Earwax, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Cerumen, more commonly referred to as earwax, is a yellowish substance secreted in our ear canals. Its primary use is for cleaning and protection of the ear canal/eardrum. Earwax is produced in the outer one third of the ear canal and moves outward, carrying with it any dirt/dust/foreign bodies, that may have collected in the ear canal. Ear hair and …

Hearing Loss Due to Loud Noise

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Today I will be talking about Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Even though I provide hearing loss treatment options to people who have hearing loss, part of my responsibilities as an Audiologist is to educate people about NIHL, in order to prevent hearing loss to begin with. So, in this blog I will be discussing NIHL, what causes it, and …

What Are the Best Hearing Aids?

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Seems like a simple enough question but in reality it is a little more complicated than that. Most of today’s hearing aids are digital and so that is what I will be discussing today. I think the best place to start off is by describing how hearing aids work. Hearing aids use the same 3 basic parts; A microphone, amplifier …