Oliveira Audiology Blog

What are CROS and BiCROS Hearing Devices?


As you read our guide to CROS and BiCROS hearing devices, you’ll learn more about: Characteristics of each type of hearing device, including how they work and what they look like The key difference between CROS and BiCROS, as well as the latest improvements made for the creation of the Oticon CROS How to determine […]

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How Hearing Works


You’re not an Audiologist, so you can’t diagnose yourself, but there are several reasons you should learn more about the ear and how hearing loss occurs. Understanding the functioning parts of the ear, including the inner ear, middle ear and outer ear can help you understand why you’re experiencing hearing loss. When you know some […]

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Hearing Aid Specialist vs Audiologist


Key Takeaways:  Hearing loss affects anyone ranging from babies to adults, but an Audiologist and other professionals can help. Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists (H.I.S.)  are both professionals who can assist with different areas of hearing loss treatment. If you’re not sure what type of hearing loss you’re dealing with, an Audiologist is the professional […]

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How Hearing Aids Improve Your Quality of Life


What you’ll learn; Hearing aids can improve your quality of life by helping you recognize speech frequencies and assisting you in being alert to safety situations. To stay mentally active while experiencing hearing loss, many individuals turn to hearing aids to keep them alert. The success of your job and your relationships could depend on […]

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What is an OAE Test?


If you’ve become worried because you feel your young child can’t hear you, you might bring it up with the pediatrician. While your child’s primary care doctor can test the child’s hearing to a certain extent, he or she will typically recommend you see an Audiologist for an OAE hearing test in Laredo. If this […]

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Why Annual Hearing Tests Are Important


Everyone knows the importance of visiting a doctor. You go when you’re sick, or there’s a specific issue you’re trying to figure out, and you go once per year for your annual checkup. You probably do the same thing with your dentist, going when you have a particular issue, as well as going twice yearly […]

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Hearing Aids and Summer: Do’s and Don’ts


The summer season can be a wonderful time of year, but it also means putting a little extra effort into the care of your hearing aids. With warm temperatures, an increase in outdoor activities, and plenty of on-the-go fun, summertime presents some unique challenges to hearing aids. As you might already know, the two biggest […]

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Digital Hearing Aids: What’s the Big Deal?


When someone is dealing with hearing loss, he or she may look into hearing aids. If you have found yourself in this situation, you might be wondering if digital hearing aids are the way to go. Analog hearing aids are typically less expensive and easier to set up, so why are so many people turning […]

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Causes and Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss


Although hearing loss is often associated with older adults, hearing loss in children is more common than you might think. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 2 to 3 children out of every 1,000 is born with hearing loss in one or both ears. And for many others, […]

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Hearing Loss Prevention & Protection Tips


Your ears allow you to experience the world around you in wonderful ways, from talking with friends to listening to your favorite music. To make sure you can enjoy these things for a long time, you need to protect your ears. Good hearing loss prevention is just as important as eating foods that are good […]

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