Combine dead skin cells, hair and secretions from the ceruminous and sebaceous glands and you’ll have cerumen, although you probably know this substance better as ear wax. Yes, that’s right—that sticky, waxy, goldish-brown substance found in your ears is actually some pretty nasty stuff. However, as nasty as it may sound, cerumen does a lot of good. Cerumen cleans and lubricates your ear and also helps protect it from bacteria, fungi and even insects. While it may not seem like much, cerumen is actually really important to the health of your ear. While a little cerumen is good, too much... View Article
When it comes to managing a condition like hearing loss, it’s important to avoid tiptoeing around a crucial fact: in many cases, the dangers that cause it are permanent. Yes, there are ways to alleviate and overcome the issue through hearing aids and certain surgical procedures, but the natural functions of the ear, if damaged too greatly, will most likely never regain their original functionality. The audiologists at any McGuire’s Hearing Center location throughout Long Island provide the expertise you need when seeking treatment and assistive technology, but learning more about your ears can also go a long way in... View Article
Today’s amazing hearing devices owe their start to an evolving series of hearing aids that leveraged technology over time. The first hearing aids, created in the 17th century, were enormous, trumpet-shaped contraptions with a large, open piece at one end that collected sound. The trumpet gradually tapered into a thinner tube that funneled the sound into the ear. While these devices were helpful to some people with hearing loss, the funnels were eventually tapered down to make them portable, which, unfortunately, made them less effective. The development of the modern hearing aid might not have been possible had it not... View Article
Dave Carr parties with Ozzy Osbourne behind stage before a show in October 2007. Ozzy works with Starkey, a hearing device manufacturer and McGuires’ provider of the most advanced devices for hearing impaired customers.