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Hearing Protection Saves Lives

Hearing protection saves lives. It’s a bold statement, but it’s true. While hearing loss can be tied to a certain mortality rate, hearing protection can prevent hearing loss from happening, or at least from getting worse. As we grow older, hearing loss might happen due to aging, but there are other factors that can lead…
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The Dangers of Hearing Loss

The title might seem pretty obvious, but hearing loss isn’t just about losing a sensation, it’s about other health factors that are both physical and mental. According to Johns Hopkins, hearing loss can even have a tie to major issues like dementia. This is all due to the fact that the brain is pushing itself…
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5 Easy Steps to Preserve Your Hearing

Let’s face it; there’s no avoiding loud noises. Most of the activities we enjoy, like concerts, are great social events or ways for us to relieve stress. But one thing we have to be careful of is the effect that things like concerts have on our hearing. Without proper protection, we can cause damage to…
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Why You Might Have Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common, yet difficult thing to struggle with. Many people in the United States suffer with it. Many don’t go to get looked at, not realizing the situation will only get worse. The problem is that hearing loss has more of an effect on our health than we know, including some psychological.…
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Finally, a Hearing Aid That Doesn’t Show

You read that headline correctly. Our Hearing Center at the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute provides the best modern technology when it comes to hearing aids. The new Starkey and Phonak devices are not only smaller than your average hearing aid, but they fit to perfection in your ear. So for those that are hesitant…
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4 Signs You Need Hearing Aids

“Say what?” Are you tired of asking people to repeat themselves? Feeling as though you’re all alone and not a part of the conversation? These are sure signs that it might be time to get looked at, and not just by anybody, but by an audiologist, a licensed hearing specialist, who can determine if hearing…
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Hearing Loss in Contact Sports

Living in the U.S. means living within an active society that places sports as a priority – whether that’s football, baseball, Nascar, competitive shooting, swimming, boxing, martial arts, and even diving – it’s hard to avoid the athletic enthusiasm. For those active in sports, it’s fairly standard to be aware of the risks in playing…
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Let Freedom Ring this 4th of July, Not Your Ears!

This 4th of July, doctors are warning residents of a condition called tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, which some can experience after fireworks. According to the American Tinnitus Association, nearly 50 million Americans suffer from it. It’s one of the most common health conditions in the country, with nearly 15 percent of the general…
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How to Safely Enjoy Fireworks

It’s almost Independence Day and for many, the July 4th holiday celebrations will include barbeques, parades and, of course, fireworks. The colors and patterns are impressive, and the sounds are festive but fireworks can also be extremely loud. Don’t forget about protecting your ears! Before you enjoy the show, follow these safety tips to protect…
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What An Upgrade Can Do For Your Hearing!

If you have hearing loss but still have not done anything about it, or still using hearing aids that are several years old, do you know why? If it’s because you don’t think hearing loss is that big a deal, then maybe you just haven’t seen the research linking hearing loss to increased risk of…
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Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids

If you’re wondering if it’s time for a new pair or if you’re intrigued by all the features today’s smart hearing aids have to offer, call the Hearing Center for an appointment with one of our audiologists. It’s good to know the warning signs of a failing device. Changes in hearing and lifestyle are enough…
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Happy, Healthy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to remind the men in your life that you want them around for a long time to come. Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, and Father’s Day is no exception. So what better way to thank him than by adding a couple of years onto his life? While…
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