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Livio AI named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019

Posted on: 02/28/20

Many people who could benefit from a hearing aid avoid it, fearing it signals infirmity. Starkey Hearing Technologies answers that fear with a device that does more than amplify sound and tone down background noise. Livio AI is embedded with sensors and artificial intelligence that allow it to stream music; verbally answer questions like a […]


Ring in the New Year with Better Hearing!

Posted on: 12/31/19

As we enter 2020, it is the perfect time to start off the new year with good choices for our health.  If you are having difficulty hearing, having your hearing checked is important.  There are several studies that now link untreated hearing loss to negative effects on the human brain, particularly as people age.  Adults 50 […]


The Newest Hearing Aid Technology

Posted on: 12/10/19

Have you heard about the Livio AI hearing aid yet? It is the world’s first multipurpose hearing aid and has just earned a spot on Time Magazine’s 2019 list of best inventions in the accessibility category, which highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun. Livio AI, the […]


Did you know that people wait, on average, 10 years before getting help for hearing loss?

Posted on: 11/25/19

Have you ever been to a social situation and struggled to hear what people are saying?  You are not alone!  We so often hear from our patients that they can hear people but can’t clearly understand what they are saying.  People often tell us that they find themselves smiling and nodding as people speak but […]


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Top 8 Professions that Can Lead to Needing a Hearing Aid Later in Life

Posted on: 03/19/18

Could your job eventually cause deafness? As many as 52 million Americans face working conditions that could trigger hearing problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Be sure to take precautions if your occupation appears on this list: 8 Risky Professions For Your Ears 1. Western New York’s moist climate ensures that lawn […]


A woman experiencing symptoms of tinnitus.

The Long-Term and Short-Term Effects of Tinnitus

Posted on: 01/9/18

What happens when the ringing isn’t coming from your phone? Tinnitus is often referred to as ringing in the ears, but it can sound like a whirring, beeping, whining or tweeting. Although the condition does not necessarily interfere with your ability to hear, it may be accompanied by hearing loss. It can also lower your […]


Dr. Lichtenthal examines a patient's eardrum.

Top 3 Causes of Ear Infections

Posted on: 01/3/18

Some pains are worse than others. When it comes to ear infections, the pain can be downright intolerable. Acute infections may hurt, but they’re over in a short time. Chronic infections continue to create painful symptoms and could cause permanent damage in the future. An ear infection happens when the Eustachian tubes become blocked or […]


An elderly man sitting with his hands clasped together in front of him.

Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia

Posted on: 08/28/17

Research is showing that there is a link between hearing loss and dementia. Patients with hearing loss show a higher incidence of developing dementia. There are many social factors involved in this but cognitively, it is felt that the brain is using most of it’s resources working on auditory processing which is leaving our cognition […]


Headphones on a construction worker to avoid hearing loss.

The Guide to Headphones and Hearing Loss

Posted on: 02/2/17

How to Choose Safe Headphones for you and your family There were an estimated 334 million pairs of headphones or earphones sold worldwide last year. If you are thinking of buying headphones it’s important to know how to choose headphones that won’t cause or exacerbate hearing loss. Here’s what you need to know about choosing […]


Hearing doctor examines a young patients ear.

4 Reasons to Make a Hearing Test Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on: 01/30/17

Your Ears Definitely Deserve Better This Year For most people, health–related New Year’s resolutions involve things like hitting the gym more often or shedding a few pounds here and there. Such goals are certainly commendable, but they overlook a critically important aspect of your health: your hearing. Deciding to get a hearing test might have […]