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Say Yes! To Hearing Loop Systems

Today’s digital hearing aids do a tremendous job of improving hearing but there are circumstances when a hearing aid needs help.   Even the latest hearing aid technology is challenged to function optimally in background noise, at a distance, or in spaces with poor acoustics. Hearing loop systems magnetically transmit an audio signal that is customized […]

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Guest Blog: Custom Earplugs – A Musician’s Perspective

By Rick Hughey I have been a musician for many years – specifically a drummer and percussionist who has played in myriad and varied settings. While many of the applicable instruments and sound effects upon which I perform can be played very quietly, some inherently create higher volume pressures. When I was younger I never […]

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Why Hearing Aids Are Expensive

Our audiologists are often asked why hearing aids are so expensive.  Hearing aids are high-tech digital devices that need to be small enough to fit comfortably in an ear and stable enough to wear every day.  Hearing aid manufacturers put a significant amount of time and money into research and development to make products that can […]

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We are Hear for Everyone

Thank you for partnering with us throughout the year, as a patient or a donor.  As you make your final year end giving plans, we hope you will contribute to Constance Brown Hearing Centers. Download our Remittance Form (PDF) to print, fill out, and mail. Donate online to Constance Brown Hearing Centers through Network for […]

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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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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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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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