Berks Hearing Professionals


  • 321 N. Furnace Street, Suite 90 
    Birdsboro, PA 19508
    (610) 404-8025 
  • 560 Van Reed Road, Suite 205 
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
    (610) 750-6107 

Hearing Health Blog

The majority of individuals with hearing loss do not obtain hearing aids. There is an average span of 7 years from the time someone is diagnosed with hearing loss until the time they obtain amplification. We know that many factors affect the process of getting hearing aids such as denial/acceptance of the hearing loss, figuring out what professional to go

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             “Presbycusis” refers to the slow and progressive loss of hearing that affects both ears to the same degree and usually starts around the age of 50. This age-related loss of hearing usually starts in the high-frequency range, where conversation is conducted. As a result, those suffering from presbycusis are likely to find that speech intelligibility is hindered more than

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            Eric Clapton recently expressed concerns that he had tinnitus and was “going deaf.”  No less a musical talent than Ludwig van Beethoven shared these same concerns as he progressed from hearing buzzing in his ears (tinnitus) at age 26  to progressive hearing loss and total deafness  by the age of 44. Yet, he still continued to compose music. He

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            Central to the type of hearing loss known as “sensorineural” is damage to the tiny “hair cells” that reside within the cochlea, where these sensory receptors convert sound waves into electrical signals that they transmit through the acoustic nerve to the brain. Unfortunately, once hair cells become damaged by loud noise, they do not have the ability to regenerate.

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            “Tinnitus” (ringing or buzzing in the ears) typically occurs as a result of overexposure to loud noises that damage the hair cells of the inner ear. Consequently, musicians, landscapers, factory workers, police/fire/ambulance workers, military personnel, and power tool users are afflicted with chronic buzzing in their ears. Although tinnitus’ exact cause remains elusive, the problem probably rests with noise-related

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   When people lean in to intently listen to what another person is saying, they usually instinctively turn their heads to the right side. There is a reason for this. Recent research has found that both children and adults rely more on their right ears for processing and retaining what they hear. This bias can largely be explained by the

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            Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been linked to premature birth, low birth weight, and sudden infant death syndrome, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that ten percent of women still smoke  during the first three months of pregnancy. Now, women have one more reason to give up their smoking habit. Recent research indicates

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