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Meet Dr. Michael McCandless

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Dr. Michael McCandless is a certified audiologist who is dedicated to providing advanced hearing loss solutions. He continuously pursues educational opportunities to broaden his knowledge and enhance his tools, including the Earlens Hearing Aid. Pairing his skill with this cutting-edge technology to provide an unparalleled level of care.

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My name is Dr. Michael McCandless. I'm the audiologist here at Main Line Ear, Nose & Throat. When I was trying to decide what to do in terms of a career, my dad's a physicist and he's an acoustical engineer, so I was always interested in acoustics and that sort of started me on the path towards audiology. We are on the cutting-edge of the latest technology, including the Lyric implantable device as well as the Earlens. We are honored to be the only office in the state of Pennsylvania that is currently offering the Earlens aid device that is transmitting sound through light. Traditional hearing aids, generally, go out to about 6,000 Hz. Humans hear from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. And so, by transmitting the sound through light, we're able to touch those higher frequency regions that a traditional aid has never been able to do. Generally, patients that come to the office are patients that are noticing that they're having a little bit more difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like background noise situations including restaurants. I personally do a lot of continuing education to make sure that we are always on the cutting edge.

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