Diane Faulknor, MA, CCC/A

Cochlear Implants vs Hearing Aids: Which Option Is Right for You?

If you suffer from hearing loss, you may be considering the feasibility of cochlear implants vs hearing aids. While both devices are designed to help those with hearing loss communicate better, they go about doing so in very different ways. For the most part, a thorough examination will be key in determining which option is …

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What Is the Clicking in My Ear…Should I Be Concerned?

Are you experiencing crackling, buzzing, ringing, static, or clicking in the ear sound? If so, it could be that your hearing aid batteries need to be changed. But if you’re experiencing clicking in the ear and you don’t wear hearing aids, it could be an indicator of tinnitus. In either case, the team at North …

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What the Sound of Metal Got Right & Wrong About Hearing Loss

Directed by Darius Marder, the Sound of Metal portrays a heavy-metal drummer’s life that is thrown into free fall when he begins to lose his hearing. The award-winning Sound of Metal is based on Derek Cianfrance’s unfinished docufiction called Metalhead.  In the movie, we watch as Ruben— a recovering addict and career punk drummer— battles …

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OTC Medications and Hearing Loss: Here’s What You Should Know

When you are feeling lower back aches or suffering from a headache, chances are you naturally reach for some OTC medication available in your cabinet? But did you know some OTC medications and hearing loss are related?  At North Shore Hearing P.C., we often get asked by clients about whether certain products or illnesses can …

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COVID-19 & Hearing Loss: Is There a Connection?

The coronavirus has continually been linked to several long-term complications, but is there a link between COVID-19 and hearing loss? Researchers already are aware that different types of bacterial infections and viral infections can lead to sudden hearing loss. While older coronaviruses, such as MERS and SARS, appear to not cause hearing loss or complications, …

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These Factors Impact Hearing Aid Lifespan

Did you know that several factors can impact hearing aid lifespan? Even so, hearing aids absolutely have the potential to improve daily quality of life for anyone considered an ideal candidate. In fact, it’s estimated most instances of hearing loss can be managed to some extent with appropriately fitted and adjusted hearing aids.  And while …

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