What is an audiologist?

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When you experience some trouble hearing, it can affect your life in so many ways. Your relationships may be affected, your confidence might waver, and you might find yourself withdrawing from social gatherings.  Fortunately, there are audiologists who can help diagnose and treat hearing problems. An audiologist is a licensed healthcare professional who specializes in […]

Why do ears produce so much wax?

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Earwax, an often overlooked aspect of our auditory health, holds a pivotal role in maintaining the well-being of our ears. Its presence, though natural, can sometimes pose discomfort or concern. Yet, this seemingly bothersome substance is a crucial element in the intricate workings of our ears.  Have you ever wondered why our ears produce such […]

Is vertigo a hearing disorder?


Vertigo and hearing loss are commonly linked with each other due to their shared underlying cause: inner ear dysfunction.  The inner ear consists of the vestibular system and the auditory system. These two systems work together to process sound and maintain balance. Any damage or disruption to the inner ear can result in either hearing […]

What kind of hearing loss do I have?

kind of hearing loss

Hearing is a complex process that requires the coordination of a number of different body parts and functions. To hear properly, sound must travel through the outer ear, to the middle ear, and then to the inner ear, where it is converted into signals that are detected and decoded by the brain. There are a […]

Is it good to get your ears professionally cleaned?

ears professionally cleaned

If you are located in Rye, NY, and need to get your ears professionally cleaned, let the Audiologists at Audiology and Speech Solutions do it for you. Earwax is often harmless and even beneficial, working as a lubricant and a protective layer to the ears. Several studies have shown that earwax has antifungal and antibacterial […]

The Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss

We focus a great deal on the impact an untreated hearing loss has on the person who can’t hear.  But what is the impact of the loss on their friends and family?  What is the financial impact of the inability to hear? The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) conducted a study commissioned by the […]

The Connection Between Heart Disease And Hearing Loss

Hearing loss focuses mainly on the ears, but let’s talk about the connection of heart disease and hearing loss, along with age, and other conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and other vascular diseases.  The Link Between Heart Disease and Hearing Loss A growing body of research suggests that hearing loss and heart disease are often […]

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Childhood Apraxia

If you are a parent of a child who has speech and language difficulties, you may have heard of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Or, you might not have. Why? For two reasons. First, childhood apraxia of speech is only one of the many reasons that children might have difficulty with speech or language. When […]

Can Hearing Loss Be Inherited?

We’ve been asked this question quite often – can hearing loss be inherited? Your dad needed hearing aids a decade before he got them.  And his dad, your grandad watched the TV with the volume so loud you remember being able to hear it outside the house.  You know you’ve been saying, “What did you […]

Is Your Hearing Loss Impacting Your Relationships?

If there is a significant other in your life (friend or family) who has a hearing loss, then this article is for you.  Relationships can be trying.  However, being in a relationship with someone who has an untreated hearing loss is a frustrating experience on a good day.  Never are you more acutely aware of […]