Hearing Loss Treatments North Adams MA

Local resource for hearing loss treatments in North Adams. 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.

Advanced Hearing Aids
(413) 842-7055
Allendale Shopping Ctr 5 Chesire Road Suite 112
Pittsfield, MA
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Service and Provide Oticon Hearing AidsRepairs and service as well as hearing aid suppliesTypes of Hearing Loss * Mild Flat Loss * Moderate Loss * Mild High Frequency Loss * Moderate to Severe High Frequency Loss * Severe Loss * Special Hearing Aids
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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 ,Saturday09:00 AM - 01:00 PM by Appointment
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Berkshire Ear Nose And Throat
(413) 842-7054
510 North St
Pittsfield, MA
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SundayClosed
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Greylock Ear, Nose and Throat Associates
(413) 728-5569
510 North St
Pittsfield, MA
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Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ears, nose and throat, including the latest in digital hearing aid technology and assistive listening devices.We are a medical office with an Ear Nose and Throat Physician and an Audiologist on staff 5 days a week. If your hearing problem can be treated medically, Dr. Burton is the ENT physician who will treat you. If your hearing loss can not be corrected medically, Dr. Puttick, our audiologist, will take the time to discuss hearing aid options that
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Linda Arectos, MS, CCCA
(508) 444-8084
346 Gifford St
Falmouth, MA
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SundayClosed
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Flynn Associates
(781) 489-3961
8 Grove St
Wellesley, MA
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Hearing Loss affects 30 million people in the United States. If you suspect a hearing problem, a hearing test is your first step in determining if your hearing is normal. In some cases hearing loss can be treated medically. If a hearing aid is indicated, a complete hearing evaluation can determine your amplification needs.Advances in technology make Digital Hearing aids the instruments of choice for most people. There are various styles of hearing aids and a variety of features. Flynn Assoc
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Berkshire Medical Center
(413) 728-5033
725 North St
Pittsfield, MA
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Guilio Cavalli Md.Pc.
(413) 842-7378
195 South St
Pittsfield, MA
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Care Center
(781) 318-3069
450 N Main St
Sharon, MA
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Hearing loss is a health issueSome people think hearing loss is a mechanical problem. Hearing less these days? Buy an electronic marvel and fix it. The fact is, hearing loss -- like vision impairment or physical disability -- is a health problem. There are dozens of possible causes, a wide variety of symptoms and variations, and an assortment of side effects and emotional impacts. And for each unique combination of causes, symptoms, variations, side effects and emotional impacts, a unique combin
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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William Mason, M.D. 660F
(781) 489-3050
15 Oak St
Needham, MA
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Our audiology team conducts comprehensive hearing evaluations which include tympanometry, air and bone conduction, as well as word recognition testing. If a patient is a hearing aid candidate and decides to pursue amplification the audiologist would proceed with a hearing aid evaluation, fitting and follow-up appointment. The audiologists work with a range of hearing aid manufacturers and a specific hearing aid is recommended based on a patient''s lifestyle and needs.At our Faulkner office, Hal
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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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North Shore Hearing Center LLC
(978) 420-4570
62 Brown St Ste 204
Haverhill, MA
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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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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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