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Guest Blog: A Trusted Partner in My Hearing Health

By Christopher Morris My hearing loss, like most other people, occurred very gradually. Before discovering that my hearing loss involves the ranges for the speaking voice of most women and children, I chalked up miscommunication with my wife and administrative assistant as simply inattention on my part or mumbling on their part. As time went […]

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Guest Blog: Is Hi-Tech Worth the Higher Cost?

By Greg Miller “Huh?” That’s how it all started. My wife would say something and that would be my response. As time went on, one “huh” became a series. Then a constant barrage. You can guess where this is going. It was strongly suggested to me that I check into hearing aids. So, off I […]

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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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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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Beware of the Free Hearing Screening

Good hearing healthcare starts with a full diagnostic evaluation.  There are many ads that offer a free hearing screening or even a free hearing test.  It is a good guess that the professionals offering these are only doing enough testing to sell you hearing aids.  Some professionals use the term “screening” because legally a hearing […]

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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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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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