Hearing Loss Treatments Biddeford ME

Local resource for hearing loss treatments in Biddeford. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to types of hearing loss treatment such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, wax blockage removal, gene therapy and more. Read on for more advice and content on the causes of hearing loss and auditory-verbal therapy.

Marty Layne Associates
(888) 771-0349
301 Main St
Saco, ME
Services
Diagnostic testingHearing Loss CounselingRepairsSecond opinionsPhysician consultationFamily EducationHearing instrument cleaning
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Marty Layne Associates
(207) 228-0138
23 Spring St Ste D
Scarborough, ME
Services
Diagnostic testing Assistive technologies Swim plugs Anesthesiology earmolds Audio productsHearing Loss Counseling Repairs Second opinions Physician consultation Family Education Hearing instrument cleaning
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Julius Damion, Md
(207) 228-2752
15 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Services
About Our Practice: Specialties/Medical Services: Dr. Damion is Board-Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He provides medical and surgical treatment of sinusitis, stuffy nose, snoring, hoarseness, sore throat, ear infections, hearing loss, and other ear, nose, and throat disorders. Hearing testing and hearing aids are available.
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Northeast Hearing & Speech Ctr
(207) 228-7048
75 West Commercial St Ste 205
Portland, ME
Services
Services Hearing Services• Screenings and evaluations for all ages• Follow-up assessment following hospital hearing screening of newborns• Hearing loss management/hearing conservation programs• Hearing aid dispensing and counseling• Assistive Listening Device evaluation and dispensing• Central Auditory Processing Disorder evaluation and intervention• Client counseling regarding assertive listening and coping strategies• Family and teacher counseling regard
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Central Maine Audiology
(888) 407-9839
475 Pleasant Street Suite 11
Lewiston, ME
Services
Central Maine Audiology is the premier audiology and hearing aid provider in Central Maine. Formerly H.E.A.R., Inc., we provide diagnostic hearing evaluations and hearing aid services, specializing in digital technology.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Marty Layne Associates
(866) 697-7929
2 Livewell Dr Ste 203
Kennebunk, ME
Hours
SundayClosed
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Village Hearing Care
(207) 228-0049
347 Main St Ste 1A
Gorham, ME
Services
Why wait for tomorrow? Hear better today! · State-of the-Art Service with a Convenient Gorham Location · Complete Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations - Pediatric through Geriatric · Hearing Instrument Fitting, Professional Audiologic Programming and Follow up Care® Full Range of Hearing Aid Technologies from Basic to the Most Advanced Digital® 30-day Hearing Instrument Trial Period® Hearing Aid Batteries and Accessories ·
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Demetri Antoniow, M.D.
(207) 228-9774
15 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:45 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:45 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:45 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:45 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:45 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Maine Medical Partners
(207) 228-2747
1250 Forest Ave Ste 301
Portland, ME
Hours
SundayClosed
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Julius Damion, Md
(207) 228-2752
15 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Services
About Our Practice: Specialties/Medical Services: Dr. Damion is Board-Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He provides medical and surgical treatment of sinusitis, stuffy nose, snoring, hoarseness, sore throat, ear infections, hearing loss, and other ear, nose, and throat disorders. Hearing testing and hearing aids are available.
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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A Potential Role for Cell Death in Age-Related Hearing Loss

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Several genes that play a role in how our body's cells normally auto-destruct may play a role in age-related hearing loss.

Doctors know that genetics play some role in such hearing loss, which affects nearly everyone older than 60, as well as many people somewhat younger. But while more than 100 genes are known to play a role in congenital deafness, scientists have yet to pinpoint any gene in humans that plays a role in presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss.

The research in mice, done by using sophisticated technology comparing gene activity in older mice to their younger counterparts, offers a sort of roadmap to researchers who are confident they are closing in on some of the genetic factors that are part of the process in people.

"It's very likely that multiple genes contribute to age-related hearing loss," said Robert D. Frisina, Ph.D., the lead investigator and professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. "We know the same is true for other diseases, for instance some types of cancer and heart disease."

Frisina is co-director of the International Center for Hearing and Speech Research, which is based both at the University of Rochester Medical Center and at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y. The group comprises one of the largest research groups in the world devoted to studying, and preventing, the problem of hearing loss as we get older.

The team has spent nearly 20 years looking at the problem. More than 800 people have been put through a rigorous battery of tests that analyze the condition of their ears, their brain performance, and their genes. Despite the effort and that of other groups around the world, there is currently no way to reverse the hearing loss, largely because of the complexity of the process. In addition to genetics, other factors that play a role in presbycusis include sound exposure, medications that can damage hearing, the condition of the brain as it deteriorates with age, and changes in the delicate cells in the inner ear that translate a sound into a signal that the brain "hears."

"Age-related hearing loss is a very serious problem for patients, and it's also challenging for scientists who study it," said Frisina. "There are many potential reasons. It could be a problem in the brain, or the problem could rest with any number of cells in the inner ear. The causes are more complicated than in a condition like Parkinson's disease, where we know exactly which type of cell dies in which part of the brain."

To begin to understand the genetics of human hearing, the group has been charting the activity of more than 22,000 genes in mice, comparing young mice to their older counterparts. In the study in Apoptosis, the team used two different methods to study gene expression, thanks to funding from the...

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Understanding Age-Related Hearing Loss and Knowing When to Seek Help

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For many people, hearing loss is part of aging. Hearing loss affects approximately one-third of people over age 65. Among people age 75 and older, 40 percent to 50 percent experience hearing loss.

Age-related hearing loss, called presbycusis (pre-bih-KU-sis), usually occurs gradually and affects both ears equally. Presbycusis is most commonly associated with changes in the inner ear, typically involving the loss of some of the tiny receptor hair cells found in the snail-shaped cochlea.

Age-related hearing loss tends to run in families, but the cumulative effect of loud noise and some medications can harm hearing, too. Drugs linked to hearing loss include gentamicin, an intravenous antibiotic typically used for severe infection; cisplatin, a chemotherapy agent; and some diuretic drugs, such as furosemide (Lasix).

With presbycusis, the ability to hear high-pitched sounds is usually affected first. The voices of women and children can be more difficult to understand. Some people with presbycusis find loud noises and sounds especially annoying. It also can be accompanied by ringing or buzzing in the ears.

When hearing loss is suspected, it's a good idea to visit a primary care doctor or an ear, nose and throat specialist to determine if any treatable conditions are contributing to hearing loss. An audiologist can confirm presbycusis and offer

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