Occupational Hearing Hazards

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” was famously stated by the writer Annie Dillard. A huge portion of the U.S spends allot of our days working. The average American will spend about 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. When you consider the huge amount of time you spend day in day out …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

We humans are social beings; reacting to each other’s emotions unconsciously everyday. As social creatures the importance of communication is unparalleled. Conversations with our friends, coworkers and significant others keep us excited and engaged in an active life. Our social life and its health are directly connected to our success and happiness. When someone is living with undiagnosed or untreated …

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Roughly 48 million people in the U.S or 20% of the population have hearing loss. While hearing loss can be a normal part of natural aging process, it can also be brought on sooner by injury, illness, infection or loud noise that you experience throughout your life. In fact, one of the leading causes of hearing loss is noise-induced hearing …

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

If you love to travel there are no reasons to let using your new hearings aid stop you! It’s just important to know what you will need now that you use hearing aids and plan accordingly. It would be a shame to get to a beautiful destination and struggle to navigate a new place with compromised hearing. From booming airplane …

New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

The New Year has arrived and as is tradition you may have made whole new set of resolutions to achieve. While there are so many wonderful resolutions it’s important to include maintenance of your health as a major priority. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States, and is more prevalent than diabetes or …

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Real Ear Measures (REM)

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Real ear measurement (REM) is critical when fitting patients with hearing aids because it verifies the gain (volume) provided by the hearing aids based on the pitch and volume of the sound they pick up. Research consistently indicates that without REM being performed, patients will not achieve the level of amplification that is needed to meet their hearing loss prescription. …

Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids

Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

The following tips can help you adjust to your new hearing aids and get the most out of every listening experience. Start Wearing Your Hearing Aids Your hearing care professional will advise you on how long each day to wear your hearing aids during the first few weeks. During this time you will become more comfortable wearing the devices as …

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Connect to the World and Rediscover Hearing

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

Choosing the right hearing aids is the beginning of the journey to hearing well again. Now that you own new hearing aids, it is time to maximize your listening experiences and rediscover the sounds you have been missing. Although modern hearing aids are a complete communication system, it still takes first-time wearers time to adjust to their new hearing aids. …

What to Expect During a Hearing Evaluation

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss, Hearing Test

The following provides a general idea of what to expect during a hearing evaluation. HEALTH AND HEARING HISTORY Your hearing care professional will collect information about your hearing and medical history. OTOSCOPIC EXAMINATION Your hearing care professional will examine your ears for inflammation, earwax, infection or any abnormalities. IMMITTANCE MEASUREMENTS The next step of the hearing evaluation may be to …