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Hearing. More than your ears.

You hear with more than your ears. We tend to think of the ears as the hearing organ of the body. This is reasonable. Our ears take in sound. The visible part of the ear acts as a funnel to direct sound waves inward. These waves cause vibrations in the middle ear and cause a fluid wave to travel through …

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Operating Full Scope

Professionals in every field are limited by their training, experience, education or professional license. The scope of practice for lawyers, for example, is vast. However, it is unlikely the same attorney will aid in estate planning and also prosecute criminal cases. A radiologist with a medical degree cannot perform heart surgery or prescribe dermatology medications without the proper certification. We live …

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A typical day at Clear Choice

We wanted to share a glimpse into the diversity of patients we might see on a typical day. We will follow one of our providers as the morning unfolds. First patient is a 65 year-old male with a known hearing loss. He has been referred to us by a friend who is our patient. We test his hearing, and he …

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ABR – not as scary as it looks

A great challenge of audiology has always been to examine organs and structures we cannot see. When we look through an otoscope or camera into the ear canal, we can see as far as the eardrum. The most important parts of the ear for most disorders, however, are in the inner ear and even the nerve network carrying the hearing …

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What does “laurel” vs “yanni” tell us about hearing loss?

Much has been made about the recent viral audio/video debate about a single word. Some people hear only “Laurel”, and some only “Yanni.” Some hear either, depending on what they are told they will hear, and some hear both on successive trials. What has caused this discrepancy between two seemingly unrelated words, and how does hearing loss enter into the …

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Your medications may be damaging your ears

There are several risk factors for hearing loss when an audiologist reviews a patient’s history. Well known factors include exposure to loud noises, family history of hearing loss, ear surgery, infections and diseases. A lesser known aspect of a patient’s history is medications. There are over 200 known medications that may damage your ears and affect their functions. Some affect hearing, some …

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Hearing loss and tinnitus: there’s an app for that!

A tinnitus app People whose work and play put them at risk for ear damage often complain about difficulty hearing and ringing in the ears. Construction workers, machinists, contractors, musicians and others find themselves immersed in loud sounds as a matter of common practice. Add hobbies, such as shooting, power tools or practicing music, and you have a recipe for ear …

Article on musicians and hearing loss

Audiologist Ron D’Angelo wrote an article that was published in the January, 2017 edition of the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild. The article concerns the intelligent use of hearing conservation strategies and products for musicians and music teachers. A professional trumpet player when he is not seeing patients at our Greece and Brighton offices, Ron has experience on both sides of …

New Brighton Location

Clear Choice Hearing and Balance is excited to announce our Brighton office has moved to a new location. A stone’s throw from our current space, the new suite allows us to better serve you in an opulent, spacious environment. The office provides us with two concurrent audio test booths, improved facilities for vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, as well as hearing …

Public presentation October 7

On Friday October 7th we will be participating in the Day of Hearing at Nazareth College, sponsored by Rochester chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Local audiologists will be speaking on various topic related to the ears and hearing. Ron D’Angelo, AuD will be presenting on the topic, “A new spin…vertigo, imbalance and hearing loss” from 10:15-11:00 …