Hearing Screening Protocol for Stroke Patients

Hearing Screening Stroke Protocol

Hearing loss alone can be life-altering to many but combine it with a stroke and it can be utterly debilitating. Strokes can result in paralysis, memory issues or problems with reasoning, as well as trouble speaking, swallowing and more. It’s less commonly known that a stroke can result in hearing loss. As the leading cause… Continue reading Hearing Screening Protocol for Stroke Patients

Unrecognized Hearing Loss Among Adults

Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Did you know that age-related hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions among older adults? An estimated one-third of Americans over the age of 65 experience age-related hearing loss, while the condition affects approximately 50 percent of those over the age of 85 in the United States. Because it is such a… Continue reading Unrecognized Hearing Loss Among Adults

Could Hearing Loss Affect School Attendance?

Hearing Loss & School Attendance

Did you know that almost 15% of children between ages six and nineteen have low or high-frequency hearing loss? Whether it’s genetics, injuries or something else, this hearing loss can have wide-ranging effects on kids as they grow. New research out of Australia shows that some of those effects may often go unseen even as… Continue reading Could Hearing Loss Affect School Attendance?

How Hearing Loss Rewires Our Brain

Brain rewiring after hearing loss

Our brains are incredible machines. There is no arguing that as much as we have learned about them over the years, our understanding is still very limited. It’s like space or ocean exploration. We only know a small percentage of what’s really in the brain and how it operates. This includes how it manages the… Continue reading How Hearing Loss Rewires Our Brain

I’m Sorry, Did You Just Say My Hearing Loss is Genetic?

Signs of noise-induced hearing loss

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a true problem in the United States. An estimated 10 to 40 million adults across the country show signs of this condition. Many of these are due to exposure to noisy areas such as the loud burst of gunfire found in the military or at shooting ranges, the clang of… Continue reading I’m Sorry, Did You Just Say My Hearing Loss is Genetic?

Do Hearing Loss Apps Work?

Hearing loss apps

Technology is advancing at an astounding rate, and we’re not just talking about the Internet, self-driving cars, and robotic surgery. This includes the hearing health field. Hearing aids become smarter by the minute. Hearing evaluations are more refined and individualized than ever before, and apps for everything from testing hearing to finding the best restaurant… Continue reading Do Hearing Loss Apps Work?

Protecting Your Hearing from Everyday Life

Places That Can Be Damaging To Your Hearing

Without a doubt, we encounter some places that are just plain loud. You’d expect a sporting event such as a football game in a stadium, or an indoor monster truck rally in a coliseum to be loud, but there are places we go every day that are loud enough to harm our hearing. One in… Continue reading Protecting Your Hearing from Everyday Life

Florida Medical Clinic is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Happy Holidays

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us that can benefit from generosity; you can make a difference… Continue reading Florida Medical Clinic is Proud to Support the Hearing Health Foundation

Taking Drug Delivery into the Inner Ear

Inner ear drug delivery

With over 466 million people around the world living with a disabling loss of hearing, and 34 million of these being children, this has scientists, doctors, and researchers all looking for new ways to combat the effects of hearing loss. When hearing loss occurs after several years of using spoken language, it can be much… Continue reading Taking Drug Delivery into the Inner Ear

Could That Sound Be Disturbing Your Brain?

Harsh sounds and the brain

Disturbed by harsh, loud noises like that car alarm that always seems to spring into action in the middle of the night or the perfectly pitched screams of the kids running around on the playground? You’re not alone. In fact, it may be a natural response in human beings according to some of the latest… Continue reading Could That Sound Be Disturbing Your Brain?