Pulsing in your ears.

Most people who complain of tinnitus have steady noises, often sounding like ringing, hissing, buzzing or humming that may wax and wane but drone on when heard. This is typical neurologic tinnitus often caused by inner ear damage or nerve dysfunction or hyperactivity. Have you ever heard a pulsing in your ears? This if commonly heard in only one ear, but it …

Always see a professional

The hearing healthcare spectrum has a wide variety of options, regarding providers. There are practices employing doctors of audiology and licensed hearing instrument specialists with experience, compassion, training and autonomy. This allows them to deliver the most appropriate services and/or products without pressures or influence that may not serve best interests of the PATIENT. There are also, unfortunately, hearing centers operating under a “retail model”. …

SoundCure Serenade tinnitus device

Recently we hinted at a new innovation that would revolutionize our approach to treating debilitatating cases of tinnitus. Tinnitus is the uninvited ringing, buzzing or humming noises millions of people hear, even in quiet.  Now the innovation is here.  We are the exclusive source in the area for the new SoundCure Serenade system.  This technology gives patients unprecedented control over the management of their …

Hearing Aids Are Not One Size Fits All

Prospective patients will often contact an audiology/hearing practice and ask about a particular hearing aid, hearing protection device or other product.  “My friend wears a pair of_____, and I’d like to try that kind”, they may say.  While it is certainly true that some products have more advanced features in  programming, microphones, etc., it would be poor practice to fit …

FDA Cleared Tinnitus Device

For more than two million Americans, the constant ring or buzz of tinnitus is a significant, debilitating problem.  Many approaches, procedures, drugs, surgeries and therapies have been attempted. Success rates have varied.  Our approach at Clear Choice Hearing and Balance has long been based in the neurophysiological model of tinnitus, originally formulated by Pavel Jastreboff.  Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and other habituation …

New location!

Clear Choice Hearing and Balance is proud to announce the opening of our new second location in the popular Clinton Crossings office park in Brighton near the corner of Westfall Rd. and South Clinton Ave.  This beautiful office suite is truly state-of-the-art; it will provide access to many first-rate health care resources in the area and is easy to reach from …

Early Detection and Intervention workshop

We recently participated in a workshop in which the NYS Department of Health brought together hearing health professionals from across the state to help implement the new requirements for reporting hearing loss diagnoses and early intervention for infants and children in New York State.  This will improve the tracking of infants who fail newborn hearing screenings and ensure follow-up intevention is …

Happy 2012!

We hope all our patients, clients and website visitors had a wonderful holiday season!  We look forward to another great year here and Clear Choice Hearing and Balance!  There are many exciting developments we are looking forward to. We are pleased to be continuing to offer our services periodically at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center in Rochester.  Please see www.sjncenter.org for more information …

Hearing Conservation for musicians/music teachers

This week we are presenting/lecturing at both the Eastman School of Music and Nazareth College on the topic of hearing conservation for musicians and/or music teachers.  There are excellent strategies available to preserve your hearing and still enjoy or participate in musical performance. Students will learn about the ear, hearing, acoustics and hearing conservation. Unfortunately, performing music puts a person …