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4 FAQs About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is one of the most common health complaints in modern society, with between 10% and 20% of all Americans suffering from the condition to some level. If you believe that you are one of them, you must get the issue checked ASAP. Before seeing an audiologist, though, it’s important to educate yourself on the […]

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What are the Best Hearing Aid Features?

If you are trying to decide which hearing aid is going to be best for you, then something you need to look at are the features. Each hearing aid will have slightly different features to the others on the market, and it is up to you to decide what you need based on your individual […]

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How Can an Audiologist Help You?

Audiologists are primarily associated with the treatment of hearing loss, hearing aid fitting and management. However, while it is true that audiologists do manage hearing health, the number of conditions and the ways in which they can help you are far more expansive – as we have outlined in more detail below.  Hearing health concerns  […]

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How to Select the Right Hearing Aid for Your Needs

If you are trying to select the right kind of hearing aid for you or a loved one, then you are going to have many variables to consider. Selecting the right hearing aid is not an easy task, but if you do the right amount of research and consult your audiologist, then you are going […]

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May is Better Hearing Month 2020

Good hearing is vital during this time. We wanted to raise awareness of the value of good hearing and provide you with resources. Statistics Many people experience hearing loss first-hand or know someone very close to them who struggles to hear. Mask Hearing” is Difficult How many of you struggle to hear people who are wearing […]

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Audiology Telehealth

Due to the recommendations of social distancing provided by the CDC, now is an important time to learn about telehealth.  Coates Hearing Clinic, PA offers this service to be able to continue providing best practices and care remotely.  This practice is for the safety of our patients, our employees and our community. This is a […]

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World Hearing Health Day- March 3rd, 2020

In 2007, the World Health Organization designated March 3rd as World Hearing Health Day in order to raise awareness to the growing numbers of those suffering from hearing loss and the importance of good hearing health care. In 2017, the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) stated that 48 million Americans suffer […]

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Highlights from 2019

Written by: Dr. Kathleen Coates, President/Owner of Coates Hearing Clinic, PA Happy New Years! As I was reflecting back on the past year, I wanted to write a blog about the highlights from the past year at our clinic and in the community. I also wanted to update you on some exciting changes coming in […]

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Hearing Better for the Holidays

By Dr. Kathleen Coates, Audiologist/Owner Don’t judge but I started to listen to Christmas music the day after Halloween! Christmas music is a great example of how sound can create an emotional response: joy, happiness, hope. The holiday season should be a wonderful time of year but it can be a struggle for patients who […]