Category Archives: Hearing

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Charging Ahead on Hearing Aid Technology

Technology has driven many improvements in hearing aids, and our Anchorage, Alaska patients are always quick to take advantage of them — from fully automatic functionality to streaming services from smartphones. Yet one thing has remained constant through all these advancements over the years: battery consumption. On average, batteries have to be changed in hearing devices every week. Some last less and others more, depending on the battery size and power of the device. And with the additional need for streaming phone calls and audio to rely on them, batteries drain even faster. I’m always carrying replacement batteries in my pocket! … Continue reading »

Affordable Hearing Aids: Our Gift to You

The turkey’s in the oven, and all the family’s in the house. It’s that time of year, and the spirit of the season is everywhere. We’re getting in the spirit, too, with a fabulous promotion that will improve your quality of life through better hearing — so you can better enjoy these special gatherings with friends and family! When we at the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat think about hearing aid options for our Anchorage patients, we often recommend ReSound. As a manufacturer of smart hearing devices, Resound mimics the way the ear naturally processes sound, allowing for … Continue reading »

Understanding Hearing Loss: Types, Causes & Treatment

Hearing loss is unique to each individual that arrives at our ENT office. While hearing aids are often the answer for our Anchorage, Alaska patients, audiometric evaluations are the first step. The gold standard in determining a patient’s hearing loss, audiometric evaluations also help us decide on a to address the patient’s symptoms. Each diagnostic test provides information to complete the full picture of a patient’s type and severity of hearing loss. The results of each test will reveal one of three types of hearing loss, each with different symptoms and treatment plans. Conductive Hearing Loss A conductive hearing loss … Continue reading »

This Summer, Protect Your Hearing

Summer’s here, and outdoors we go here in Alaska! It can be noisy out there with concerts, air travel, sporting events, and other loud environmental sounds. Of course, here at our ear, nose, and throat practice, we’re always thinking about keeping our Anchorage patients’ hearing in tiptop shape. That’s why we think you should know about a great new product that has literally been flying off our shelves. It’s called the Westone TRU™. The TRU is a full-frequency precision hearing protection system that uses acoustic filter technology to reduce the overall volume coming in, while maintaining the sound quality across … Continue reading »

This May, Experience What It’s Like to Hear Fully Again

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an important milestone for our ear, nose, and throat practice here in Anchorage. And this year, we want to put the focus squarely on encouraging people to experience hearing fully again. It’s Time to Move Beyond Awareness Every year since 1927, it’s been the same story: Information arrives in droves via the newspaper, mail, and media promoting hearing health. This raises awareness about hearing loss — but it hasn’t compelled people to take action. In fact, the average is about 5 years from the time an individual goes through the stages of denial … Continue reading »

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Each of our physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Dr. Ellerbe is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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