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From the category archives: Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose & Throat

Our audiologists provide patient-centered care in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages.

What Causes Your Eardrum to Rupture?

A ruptured eardrum is a painful condition that can seriously damage your hearing, make your ear more susceptible to infection, or cause long-term vertigo and dizziness. The eardrum is a membrane that vibrates when struck by sound waves. 

 

When the eardrum is damaged the signal is disrupted and cause many issues... 

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Audiologist vs. Hearing Aid Dispenser: A Comparative Chart

At first glance, there seems to be very little difference between an audiologist and a hearing aid dispenser. There are extensive differences in the education, clinical expertise and services offered by audiologists and hearing aid dispensers. For example, did you know that audiologists are required to have more than 1,800 hours of clinical training? Did you know they work closely with ENT doctors to help treat tinnitus and balance disorders? We realize these differences can be confusing. We compiled a comparative chart to help you better understand the important role audiologists play in your care.


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Top 10 Signs Your Child Has a Speech Disorder

All parents want to do everything in their power to ensure their sons and daughters have the best possible academic start in life. This involves researching the best schools, discovering the most reputable day cares, and providing toys that are educational as well as entertaining. 

But how many parents watch for the early signs of a speech disorder?


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