Articles FYI

We’ve provided articles to assist you and your family with adjusting to living with hearing loss.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

Advice for before you buy With the recent FDA guidelines released concerning Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing devices, we anticipate that some people with early-stage hearing loss may choose this option as a first step.  Untreated hearing loss results in depression,...

Available Treatments For Unilateral Hearing Loss

Unilateral hearing loss (UHL) can be any degree of (typically permanent) hearing loss in one ear when the opposite ear has normal hearing. UHL appears in fewer than 10% of adults in the USA, with roughly half of those having a mild or moderate hearing loss.  We...

Hearing Aid Brands That We Recommend

We are asked “what brand of hearing aid is best” on a regular basis so this article was created to share that information with you directly. The hearing aid brands that we recommend as a practice are tried and true options that have continued to offer excellent...

What Makes an Advanced Hearing Aid?

14 features that create an advanced hearing aid We are frequently asked this question during appointments; what qualifies as an advanced hearing aid in Rochester, NY? Most people immediately think that Bluetooth capabilities are all you need; however, there is much...

Understanding the Hearing Aid Dispenser

One of the questions that comes up in our office from patients is - what is the difference between an audiologist and a hearing aid dispenser? It's a great question, as there is confusion between the different levels of care each can provide. Every week, we see...

When You Receive A Hearing Test In Rochester

When you visit Dalzells Audiology for the first time to obtain a hearing test in Rochester, NY, we will gather some information from you on various areas. There is nothing painful or intrusive for anyone seeing us. The first is your medical history, especially any...

How We Hear

How We Measure Sound Intensity  Humans can hear sounds over an incredible range of intensity.  The difference between a 0 dB SPL sound (threshold of hearing) and a 130 dB SPL sound (painfully-loud) is 10,000,000,000,000.  It isn’t practical to use such...

Understanding High Pitch Hearing Loss

You Don’t Know What You’re Missing While You’re Missing It Ever wondered why people who have cataract surgery are so surprised at the brightness of colors and the crispness of images following corrective surgery?  Because we see with our brains, not our eyes. The...

Research on Hearing Loss

Find better hearing when you understand research methodology It seems every day I read about some new study proving that ‘Brand X is good for your heart’ or ‘Product Y slows down aging’.  We’re taught that clinical research is scientific and therefore truthful;...

Latest Dalzells News

New Audiologist Dr. Kyrsten Stephany

A graduate of Wichita State University Audiology program, Dr. Stephany has been providing hearing diagnostics, hearing aid fittings, and counseling in private practice since 2015. She brings her experience serving newborns, children, and adults to our growing staff this fall. We are excited to welcome her to the team.