Tinnitus Evaluations, Part II
In part 2 of my discussion, I wanted to talk about some new research done on managing tinnitus with hearing aid amplification.
A study looked at a group of patients that had a diagnosis of hearing loss with primary or secondary complaint of "bothersome" tinnitus and that wore hearing aid amplification.
Hearing Assistive Technology - Loop Systems
Ok…this is the last in the series of blogs related to the T-COIL’s use in hearing aids.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be in a large room with many people and be able to clearly hear an announcement, lecturer/speaker, movie, etc.. Well, you can if there is a LOOP SYSTEM in the room….So…what is a LOOP SYSTEM?
A loop system is a public announcement (PA) system that is silent—no speakers connected.
When Traditional Hearing Aids Are Not Helping
More than few times I’ve had patients who had normal hearing, or a small hearing loss, in one ear and very little hearing or no hearing in the other ear.
Auditory Processing in the Classroom
More often than not, children (even those with normal hearing) face listening difficulties in classrooms as a result of competing ambient background nose. The deleterious effects of this obstacle become apparent when the child must work harder to stay on top of their work. Often times, this results in an increase in frustration, a decrease in enthusiasm for learning, and may severely hinder that child’s academic progress.
Looking Back on Tragedy
Nobody can escape feeling the grief of the loss of such young precious lives from the tragedy in Connecticut. We will never know the whole story behind who this young man was that has caused such pain but it does make you hug your children harder and wonder why. All of the professionals at REM Audiology have come into contact with children and adults with disabilities and cannot help but wonder what kind of a disability may the shooter have had that would lead him to cause him such harm.
Have you ever experienced a “ringing” or other type of sound in your ear when there really are no actual sounds in your environment? Chances are what you are experiencing is a condition called tinnitus. Estimates are that more than 50 million people are affected by tinnitus. There is no exact known cause for this condition but research shows that exposure to loud sounds can cause damage to the sensory cells of our inner ear.
Hearing Assistive Technology - The Neck Loop
In my previous Blog entry I discussed how a t-coil works. Hopefully you did your homework and found out if your hearing aids have one. A t-coil is a different way to utilize your hearing aid by delivering some form of audio input without using a microphone. It is basically wireless connectivity to hearing aids that’s been around for years and years--probably since before the inventors of bluetooth were even born!
So the most basic accessory you can use with a t-coil enabled hearing aid is the neckloop.
IEP vs 504 Plan?
When speaking with parents of children with hearing loss or auditory processing disorders I am often asked which is better a 504 or an IEP? This can be a very confusing process and I am going to try to explain it in basic terms. I will also provide a link for the state parent guide to services in the state of New Jersey to obtain further information for New Jersey residents.
The World's Smallest Hearing Aid...
...is called Lyric. Lyric is “ the world's first and only 100% invisible extended Wear” hearing aid. I have fit patients with Lyric for the past few years and for the most part patients prefer Lyric over their previous hearings aids.
Hearing Assistive Technology - The T-Coil
Every few weeks I will be responsible for “blogging” about Assistive Hearing Technology and hearing aids. Of all topics in audiology, this is my very favorite.
Classroom FM Systems: Complimenting Your Child’s Academic Listening Needs
Great! Your child has been fitted with a hearing aid amplification system. Now you can just relax a little bit and feel assured that the initial stage of acquiring and adjusting to new amplification is now completed. Give yourself a pat on the back Moms and Dads- you have just made one of the best decisions for your child’s personal, educational, and social well-being.
We accept most commercial insurance policies. Allow our staff to guide you through the insurance policies.
HEAR-PO, AARP, and HEAR USA patients are welcome.
I have been a patient of the audiologists at REM Audiology in New Jersey for the last 20 years. I have always found them to be highly professional and helpful. Their hearing aid services are presented in a manner that is sensitive to my needs. Their staff of audiologists in New Jersey consists of highly trained professionals. They keep up with the latest hearing aid technology and have always educated me about my hearing aid options which in turn helps me educate others.
Tish Cornue - 65 year old retired nurse.
REM Audiology is great for me. I have been seen by both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania pediatric audiologists. State of the art pediatric hearing aids and quality earmolds were dispensed to my three year old son. I am really happy to have pediatric audiologists who are knowledgeable about pediatric hearing aids in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The offices are close and convenient for me.
Carla Hernandez - mother of a hearing impaired child
REM Audiology Associates is the best company in New Jersey to learn about hearing aids. The ear doctors are the best in New Jersey and they along with their staff make you feel like family. The entire process of get hearing aids was made most enjoyable and educational.
Mike Hoffman - 24 years old graduate student.