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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

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Better Hearing and Speech Month Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sponsors Better Hearing & Speech Month in an effort to educate the public about hearing and communication disorders. The theme for 2019 is "Communication Across the Lifespan."Hearing and Continue Reading

Too Loud. Too Long

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Factors Affecting Hearing Loss The extent of damage to your hearing caused by noise depends on:Decibel level: How loud the sound is. Distance: How close you are to the source of the sound. Time: The length of time you are exposed to the sound.Decibel Level​ The louder the sound, Continue Reading

Am Losing My Hearing? Signs of Hearing Loss

You might think that it would be easy to recognize hearing loss but, because onset is often gradual, you could be missing the signs. Have you found yourself asking someone to slow down, stop mumbling, or enunciate? Is it difficult to follow a conversation when you are in a busy room? These can be Continue Reading

Hearing Aids and Cell Phones

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People who wear hearing aids or have implanted hearing devices may experience some difficulties when trying to use cell phones. That buzzing noise you hear is interference due to radiofrequency (RF) emissions from your phone. RF interference does not occur for all combinations of digital wireless Continue Reading

Watch that Volume!

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The holidays are here and that often means festive parties, loud music, and new electronic devices. Many of us will receive gifts designed to deliver maximum volume at a minimum size: portable headphones; TV soundbars and surround systems; wi-fi speakers—the list goes on and on. And, if we're not Continue Reading

Does Cold Weather Cause Earaches?

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Cold weather has arrived, and many of us are paying attention to a body part that often goes unnoticed during warmer months—our ears! So, can cold weather cause an earache? Well, sort of. While the cold temperatures may not directly cause an earache, the cold can cause other problems that lead to Continue Reading

Want a Healthy Brain? Hearing Aids May Help!

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New Study Suggests that Hearing Aids May Slow Cognitive Decline Proper exercise and nutrition are obvious and important parts of staying healthy as we get older, but what about proper hearing?According to a newly-released study, published by the University of Manchester and authored by  Dr. Continue Reading

Head and Neck Cancers

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A fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation for cancers of the head and neck. Continue Reading