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Diagnosing Tinnitus

How to Diagnose Tinnitus Have you ever heard a ringing in your ear that could not be attributed to any…

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Client Interaction

I always love it when my clients share information they have found pertaining to hearing loss with me. I learn…

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When Should You Upgrade Your Hearing Aid?

New Technology, Better Hearing Experience Most people are in no rush to update their belongings, especially when things still work….

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Baseline Hearing

It always amazes me that our primary care doctors send us for all sorts of tests as we hit another…

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Tinnitus treatment is just a buzz, ring or click away

When you are alone with your thoughts in sunny Simi Valley, California, as you often are when trying to fall…

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Hooray for Rain!

All of us living in Southern California know that we have experienced drought for way too long. So when this…

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Tips for your Valentine’s Dinner

Don’t let your hearing loss prevent you from celebrating love this Valentine’s Day. A romantic dinner out with your partner…

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Turn Down That Noise in Your Headphones!

The number of Americans with hearing loss has doubled within the past 30 years. Children in Thousand Oaks as well…

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Hearing = Happiness

Research shows that those who treat their hearing loss have a significantly improved quality of life than those who don’t…

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New Year’s Resolutions

There are so many things we want to change in the new year – we want to be more organized,…

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Does Stress Affect Hearing?

Many times I have clients come in and tell me they think their hearing has dropped off or their hearing…

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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

You can permanently lose your hearing from prolonged exposure to noise! 12 million Americans have hearing loss as a result…

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Why is there a wide variety of pricing for hearing aids?

People often ask why there is such a wide variety of pricing for hearing aids. One of the main reasons…

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TV Sound Quality

One of the complaints I hear most from people is that they have trouble hearing their televisions. People with hearing…

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Upcoming Event: Dr. Ellen Baker to lead discussion on tinnitus

Audiologist Ellen Baker, Au.D., owner of Decibel Hearing Services, will lead a talk on the effects of tinnitus and possible…

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Tips for Communicating

If you notice, I didn’t title this blog “tips for communicating with people with hearing loss”. The reason is because…

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Love My Music and Love My Hearing

It seems as if I have been to more concerts lately than I did in my youth! My kids don’t…

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Celebrate the Sounds of Your Life

The American Academy of Audiology is using the slogan of “celebrate the sounds of your life” as a tribute to…

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Happy Anniversary to Us

This week marks the 12th anniversary of Decibel Hearing Services. I started my own business later in life so it…

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Why Do Hearing Aids Have Such a Bad Rep?

Everyone remembers our parent’s and our grandparent’s hearing aids. They were big old beige things that filled the ear and…

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Which Manufacturer is the Best?

There are six major hearing aid manufacturers at the present time: Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Siemens, Starkey and Widex. Some of…

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2016 Wellness Fest

“Life is not merely being alive, but being well.” — Marcus Valerius Martialis This is the theme of this year’s…

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Surviving the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Ah, the holiday season! We have such fond memories of happy times, family get-togethers and the joy of it all….

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Is hearing loss and cognitive decline really related?

There have been studies over the last several years that have implicated hearing loss being associated with accelerated cognitive decline…

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