Everyone knows the old expression, “I couldn’t believe my eyes!” Sometimes you shouldn’t. We’re all familiar with the startling effects of optical illusions. Your brain, separated from the outside world, depends on your senses to collect information on the environment around it. But it’s important to remember that the brain merely interprets the information it collects. For…Details
Bad lifestyle habits are difficult to break, but where your health is concerned, change is good. Here are five bad habits that can impair and damage the health and your hearing — Smoking It’s been documented for decades that smoking and good health are at odds. A little known side effect of smoking is hearing…Details
When a child is born with a hearing loss, it’s more likely than not that the parents have normal hearing, so the entire family can have much to learn about living with a hearing loss. A child may be diagnosed when s/he’s born, or might be diagnosed later in childhood. The most important thing is…Details
A thorough hearing evaluation with Dr. Dena is the first step in determining if you have a hearing loss, and the extent of that loss. The hearing test results will allow her to recommend the best treatment if you do in fact have a hearing loss. A hearing test is a quick, painless and non-invasive…Details
Life is full of many demands, and sometimes it seems that it takes all our time and energy to respond to them. Often we spend so much effort responding to life’s challenges that we lack time to nip them in the bud. This is especially true with regard to our hearing health. Becoming proactive with…Details
Those diagnosed with osteoporosis are at higher risk of sudden hearing loss, and are nearly twice as likely to develop a sudden hearing loss as people who do not have the bone disease, according to a recent study in Taiwan. 10,660 Taiwan residents who were diagnosed with osteoporosis between 1999-2008 and 31,980 people in a…Details
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Dr. Dena Riso is your audiologist partner in hearing education, diagnosis and care.
During the holidays, your child may have received a variety of exciting and interesting toys. But friends and relatives may have given gifts without the same level of care and concern you would use for your children. Even if you are a careful parent, your child can potentially damage their hearing if the toy is…Details
At Peninsula Hearing Center, when we fit you with new hearing aids, our goal is to help you become comfortable with your new hearing technology. We strive to help you make this transition quickly and pleasantly. If you have questions, or if you need personal assistance while you go through the process of relearning to…Details
Most home fire fatalities occur when people are sleeping and likely not wearing their hearing instruments. While signals generated by most smoke detectors may seem very loud, if you have a mild to moderate hearing loss, the alarm’s warning may not be sufficient to arouse you from sleep. This could be a tragedy waiting to…Details