Practice News and Blog

Practice News and Blog


The tinnitus treatment team at Hearing Doctors of Idaho in Meridian, ID can provide you with special hearing instruments to alleviate the symptoms of your tinnitus. You'll be able to listen to your favorite songs and focus on conversations again.

Tinnitus is often coupled with hearing loss. Our tinnitus doctor can fit you with a hearing aid that amplifies sounds in your environment and overpowers the sound of your tinnitus. You can also use sound therapy to reduce the effect of your tinnitus by introducing background noise to cover it.

Contact us now to find out more about tinnitus


Don't let your hearing problems go untreated. Come to Hearing Doctors of Idaho for thorough, comprehensive testing. You'll go into an isolated sound booth for an accurate hearing exam.

Hearing Exam Meridian, ID


Tinnitus is characterized by a constant ringing, buzzing, humming or whistling in your ears. Does this sound familiar? Consult a tinnitus doctor from Hearing Doctors of Idaho in Meridian, ID to get the relief you need. We'll determine the severity of your tinnitus and help you choose the right solution.

Call (208) 734-8263 today to arrange a consultation with a local tinnitus treatment specialist.



Are you constantly walking around like you just stepped off of a roller coaster? It may surprise you to find out that the majority of balance problems are related to your inner ear. Come in for a vestibular disorder assessment so we can determine if your balance problems are due to an inner ear issue.

Contact us now to find out more about the balance disorder treatment we provide in Meridian, ID or call (208) 734-8263.


Your ability to balance is directly related to the condition of your inner ear. If there's a problem with your inner ear, you might not be able to walk or run without tripping or veering off course. Hearing Doctors of Idaho has the solutions you need.

Inner Ear Problems

Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implants

Posted October 18th, 2021

Cochlear implants are an amazing technology and have become the routine for rehabilitating hearing loss in patients with sensorineural (nerve-type) deafness.  When hearing aids are no longer working well, cochlear implants can be considered to restore some hearing benefit to the patient.  Traditionally, when cochlear implants are placed, there is very little hearing in the ear remaining, and the implant placement would result in loss of any residual “natural” hearing.

Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implants


Posted October 7th, 2021

There are two types of hearing loss: conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss means there's a problem with your ears, while sensorineural hearing loss means there's a problem with your brain's ability to process sound. You can also have mixed hearing loss, which is a combination of both.

Find Out What Kind of Hearing Loss You're Experiencing

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A Revolution in Hearing Technology and Care!

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CI Cochlear Implant Reduces Dementia

Posted September 15th, 2021

Hearing loss has been linked to dementia, walking problems, and falls. In addition, it has been shown to contribute to depression and other mental health disorders in the elderly. It causes frustration and lower quality of life for the loved ones of patients with hearing loss. The relationship between hearing loss and these other problems continues to become more apparent and better defined as additional quality research is published. We know that moderate hearing loss triples the likelihood a patient will develop dementia. Patients with severe hearing loss has 5 times the probability of developing dementia.

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Child Hearing Protection

Here’s the example - it’s never too late to protect your hearing.








Choose Us for your hearing loss treatment Meridian, IDCHOOSE US FOR HEARING LOSS TREATMENT IN MERIDIAN, ID

Posted September 8th, 2021


When your ears are working right, they turn music, voices and noises into vibrations that your brain can comprehend. Hearing loss distorts these messages and makes it harder for your brain to understand them. If you're experiencing hearing loss, make an appointment at Idaho Ear Audiology in Meridian, ID.

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Lend us your ears with hearing doctors of Meridian, IDMEET WITH OUR HEARING DOCTOR IN MERIDIAN, ID

Posted August 30th, 2021

Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves frequently? Have you noticed a constant ringing in your ears? Idaho Ear Audiology can help you get to the root of your hearing loss. Our experienced ear doctor has offices in Meridian, ID. We're always ready to find the hearing loss solution that works best for you.

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How do I clean my ears?

How to clean your ears

Posted July 12th, 2021

Everybody’s ears make wax – also known as cerumen. Cerumen serves a purpose, several purposes, in fact. It keeps our ear canals moist, prevents dust and grime from getting deeper into our canals, helps migrate dead skin cells out of our ear canals, and it actually helps prevent infections. Different people make different types and quantities of ear wax. It ranges from light colored, dry and flaky to thick, dark and moist. Some people produce a lot of wax, some people produce very little. For the majority, ear wax doesn’t need to be cleaned – our ears can take care of themselves.

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Better Hearing

Better Hearing

Posted July 5th, 2021

It is a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and hearing health. Hearing loss can occur in many different ways. Two common ways are presbycusis(natural aging process) and noise exposure.

We are products of our environment. If we are exposed to loud sounds without hearing protection, side effects can be permanent hearing loss, temporary threshold shift, tinnitus, fatigue, and dizziness to list just a few. It is a good idea to have your hearing checked if you notice any decrease in hearing.

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What is BPPV?

BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional VertigoPosted June 3rd, 2021

What is BPPV? BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo and is categorized as a false sense of spinning, whirling, tilting, or turning. It is typically a short burst of intense dizziness, 30 seconds or less, when the body or head is placed in certain positions. BPPV is most common in middle-aged and elderly people but can occur at any age. People can feel nauseated and off balance for a few minutes to hours after the dizziness has gone away.

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Single Sided Deafness

Single Sided DeafnessPosted May 25th, 2021

In a recent article, published in Otology & Neurotology, the authors looked at outcomes and device usage in adults who received a cochlear implant for single sided deafness (SSD). The FDA approved cochlear implants for patients with SSD in July of 2019. Interestingly, the FDA extended the approval to include both adults and children over 5 years of age – even though the application was only submitted for use in adults.

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Streamlining the Cochlear Implant Evaluation

Posted May 18th, 2021

Cochlear Implant EvaluationAbout 2% of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. The rate increases to 8.5% for adults aged 55 to 64. Nearly 25% of those aged 65 to 74 and 50% of those who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss. Only about 16% of adults who would benefit from hearing aids have ever even tried hearing aids. Hearing aid technology has progressed – they are incredible little instruments. But they are limited in that they are only able amplify sound. For many, they hearing loss also limits a person’s ability to understand speech. A cochlear implant (CI) is capable of improving speech understanding. When there are so many people that haven’t received hearing aids when they need them, imagine how much more difficult it is to get to the next level – a cochlear implant. It’s been estimated that only 6% of adults who could benefit from a CI have received one.

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This is the new office and surgical suite we are building with an expected open date of late fall

Surgical Suite Idaho Ear Clinic


Hearing A Heartbeat in Your Ear

Posted March 19th, 2021

Heartbeat in Your EarHearing one’s own breathing or eyes moving…Dizziness with exertion or straining…A full or blocked feeling in the ear…hearing loss. An unusual group of symptoms can accompany an unusual disease. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence is the name given to a disorder in which the normal dense bony covering of one of the three canals in the inner ear is thinned or missing.

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REtirement of Dr. Delray Maughan

Dr. Delray MaughanThe Idaho Ear Clinic would like to announce the retirement of Dr. DelRay Maughan. Dr. Maughan has been an anchor for Otolaryngology in the Treasure Valley for over 30 years. He is much loved by his patients and respected by his peers. He will be missed at the Idaho Ear Clinic, but we wish him all the best in his future endeavors and thank him sincerely for his service to our practice and the community.

If you were hoping to see Dr. Maughan, we would invite to still come see one of other Surgeons. Simply click on the contact us and you will find details on how to contact our office. You can also register through our patient portal for appointment and medical records requests.

Welcome Dr. Adam Reyes to Idaho Ear Clinic

Dr. Adam ReyesDr. Adam Reyes graduated with a clinical doctorate in audiology from Idaho State University after spending his undergraduate education at Humboldt State University. He has been seeing patients in the Treasure Valley for the last five years and is excited to be joining Idaho Ear Clinic. Dr. Reyes can help treat and educate patients of all ages with different types of hearing difficulties. He specializes in dizziness and balance testing, hearing conservation, tinnitus, and fitting of hearing devices.

Meet Dr. Reyes

Meniere's disease: Medical management, rationale for vestibular preservation and suggested protocol in medical failure

By Dr. Eric P. Wilkinson and Laura H. Christopher

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Child born deaf receives gift of hearing after life-changing cochlear implant

Dr. Eric Wilkinson in the News!

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Please welcome our Dr. Mike Bateman to the practice!

Dr. Mike Bateman

Dr. Michael Bateman has focused his clinical practice on adult diagnostic and rehabilitation. He specializes in hearing aids, dizziness and balance, ear related disorders, and assistive listening devices. He received his Doctorate from Utah State University graduating as a Doctor of Audiology in 2011.

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Idaho Hear clinic now offers online testimonial form and patient satisfaction survey

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Opening of Idaho Ear Clinic of Boise

The Idaho Ear Clinic is proud to annouce the opening of their practice. We are devoted exclusively to the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, skull base, balance system, and facial nerve in both adults and children. Our clinic is the only clinic dedicated solely to the management of Otologic and Neurotologic conditions in the state of Idaho.

We are conveniently located at 13900 W. Wainwright St., STE 102, Boise, ID 83713. We are readily accessible to patients located not only in Boise area, but also Eagle, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Ontario, Twin Falls, Jerome, Idaho Falls, Burley. If you have any questions about our services or our professional practice, we encourage you to contact us today!


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