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Elijah’s Story

At the age of 3, Elijah was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease called Alport syndrome.  This genetic mutation of his collagen means that Elijah’s kidneys cannot properly filter his blood, and as a result of the mutation, his hearing is affected. At the age of 7, Elijah’s gradual hearing loss had significantly changed enough […]

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Posted in: Children, Communication, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Life Style

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Medications and Hearing Loss

Exposure to certain medications can damage hearing.  The U.S Food and Drug Administration does not require testing the effects of new drugs on hearing or balance.  This makes it difficult to know with certainty all of the medications that may affect hearing or balance.  Currently there are more than 200 documented prescriptive or over the […]

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Our Annual Appeal

Dear Friends, In the over 70 years that we have been practicing audiology, we have learned that family and community are what our patients treasure most. It is the simple things heard daily that we may not realize are being taken for granted, like the sound of…  your grandchild’s laughter crickets chirping outside your window […]

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A Gift of Better Hearing

When a request for special hearing devices came from Quota International of Kalamazoo, a service group that helps disadvantaged women and children and people with hearing loss, Constance Brown Hearing Centers answered with three Pocketalker personal amplifiers. The donation went to Alamo Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, a locally owned senior care facility, who will […]

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Hearing Loss and Dementia

Recent studies have found a link between hearing loss and dementia.  In a 2013 study headed by Dr. Frank Lin published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, hearing impairment was found to be associated with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults. Just because you have hearing loss does not mean that you will […]

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Hearing Loss and Childhood Literacy

Did you know that there is a direct correlation between listening to speech and reading? Recognizing a sound and connecting it to a specific letter is an early skill in learning to read. For a child with hearing loss, this can be a challenge. Early identification of hearing loss and early intervention can make a […]

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