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May is Better Speech & Hearing Month!

Audiologists and hearing care professionals across the country take the month of May to inform Americans about Better Speech and Hearing Month. New York Hearing Doctors joins with our fellow colleagues to inform and educate in regards to awareness and preventative measures when it comes to hearing loss. Overall, Better Speech and Hearing month (BSHM) brings awareness to the signs …

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City Noise Has Been Linked to Hearing Loss

Pollution, often thought of in the form of smog or scattered garbage, is something of which many people are aware and recognize as harmful. Noise pollution, on the other hand, is more commonly thought of as annoying, rather than damaging to a person’s health and wellbeing. A recent study, conducted by Mimi Hearing Technologies and Charite University Hospital in Berlin, …

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1 in 8 Workers in the US Has a Hearing Loss

As your Audiologist in NYC, we want to keep you aware of the latest developments and research in hearing care. According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight workers in the US experiences some degree of hearing loss. On-the-job noise is quite common, with a long history of workers experiencing hearing …

NY Hearing Doctor – New Study Reveals 2nd Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss

New Study Reveals 2nd Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss

 If you experience hearing loss, then you know how intricate and personal your listening experience is. Chances are, you’ve had a comprehensive hearing test and you’ve been fitted for customized hearing aids with features tailored to support the specific way that you hear. Now consider this: suppose you’ve had your hearing test and everything checks out fine with no hearing …

Unions and OSHA Clash over Hearing Loss Rule

Unions and OSHA Clash over Hearing Loss Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a possible change of requirements in terms of how employers record their employees’ hearing loss. OSHA is calling the rule change a “clarification” of existing requirements, but unions and employer representatives are raising concerns about what this change would mean for employers. What constitutes job-related hearing loss? The central debate lies …

Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

If you’ve recently been fitted for new hearing aids, congratulations! Hearing specialists estimate that 28.8 million Americans could benefit from the use of hearing aids, while there is an estimated 48 million Americans who experience some degree of hearing loss. With your new hearing aids, you’ll begin to understand and grow accustomed to the benefits of using hearing aids to …

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1 in 10 Adults Suffer from Tinnitus

Have you ever had the experience of a ringing or whistling or buzzing in your ear – but you’re not sure what it is? It may have happened after a night at a live concert or a sporting event, where sounds can get quite loud. This experience is known as tinnitus, or “ringing of the ear.” Tinnitus may be temporary …

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Painkillers May be Linked to Hearing Loss in Women

If you look in most medicine cabinets across the country, you’ll find some form of over-the-counter painkiller for aches, pains, and fevers. These drugs range from aspirin to paracetamol to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as ibuprofen. We usually don’t think twice, when we’ve got pains or a headache to pop a couple of these. However, a new study has …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

If you’ve just scheduled your first hearing test at New York Hearing Doctors, congratulations! You are on your way to better hearing health. If the word “test” makes you nervous, we’re here to reassure you that a hearing test is simple and painless. And even better, the entire process takes about an hour of your time! In terms of moving …

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Tips for talking to someone about hearing loss

Have you noticed that your loved one isn’t hearing as well as they used to? Maybe your mother can’t hear the grandkids talking, or maybe your husband makes you repeat yourself four times before he understands you. We know what you’re going through. Watching a loved one lose their hearing is painful, and sometimes talking about it can be a …