doctor: How an Audiologist Can Treat Your Hearing Loss

Hearing aid doctors, or audiologists, as they are formally known, are licensed health care professionals skilled in treating hearing loss. Because hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors – including, but not limited to sudden damage to the inner ear, aging, or long-term exposure to loud noise – it’s important to see […]