NYC Hearing Blog

When choosing an audiologist in NYC, nobody would be surprised to hear that you’re looking for the best. The city is a world leader in many fields, so, unsurprisingly, there’s a top-notch medical community, too.
Hearing loss affects every part of life, but its effects may be most visible at work. It impacts everything from productivity to office relationships. By law, employers must create an equal-opportunity environment.
Did you know that hearing health has a large impact on the city's cultural diversity? People with untreated hearing issues are more likely to experience communication barriers, social isolation, and professional challenges.
Most cases of hearing loss occur in both ears. But, in some cases, people lose their hearing in one ear. This is known as unilateral hearing loss. Sometimes, people experience sudden hearing loss in one ear, and this requires prompt medical treatment. Unilateral hearing loss can also occur slowly and worsen over time.
Hearing loss can significantly impact our quality of life, making it crucial to seek effective solutions. Two options that individuals often consider are getting a hearing aid from an audiologist or purchasing one over the counter (OTC). While OTC hearing aids may seem convenient and cost-effective, it's important to understand the benefits of seeking professional advice and personalized care from an audiologist. In this blog, we’ll explore the advantages of obtaining a hearing aid from an audiologist and why it's the better choice for addressing hearing loss.
We’re exposed to sounds every day. But at a certain volume, sounds can damage our hearing long term. This is known as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and it can have a vast impact on your life, making it critical to protect your hearing when exposed to loud sounds and to get immediate treatment if you ever notice any signs of hearing loss.
The Biden administration has placed a strong emphasis on improving healthcare policies and implementing effective public health initiatives. One crucial aspect of this effort is ensuring that individuals receive proper testing for various health conditions, including hearing problems.
If you or someone you love is experiencing ringing or buzzing in the ears you may have a condition called tinnitus, an audiological and neurological condition experienced by nearly 50 million Americans. Tinnitus is the perception of a sound when there is no actual sound present in the environment. Tinnitus is most often categorized as a ringing or buzzing sound but can also be perceived as a humming, swooshing, clicking, hissing or clicking sound. It is estimated by the U.S Center for Disease control that around 20 millions people suffer from tinnitus that is chronic and burdensome with around 2 million of those cases being extreme and debilitating.
This year, one lucky winner will receive a pair of state-of-the-art hearing aids as a part of NYC Hearing Associates’ “Hear for the Holidays” Contest! To nominate someone please write a 300 word essay, explaining why they, or someone they know, would benefit from receiving a hearing device. All applications must be received by December 23rd.
Lyric has a built in water repellent, which makes it possible to shower with the device. But when you want to dive into the water and submerge your head, water resistance may not be enough. New York Hearing Associates’ recommends using custom swim plugs designed by your audiologist to protect your Lyrics when under water swimming. Most patients enjoy casual swimming exercises without swim plugs successfully. However, for those competitor swimmers or worriers, rest assured that our patients have been successful in maintaining their hearing and active lifestyle with this simple solution.
New York City Hearing Associates is pleased to introduce ReSound LiNX™, a Made for iPhone hearing aid. Resound LiNX™ is the next step moving forward in hearing technology. Designed to be smarter, smaller and more connected than any hearing aid of its kind, ReSound LiNX™ provides 360-degree hearing fully customizable for every lifestyle and level of hearing loss, in addition to connecting to your phone calls, music and media. ReSound LiNX™ is designed to connect directly with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, you’ll know you’re getting a hearing experience unlike any other.
A recent study by Frank Lin, an otologist and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, has linked as little as mild hearing loss to memory and thinking problems.  Dr. Lin’s study reinforces that hearing loss can affect more than just hearing, there are social, physical, psychological and cognitive implications.  It is so important  to talk to your health professionals about hearing loss and see your  local audiologist on a regular basis to have your hearing evaluated.  Stop in and see us today for an evaluation and to learn about how hearing loss may affect you  and your family.
A hearing loop also known as an induction loop, or a T-Coil,  is a a kind of in-the-ear loud speaker that can deliver a customized, clear signal directly into your hearing devices. An induction loop system works by transmitting audio signals directly into hearing devices through a magnetic field.  Because the audio signals are sent directly to the hearing devices, it greatly reduces background noise and reverberation which enhances the clarity of the audio signal.  An induction loop requires that a room be “looped” or surrounded by a wire, then audio input either from a loud speaker or a microphone feed into an induction loop amplifier.  The amplifier plugs into a cable that creates a magnetic field.  Most hearing devices have a program called a telecoil, or T-Coil.  The person wearing the hearing device with a telecoil can pick up the signal that is being broadcast through the magnetic field.  The signal that is broadcast is a high quality audio signal that will be delivered directly into the hearing aid users ears.
Hurricane Sandy has devastated many lives. New York City Hearing Associates, PLLC, located in Midtown, NYC was also affected. Dr. Shelley Borgia sustained property damage and is temporarily displaced. “We are here to support you. We have teamed up with numerous manufacturers to replace or repair your hearing aids if they have incurred damage from Hurricane Sandy,” says Dr. Jessica Frankel. New York City Hearing Associates can answer any questions and concerns about the Hurricane Sandy Hearing Initiative program. Insurance may not cover replacing or repairing hearing aids. In addition, some local hearing care offices and hospitals throughout New York and New Jersey are temporarily closed. Patients may find it difficult to find hearing care during this recovery period.
To begin our blogging endeavors Kristina, Shelley and I thought it fitting to talk about where NYC Hearing Associates came from and our story of how we got here. We knew we were ready to branch out on our own the question was, where do we begin?! To help us feel less overwhelmed and have a clearer direction, we started writing. Once our business plan was in place, we looked at endless office spaces, started our brand design and began the very difficult process of designing an office with three women who all have very different decorating taste! After many months, lots of blood, sweat, tears and laughter, NYC Hearing Associates was born.