Charles M. Myer III MD


Styles of Hearing Aids

You can wear hearing aids behind the ear, in the outer ear, or in the ear canal. Most newer models fit in the ear or ear canal. Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid: Most parts of the BTE hearing aid are in a case that fits behind the ear. The case is connected to a plastic ear mold by a clear tube that wraps around the top…

Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is a condition in which there is an overgrowth of bone in the space behind the eardrum (middle ear) and in the inner ear. Symptoms include tinnitus (such as ringing in the ears), dizziness, and some hearing loss, with severe hearing loss (deafness) developing as the middle and inner ear become less…

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can happen slowly or suddenly. It’s often a natural result of aging. Long exposure to loud noise can make it worse. If hearing loss is caused by something that can be treated, hearing will sometimes come back. But much hearing loss is permanent. Hearing aids and other devices can help.

Screening for Hearing Problems

Children Some hearing problems can delay your child’s speech and language development. Early screening for hearing loss can help prevent many learning, social, and emotional problems that can be related to speech and language development. 1 Call your doctor if at any time you suspect your child has a hearing problem…

Hearing Aids

What are hearing aids? Hearing aids make sounds louder. There are many different styles of hearing aids. And you can add special features to your hearing aids. But almost all hearing aids have these parts: A microphone, to pick up sound. An amplifier, to make the sound louder. A speaker, to deliver the sound into the…