Arizona Hearing Center Blog

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Otolaryngologist and Otologist/Neurotologist?: What's the Difference

December 20, 2018

Occasionally, people think that an Otologist is the same as Otolaryngologist, but there are many differences between the two.

Should I Get a Hearing Test?

February 26, 2018

Hearing loss can be detrimental to many aspects of your life so it is best to keep your hearing in check and get help when hearing loss arises. Many people, however, don’t realize that they are losing their hearing. Getting hearing tests periodically can help to catch the hearing loss early and take the necessary steps to manage it.

What Is a Comprehensive Audiological Evaluation?

October 10, 2017

You may remember doing hearing tests in school. Back then, they stuck headphones on your head and told you to raise your hand every time you heard a beep.

How To Communicate When You Can't Hear

October 2, 2017

It’s always awkward when you can’t hear someone. There is a variety of reasons you might have difficulty hearing: they’re speaking too softly, the environment is too loud, you forgot your hearing aids, or maybe you just can’t hear.

Is Popping Your Ears Bad For You?

September 30, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard before that popping your ears is damaging to your ears. On the other hand, popping your ears can also make your ears feel better during pressure changes, like when a plane starts its descent.

What's the Difference Between Volume and Clarity?

September 29, 2017

Let’s make an analogy to better understand hearing.

Ear Expertise: Conductive Hearing Loss

September 25, 2017

There are three types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss and mixed hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss (CHL) typically occurs when there is an issue with the external ear, ear canal, eardrum or ear bones, whereas sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a problem with the inner ear or the nerve pathways to the brain. Mixed hearing loss is a combination of the two.