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Bettie Borton, Au.D. FAAA

Articles by Bettie Borton, Au.D. FAAA

Dr. Bettie B. Borton is a licensed audiologist in Alabama, and was the first audiologist in Montgomery to hold certification by the American Board of Audiology, and is the only audiologist with such certification in private practice in this area.

Train Your Brain to Listen — Optimize Your Hearing Aid Experience!

April 18th, 2013

As advanced as modern hearing aids might be, hearing devices alone cannot produce listening skills sufficient for our complex communication system.

Hearing loss is more common than you might think

September 17th, 2012

Is your TV so loud that your neighbors are getting the benefit of your new satellite dish?! Hearing loss is a very common health concern in the United States today – in fact, it’s the 3rd most prevalent chronic health condition in our country, ranking only behind arthritis and high blood pressure.

Make the Most of Your Hearing — (Re)Train Your Brain!

June 6th, 2012

We hear in our ears, but we process and understand sound in our brain. Hearing aids can help a person detect sounds that are no longer in their range of audibility, but they don’t necessarily provide good listening skills.

Cochlear Implants: A miracle for severe hearing loss

May 30th, 2012

For most adults dealing with age related hearing loss, today’s hearing aids provide an effective treatment option. However, for those with more severe hearing impairment, occasionally sudden in onset, cochlear implantation is currently the optimal standard of care.

Know Before You Mow!

May 23rd, 2012

The average volume of a lawnmower while in use is 95 dB, and according to the American Academy of Audiology, any sound louder than 85 dB is considered “potentially hazardous”.

Hearing Aid History: From Trumpets to Digital

May 9th, 2012

Hearing loss has been a problem for as long as humans have been around and because hearing loss affects people’s ability to connect and form relationships with others, hearing devices were quickly developed to help those who could not hear.

Tinnitus — What IS that Ringing in My Ears?

April 25th, 2012

Tinnitus is the term for the perception of sound when no external sound is present. It is often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” although people describe it as hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking.

Seeking Hearing Help? The Cost of Quality

April 11th, 2012

So, you finally made and KEPT that appointment for a hearing evaluation. Congratulations! You took that all-important first step to a better quality of life.

Noise — An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!

April 4th, 2012

Have you ever wondered if your children or grandchildren are damaging their hearing by using personal listening devices, cell phones, or by listening to loud music that’s too loud?

The Advantages of Binaural Hearing

March 28th, 2012

Has your audiologist recommended “binaural hearing devices”? Don’t panic. Binaural simply means “two ears” – which is what nature gave you.