Sometimes, due to hearing loss, the doorway is blocked.
Dr. Carol Maynard has helped children and adults to make the most of their hearing for over 35 years. She earned her master's degree from the University of Virginia in 1979, and stayed in Charlottesville to work at the UVa Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology and at the Children's Rehabilitation Center working with children and adults. She began to develop an interest in understanding how our brains use the sounds that we hear. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Maynard has worked at Barnes Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA, and Carolina Pediatric Therapy in Asheville, NC. Dr. Maynard has specialized in helping children, however has maintained an adult practice as she feels that working with adults and children helps her to provide better services for everyone. Dr. Maynard is committed to staying current with the ever changing developments in hearing healthcare and completed her doctoral training in 2015.
Surgery, medical remedies, and, very commonly, hearing aids can help to unblock the doorway, to let more sounds in. But that is often NOT ENOUGH. If the brain does not understand the sounds it hears, then it does not matter how many sounds come in, or how much you hear. Persons with hearing lossor auditory processing problems may need to(re) train their brains, or make adjustments to their listening environments and daily routines to more easily understand the sounds that they hear.
The ear is the doorway that lets sound in, but the brain understands the sounds.
is dedicated to helping each person along the path toward easeful communication for learning, loving and laughing; to have the opportunity to be a full participant in the world.