Hearing loss and Hearing Aids: Why is hearing loss one of the most underreported and undertreated disorders in adults?
Over 34 million people in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss, yet only about 15% seek treatment. Hearing loss is one of the most underreported and undertreated disorders in adults. In this video, Dr. Wade Zarella, an audiologist with the Hearing Institute, discusses why people “put off” considering hearing aids to treat hearing loss.
Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: How do you know when you are “ready” for hearing aids?
Evaluating whether to consider hearing aids involves a lot more than simply analyzing the degree of hearing loss. One may be a great “audiological” candidate based on their hearing loss, but be a poor “psychological” candidate. In this video, Dr. Wade Zarella, an audiologist with the Hearing Institute, discusses the factors that make someone a good candidate for “success” with hearing aids.
Hearing Loss and Hearing aids: Recent advances in hearing aid technology (part 1)
Audiologist, Dr. Wade Zarella of the Hearing Institute, describes the numerous advantages of Receiver in the Ear (R.I.T.E) technology (a device with the speaker in the ear and the rest on top of the ear). He also describes auto switching circuitry and the new binaural wireless processing technology available in many of the best hearing aids today. (2012)
Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: Recent advances in hearing aid technology (part 2)
Audiologist, Dr. Wade Zarella of the Hearing Institute, describes:
-Advanced “stereo zoom” and “auto zoom” technology from Phonak for improved performance in noise and while traveling.
-High Frequency Compression and Frequency Transposition technology designed for people with hearing loss that drops off severely in the high pitches.
-Wireless Bluetooth connectivity which allows many hearing aids to link wirelessly to devices such as cell phones and televisions.
-Hearing “Loop” technology which uses a telecoil common in many hearing aids to send a wireless signal from a source (such as a microphone at a podium) directly to hearing aids. (2012)
Signs of hearing loss and communication tips for family and friends of those with hearing loss.
Audiologist, Lucian Ghiolda of the Hearing Institute and Desert Ear Nose and Throat, discusses possible signs of hearing loss and offers communication tips/suggestions to help family and friends communicate better with those who have hearing difficulties.
Hearing Loss: Anatomy and function of the ear including common causes of hearing loss and medical management.
Otolaryngologist, Dr. Chris Walz of Desert Ear Nose and Throat, describes the anatomy and function of the normal ear including a 3D tour of the ear from sound waves to the brain. He also discusses common causes of hearing loss and why most hearing losses are not medically correctable.
Hearing Loss: Ear Wax (Cerumen)
Otolaryngologist, Dr. Robert Gebhart of Desert Ear Nose and Throat, discusses: ear wax (also known as cerumen), the purpose and cause of ear wax, and proper removal.
Balance Disorders: Anatomy and function of the balance system and common causes of vertigo.
Otolaryngologist, Dr. Robert Gebhart of Desert Ear Nose and Throat, discusses the anatomy and proper function of the balance system and common causes and treatments of vertigo: particularly the most common type of vertigo, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (B.P.P.V.)
In this video, Dr. Wade Zarella describes Receiver in the Ear (R.I.T.E) technology, auto switching circuitry and binaural wireless processing technology available in many of the best hearing aids today.