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ABOUT DR TIFFANY BREWER

Dr. Tiffany Brewer completed her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine and her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is licensed by the state of Kentucky as an Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Specialist. She is also a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Kentucky Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Brewer specializes in diagnostic audiologic evaluations as well as hearing-aid services, including selection, fitting and follow-up care. She thrives on patient success and is passionate about providing patients with as much information as possible so they can make an informed treatment decision.

AUDIOLOGIST VS. HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALISTS

With the addition of hearing aids to chain stores, there are more places than ever to purchase such devices. Making it even more complicated, there are also different levels of hearing health care professionals capable of working with individuals who have hearing loss, including audiologists and hearing....

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SIGNS AND CONSEQUENCES OF HEARING LOSS

Hearing loss can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate because of age, gender, demographic background or ethnicity. In addition to the noticeable signs of hearing loss, including asking for repetition or saying “What?” there are some warning signs that are not as obvious.

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HEARING AIDS VS. OVER-THE-COUNTER DEVICES

One of the most common questions I get after recommending hearing aid technology to a patient is: Why are they so expensive? This question not only stems from pricing advertised by local hearing healthcare providers, but also over-the-counter (OTC) devices that can be purchased for a fraction of the cost.

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RINGING OR NOISES IN THE EARS?

Tinnitus (pronounced tin- uh-tus) is the perception of sound when no external stimulus is present. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates approximately 15 percent of the general public (over 50 million Americans) experience some form of tinnitus.

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DO I REALLY NEED TWO HEARING AIDS

As a provider, patients often ask me why they need two hearing aids. There are several reasons for this. Think about your eyes. The brain is wired to receive information from both. The ears work the same way. In a few rare instances, a patient may benefit from only one hearing aid, and we will discuss that in….

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MEDICAL CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS

Many patients are shocked to learn their overall health can impact their hearing. The human body is incredibly complex and if it is not functioning properly, it can negatively impact an individual’s hearing ability. Hearing loss is associated with a number of different health problems ranging from hypertension to….

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