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COVID-19 Update

We are not seeing audiology patients or providing walk-in services at this time Due to COVID-19. Hearing Aid repairs will be provided through drop-off services only! For other needs, questions or supplies, please contact Dr. Pastore at tpastore@midmarylandent.com. Continue Reading

Hearing Loss in Children – Resources

Mom communicating with deaf daughter focus on kid sitting on couch in living room make fingers shape hands talking nonverbal.

Free Materials About Hearing Loss in Children On This Page Order Materials View or Print Materials Educational Materials from States Order Materials CDC has FREE brochures, posters, fact sheets, and more for parents, health care providers, and public health Continue Reading

What are the different styles of hearing aids?

5 types of hearing aids. Behind-the-ear (BTE), Mini BTE, In-the-ear (ITE), In-the-canal (ITC) and Completely-in-canal (CIC)

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids consist of a hard plastic case worn behind the ear and connected to a plastic earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The electronic parts are held in the case behind the ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear. BTE aids are used Continue Reading

Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplifiers: Know the Difference

A professional hearing check-up at the doctor's

You've likely seen them advertised on television—small electronic sound amplifiers that allow users to enjoy nighttime TV without disturbing sleepers, or to hear their toddlers from many yards away. While these personal sound amplifiers may help people hear things that are at low volume or at a Continue Reading

A Journey with Midlife Hearing Loss

Stephen Ferranti

Stephen Ferranti knew he had to address his hearing loss issues when he realized it could affect his job. As a product strategy manager in his mid 50s working for a financial software company in New Hampshire, Stephen found himself nodding in agreement with colleagues, but not knowing what they Continue Reading

October Is National Audiology Awareness Month

Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That is over 4 times the amount of people who live in New York City. The statistics are shocking and even more so knowing that over half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65. Hearing loss is an increasing Continue Reading

The National Hearing Test

An Over the Phone Hearing Test? Yes, there really is a hearing test that you can take over the phone—and it was developed with the help of the National Institutes of Health! According to the website nationalhearingtest.org, the National Hearing Test is an accurate, validated hearing screening Continue Reading

Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Use

About 1 in 6 U.S. adults ages 18 and over reports some trouble hearing = 37.5 million U.S. adults. 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing aids. Only 1 in 4 U.S. adults ages 20 and over who could benefit from hearing aids has used them. About 1 in 6 adults (16%) ages 20 Continue Reading