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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.29.16

How to Choose a Hearing Aid

Perhaps you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but are overwhelmed by the many options available. In this blog post, we will break down the different types of hearing aids.   How hearing aids work Most hearing aids work in a similar way to capture…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.22.16

How Hearing Aids Work

Sound starts as vibrations in the air. In normal hearing people, these vibrations are captured by the outer ear (also called the pinna), and funneled down the ear canal to the eardrum, where the magic of hearing begins. In the middle ear space behind the…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.16.16

What is Conductive Hearing Loss?

Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound does not move effectively through the ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. Unlike sensorineural hearing loss, which represents the majority of hearing loss cases, conductive hearing loss can often be treated medically or surgically….

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.13.16

What is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?

As many as 10 million Americans have hearing loss caused by excessive exposure to noise. An unsafe level of noise exposure can temporarily or permanently damage the hair cells and supporting structures of the inner ear that are responsible for sending sound information to the…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.10.16

What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the sensory structures of the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. This type of hearing loss reduces the ability to hear faint sounds, and can also make speech…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 10.03.16

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

The American Academy of Audiology designates October as the month to increase public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection.   Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders. Audiologists work in a variety…

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posted By: Shau-Ru Chao | 09.30.16

Welcome to the Earlens Hearing Aid Blog. We’re glad you’re here.

Welcome to the Earlens blog. This is a place to find answers to questions people like you have about hearing loss, hearing aids and hearing aid technology, like the Earlens light-driven hearing aid.   About 20 percent of Americans, or 48 million people, report some degree…

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