Chat With a Doctor: New Technology, Better Hearing

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, noon (ET)

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Do you have a question about new technology and better hearing? Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, Head & Neck Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at noon (ET).

New Technology, Better Hearing Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on Oct. 11, 2012


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Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD

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  • Head and Neck Institute
  • Audiology

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Hearing loss

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. Yet only one in five people who would benefit from a hearing device uses one.

This is due in part to misconceptions that the devices are large and bulky. Hearing aid styles and capabilities have changed notably over the past few years. Even if you currently wear a device, you may be surprised by today’s sleeker, subtle technologies.

This chat will provide valuable information about new technology in hearing aids and other devices that can assist those with hearing loss. Today’s hearing aids offer greater style and technology options as well as many accessories that offer wireless connectivity — making them better-performing, better looking and easier to wear.

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Possible questions for this webchat

  • Does this new technology mean these devices will be harder to use?
  • I just have mild hearing loss — will these new hearing aids help me?
  • Are any of these devices completely undetectable?

Dr. Sydlowski is the Audiology Director of the Hearing Implant Program and a clinical audiologist for Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute. Dr. Sydlowski specializes in cochlear implants, bone-anchored implants, evoked potentials, hearing aids and diagnostics.

This health chat will open on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

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