Most adults know that they need to visit their optometrist to get regular vision tests and the dentist to get cleanings twice a year, but when is the last time you went for a checkup on your hearing? Since your ability to hear can change over time, … Continue reading
When people think of hearing loss, they often believe it only affects seniors. But did you know that approximately 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 suffer from some form of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
Depending on a combination of factors including the intensity, … Continue reading
Are you listening to music that is too loud?
A recent poll found that 80% of parents say they are concerned with their children’s use of personal audio technology. Too much exposure to sound sources above 85 decibels can result in hearing loss. … Continue reading
Earwax is produced by the glands in the ear canal to trap small particles that could potentially harm the eardrum. While everyone produces ear wax, certain factors, such as the size of the ear canal and age, can impact the amount of ear wax produced. … Continue reading
One of our most valued senses is our hearing. For most of us it’s our means of communication, the way to appreciate music and how we sense the environment around us. The hearing system has 3 areas; the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. … Continue reading
When purchasing a box of q-tips we usually have one plan for use in mind, even though there are no instructions on a box of Q-tips on how to clean your ears. The instructions for use range from cleaning the grout between your tiles, … Continue reading
Dr. Silvers was featured in a news segment on ABC’s Eyewitness News NY regarding the improper use of cotton swabs and the effects of such use on hearing. One message Dr. Silvers would like to send out to viewers and patients is that there are many causes for hearing loss, … Continue reading
Dr. Silvers discusses hearing in the elderly population. What is normal, what is abnormal and what are some precautions we should all take to preserve our hearing. … Continue reading