Presbycusis

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Presbycusis or age related hearing loss refers to the loss of hearing that occurs gradually in most people as they grow older. About 30-35% percent of adults aged 65-75 have hearing loss. Approximately 40-50% of people aged 75 and older have hearing loss. Because most age related hearing loss is gradual it may take years for a person to realize …

How to Care for Your Hearing Aids

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are electronic devices that are beneficial to the quality of life of those who use them. However, just like any other electronic device they can stop working. Hearing aids are usually worn for many hours each day, work in relatively warm and moist conditions within our ears, and are exposed to substances such as earwax, skin oils and …

How We Hear

Dr. Gus Neoclis Hearing Loss

Sounds are invisible vibrations that travel through the air. When the phone rings, someone speaks, birds chirp, or anything else creates a sound, a vibration or a sound wave is sent through the air in all directions. These vibrations are detected by the ear and converted into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain. The better the ears work, …

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 …