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Pulsatile Tinnitus

Tinnitus | Austin, TX | Austin Hearing Services | Audiology Pulsatile Tinnitus What is Pulsatile Tinnitus? When are Noises in Your Ears More than Just “Noises”? By Dr. Margaret Hutchison, PhD Many people experience spontaneous noises their ears appear to make on their own, or Tinnitus. More than half of all adults experience this at some time; this is usually not a symptom of something more sinister. However, there are things that people experience that … Continue reading “Pulsatile Tinnitus”

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Tinnitus Treatments, Understanding Your Options

Tinnitus and its Treatments Up to 45 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which is the perception of a sound where no external sound stimulation exists. This ghost or phantom sound is normally perceived as a ringing, however it has also been reported as a buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, or clicking. We have said it before here on the blog, but we will say it again, the first thing to understand about tinnitus is that it’s a … Continue reading “Tinnitus Treatments, Understanding Your Options”

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Audiologists are Headed for a Train Wreck!

Audiologists are Headed for a Train Wreck! For a Number of Years- I have worked in the hearing aid industry for a number of years and multiple Doctors. These years have been an education and I have seen many things. I have observed the slow degradation of the position “Doctor of Audiology”. It’s disturbing to think that there has been no actions to stop the process. I know that Audiologists can cause some change with … Continue reading “Audiologists are Headed for a Train Wreck!”

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Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce Hearing industry secrets that will guide you, in the process of “building connection” for 2016 Interesting conversation came up yesterday. It seems a patient heard from one of my friends that I am a an amazing chef. I did admit that I love to cook and enjoy preparing great meals for friends but, just like everyone else, my talents in the kitchen have their limitations. I grew up in Louisiana and learned a … Continue reading “Secret Sauce”

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Hearing Impairment and Restaurants

Background noise presented in a restaurant environment is one of the most difficult situations for a person with hearing loss to deal with. As a person with hearing loss, I find that restaurants are not a quieter place for conversation as they once were. Many of today’s restaurants have allowed the soft quiet environments to become more of a thing of the past. The old style used to be filled with carpet and drapes which … Continue reading “Hearing Impairment and Restaurants”

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Hearing Loss, Non Treatment May Lead To Depression

By Margaret Hutchison 07th August 2015 Could Increasing Hearing Aid Use Reduce Depression And Dementia? I came across an interesting article recently about hearing loss, in particular untreated hearing loss and it’s effects. I have spoken here before about hearing loss and links to depression and self isolation. More information has come to light about it through a new study. Hearing loss has a disruptive effect on daily life for the millions who experience it. However, … Continue reading “Hearing Loss, Non Treatment May Lead To Depression”

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Hearing Protection For Shooters

Hearing Protection For Shooters By Larry Bailey August 2015 Protect Your Hearing While Maintaining Your Situational Awareness Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a very common complaint in America. When people think of NIHL they usually think of damage from industrial sources, working in noisy environments and such like. However, NIHL is caused by exposure to noise, it doesn’t matter where that noise comes from. Extraordinary Statistics Exposure to harmful noise can happen at any … Continue reading “Hearing Protection For Shooters”

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Hearing Loss Still Permanent?

Hearing Loss Still Permanent? By Margaret Hutchison 27th July 2015 More and more gene therapies begin to show promise Did you hear the one about the mouse that jumped when he heard a loud noise? The funny thing is that he’d been deaf before he received some new genes. Hearing Loss & Gene Therapy Exciting things are happening in gene therapy for hearing loss these days and it’s not just affecting mice any more. Human … Continue reading “Hearing Loss Still Permanent?”