Preparing for Your Hearing Evaluation

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Test

For most of your life, hearing has been effortless. You listened without thinking, conversed with ease and woke from sleep to subtle noises. Lately, things have changed. You are now asking people to repeat themselves. You realize the TV is too loud for everyone but you. Do you still wake up to the smell of coffee, but no longer hear …

Selecting a Hearing Aid

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Treating hearing loss is important, and can improve your quality of life, earnings, relationships, self-confidence and happiness. If you are considering purchasing hearing aids, you will find there are many options, brands and styles to consider. It can be easy for a first time hearing aid buyer to feel overwhelmed, but purchasing hearing aids is a personal decision and there …

What Are the Best Hearing Aids? (Updated for 2017)

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Last November I wrote a blog about ‘What are the best hearing aids?’ where I talked about the ‘Big Six’ hearing aid manufacturers. Well, it has come to my attention that Unitron (like Phonak, it is also owned by the Sonova Group), has market shares that are on par with Widex (another major hearing aid manufacturer). For this reason I …

How Many People Have Hearing Loss?

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

The short answer is, about 20% of Americans (approximately 48 million), report some degree of hearing loss. At around age 65, one in three people have a hearing loss. About 2 to 3 out of every 1000 children are born with a detectable hearing loss in one or both ears. Almost 15% percent of school aged children (ages 6-19), have …

When Traveling With Hearing Aids

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

It is important to be well prepared when getting ready to travel as a hearing aid user. You should always assume that wherever you are going you will not have the necessary supplies needed to continue hearing aid use. The following are some helpful tips for traveling hearing aid users: Be sure to travel with an ample supply of batteries …

Wireless Hearing Aids

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

There are many benefits to wireless technology. In this modern high tech world, we have become accustomed to mobile phones, tablets, laptops, as well as other wireless devices to keep us connected to our friends and loved ones, and hearing aids are no exception. Some of the benefits of wireless hearing aids include Better Sound Quality Wireless technology allows two …

How to Recognize Hearing Problems

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. When hearing loss is gradual, as in the case of age related hearing loss people may not realize that they have lost their ability to hear as well as they used to. If you suspect that you may have had hearing loss for a while, but have not done anything about it, that …

Does Your Degree of Hearing Loss Determine the Size of Your Hearing Aid?

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

It used to be that if you had a “bad” hearing loss, you needed a big hearing aid to accommodate that hearing loss. The idea has always been, the worse the hearing, the bigger the hearing aid. With technological innovations as well as the strong demand for cosmetically appealing hearing aids that is no longer necessarily the case. People of …

Medications That Cause Hearing Loss

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Medicines that damage the ear and cause hearing loss are known as ototoxic drugs. They are a relatively common cause of hearing loss and the hearing loss can be permanent or reversible depending on the frequency and duration of medication usage. Ototoxic medications cause damage to the sensory cells used in hearing and balance. These sensory cells are located in …

Tinnitus

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Tinnitus is a physical condition where a person hears noises or ringing in one or both ears (or head) when no external physical sound is present. Tinnitus symptoms include the following noises: – Ringing – Buzzing – Roaring – Clicking – Hissing Causes In many cases an exact cause is never found, but a common cause of tinnitus is inner …