How Swimmers Ear Occurs

Basically, the submersions of the ear canal in any body of water leaves one prone to swimmer’s ear. But, the condition occurs most commonly in swimming pools, baths, and other places with excessive moisture. If you are typically privy to the development of eczema, seborrhea, or skin damage in the air canal, then you are prone to swimmer’s ear, as … Read More

On the Danger of Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear, referred to by medical practitioners as otitis externa, is a deleterious condition that affects the outer ear. Symptoms of swimmer’s ear include painful irritation, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and in the worst cases, hearing loss. However, the latter should only be expected if the condition remains untreated. Usually, the infection necessitates a significant amount of time in the … Read More

On the Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

The recent French study reported improvements in speech perception, quality of life, and cognitive performance. The Cochlear implants led to a 76% reduction of depression symptoms, reported a year after the study was conducted. Moreover, the study reported that the reduction of cognitive climb was “significant.” The results are groundbreaking for the field of medicine. The link between cognitive function … Read More

How is a Cochlear Implant Different than a Hearing Aid?

Hearing aids simply amplify sounds that may only be faintly detected by damaged ears. Cochlear implants, however, bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate functional auditory nerves. Cochlear implants are a remarkable example of human ingenuity. Cochlear implants actually create artificial nerve impulses to the brain, which transmit sound. In fact, it takes users of Cochlear Implant’s a … Read More

What is Cochlear Implant?

Perhaps the most aggressive solution to hearing loss is the Cochlear implant. The device consists of an external portion that sits behind the ear and a second portion surgically placed under the skin. A cochlear implant consists of a microphone, which picks up sounds from the environment; a speech processor, which organizes the sounds received by the microphone; A transmitter … Read More

Cochlear Implants Remedy Hearing Loss and Improve Cognitive Function

French Researcher Isabelle Mosnier, examined the effects cochlear implants—a type of hearing aid—had on the elderly suffering from hearing impairment. The study found that the use of Cochlear implants to remedy declining auditory sense warded off cognitive decline such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Contact the Experts Today

If any of this information seems pertinent to you than please contact a representative at Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center as soon as possible. You will meet with a trained audiologist to diagnose any hearing malady that you or your loved one might be suffering from. The audiologist will access the severity of your disability and prescribe solutions on a … Read More

Join us to Celebrate Better Speech and Hearing Month

Come Hear What They’re Saying You can stop by after work! Join us on our Patio for Food, Drinks and lots of Fun!!!!!!!!  Albuquerque Speech Language and Hearing Center is Celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month. May 15th,2015 This annual event provides opportunities to raise awareness about communication disorders and to promote treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who … Read More

Causes of Hearing Loss

Explanations for the cause of hearing loss often remain silent. We at Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center split two causes into two categories. First, a conductive hearing loss, which is generally caused by some sort of pathogen, such as an ear infection or a more serious Eustachian tube dysfunction. The second cause is categorized as a Sensorineural hearing loss, which … Read More

The Four Types of Hearing Ailments

Some people may be deaf to the wide array of hearing impairments that affect millions of people every day, everywhere. There are four main types of hearing loss: Conductive Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Retrocochlear and Central Hearing Loss, and Mixed Hearing Loss. All of these can be treated except for Sensorineiral Hearing Loss, which is essentially growing deaf from … Read More