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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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Tinnitus: What is it and What Can be Done About it?

Pronounced TINN-it-tus, it is defined as the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no external sound is present. It is often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” however some people hear hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping or clicking. It can be intermittent or constant, single or multi-tonal, and […]

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How Hearing Aids Have Changed

Hearing aids have changed significantly over the years. In the early days, people wore the hearing aid on their body with wires connected to their ears. As technology improved, hearing aids became smaller and easier to use. However, they amplified everything, were difficult to adjust to, and were inappropriate for some hearing losses. The 1990’s […]

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