The Baby Boomers are one of the most celebrated and controversial generations in American history. They lived through the turbulent 1960s, and witnessed massive social, political and economic changes as the grew into adulthood. Today, this group of 76 million Americans will enjoy a life expectancy likely to pass 100 just as the last of…Details
The smartphone revolution was ignited when Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007. That one small device sent ripples through many industries and caused disruptions and improvements in other technologies as well. Think of all the apps you use and enjoy on a daily basis. It’s hard to imagine life without them. At Peninsula Hearing Center,…Details
Understanding the mechanics of hearing loss is a complicated challenge. Many factors are responsible for converting vibrations in the air to understandable speech. Physical distress and damage to hearing mechanisms as well as psychological factors are all elements in hearing impairment. Recently, researchers at Purdue’s Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences recognized the influence…Details
Next time you’re at a playground and see youngsters playing on a swingset, you’ve seen the some of the inspiration for the next generation of electro-mechanical hearing aid technology. Drs. Elizabeth Olson and Wei Dong, both from Columbia University, have studied how the cochlea amplifies and processes sounds. Their findings may lead to improved devices…Details
One in six people worldwide are affected by hearing loss. That’s a huge number. When hearing loss becomes part of your working environment, the consequences are profound. Group interaction, phone calls, information exchange — all vital aspects of communication on the job are affected. A recent survey of more than 4,300 hearing aid wearers in…Details
The senses connect us to our world. Through them we stay safe, express ourselves, enjoy life, and learn about our world. Our hearing sense plays a large role in this respect. Without it we miss the subtleties and excitement of learning. This is especially true for children who experience a hearing loss, making early measurement,…Details
Unlike all of our other senses, we have no direct line of sight into our ears. What goes on in there tends to stay “out of sight and out of mind.” Except, of course, when we have pain or hearing loss. And then there’s earwax. Most of us spend as much time contemplating our earwax…Details
We wish you a happy, successful and healthy year ahead.
Our goal for 2016 is to protect and preserve your hearing.
Dr. Dena Riso is your audiologist partner in hearing education, diagnosis and care.