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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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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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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 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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