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Norm’s Story

Norm spent his career working in a manufacturing setting.  Despite encouragement from the company to wear hearing protection, he chose otherwise.  Today, Norm believes his degree of hearing loss is a result of not protecting his hearing on the job.  He says, “I was young and healthy, and didn’t think about getting older at that […]

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

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Realistic Expectations with Hearing Aids

Obtaining new hearing aids, whether for the first time or upgrading from older technology, is an adventure and also a compromise.  Our audiologists are here to help guide you through your hearing world, and also to address and set aside some common misconceptions of what hearing aid technology can and cannot do. Listed you will […]

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Posted in: Adults, Children, Communication, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health

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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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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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