Located in the inner ear, the cochlea is small but packs a mighty punch. The cochlear plays an important role, as it takes the sound vibrations that it receives and transforms them into nerve impulses. These nerve impulses are then sent to the brain, where they are translated into recognizable sounds. The cochlea is amazing,
Here at the New York Hearing Center, we help our patients find the correct solutions for their hearing problems. Throughout the years we have witnessed our fair share of mistakes, especially when patients are in the process of getting hearing aids. While many get great results with their hearing aids, some people dislike their hearing aids.
While hearing health has come a long way, there are still misconceptions about hearing loss. Many have the perspective that hearing loss isn’t a big deal and that it only affects the elderly. However, this is far from the truth. Even though the stigma of hearing loss has died down and hearing health has come a long way,
Dizziness is a common condition that affects a person’s quality of life. Otolaryngologists often see this condition commonly experienced with vestibular disorders. The vestibular system is part of the hearing system, and it is designed to keep you balanced and orientated. Balance issues stemming from vestibular disorders can be a serious problem that typically causes stress,
Having the ability to hear is one of the wonders of being human. You want to cherish your hearing, so it’s important that you take care of your ears. Taking preventive measures is the best way to care for your hearing for the long haul. Now that’s summertime many people take advantage of the warm weather to have some fun in the sun.
The name swimmer’s ear can make one think is condition is only for swimmer’s, but that is not the case. Swimmer’s ear often occurs from a bath, taking a shower, or to a person who lives in a hot, humid climate. Otherwise known as otitis externa, swimmer’s ear can occur when trapped water and moisture gets built up in the ear canal for a prolonged period.
Summer is here, and for many that means beaches and keeping cool in the water. With all the summertime festivities and the heat, your hearing aids will need some extra TLC and maintenance. Hearing aids are very sensitive devices and summertime can present some problems. More often than not, repairs are a result of earwax,
The sensation of hearing chirping, buzzing, roaring, clicking, whistling, hissing, whooshing ringing, or other sounds in one or both ears (or in their head) are some the signs and symptoms of tinnitus. For many, this is an irritating condition that can vary in loudness, and can come and go, or happen continuously. Unfortunately, this condition is very common,
Despite the fact that hearing loss is the third most common health problem in this country, many people are not sure what an audiologist does or when they should see one. An audiologist is a hearing care professional that handles the non-medical side of hearing problems and can assess and identify hearing problems. Hearing is a complex sense,
Humans are a gifted species, as they have ears located on both sides of the face that are specifically designed to allow a person to hear and interpret sounds. Your ears do a lot for you, they help you hear, communicate, and experience all that life has to offer. Truly an extraordinary organ, your ears is a vital part of your body.