Category Archives: Audiologist

Hearing Aids Better For Dementia Than Pills?

Hearing Loss

Something remarkable occurred to me last week. We have very poor treatment options for cognitive decline and dementia right now. There is a brand-new controversial medication recently FDA approved to help out with Alzheimer disease. This medication however has never been shown to improve cognitive decline or dementia. The medication is costly enough that it […]

Cognitive Testing to Supplement Hearing Test in the Elderly. Get Checked Now.

Much data much research in the past 10-20 years in the hearing loss world has focused around how hearing loss can actually worsen early cognitive decline. We all see patients who are elderly have significant disabling dementia. At this point it simply too late for hearing aids to do much good. However often acting earlier, […]

Is hearing loss costing you $20,000 a year?

The numbers may be a little bit dated now, certainly higher in today’s terms. A good article from 2012 broke down some of the occupational expenses of untreated hearing loss. Most notably, the average employee with any degree of untreated hearing loss earned about $11,000 less than their peers. For severe untreated hearing loss this […]

Untreated hearing loss and risks of cognitive decline and dementia

Untreated hearing loss usually take its toll on the patient gradually. According to the American Hearing Loss Association of America, almost 50 million Americans suffer from varying degrees of hearing loss. Many of these are those over 65 years. At 75 years, about a half of the population have the problem. Early intervention can help […]

Safe Treatment for Earwax

Advanced ENT & Allergy

The role of earwax The body produces earwax (scientifically referred to as cerumen) for a number pf reasons. These include: Keeps the ear lubricated Traps dust Kills any microorganisms invading the ear canal Traps insects and other crawling things from getting to the eardrum Overall, earwax keeps the ear clean Should I have my earwax […]