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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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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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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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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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