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Improved Hearing That Exceeded My Expectations

Issue 47.16

As an Audiologist, I have practiced for 34 years and treated thousands of patients. I have a hearing loss myself and wear hearing instruments. In the last few years, the hearing instrument technology has exceeded my expectations. However, in June of this year, Dr. Lance Greer and I traveled to Florida […]

Ripping Your Ears With Rock… Repeated And Prolonged Use Of Personal Electronic Devices Are Putting Young People At Risk Of Losing Their Hearing Permanently

Issue 23.15

“I love listening to music all the time and kind of loud sometimes to drown everything,” said a Utah teen. It’s a way of life for the average teen.

“(I listen to music) almost every day for a few hours, like when I go to the gym,” said another local teenager. […]

The Danger Of Falling Down

Issue 23.14

One of our greatest goals as Hearing and Balance Specialists is to help prevent our patients from falling down. Part of the inner ear is the balance system and since we are Balance specialists, our great desire is to prevent falls.

The following are some statistics from an article by […]

Diabetes And Your Hearing… Patients Over 60 At Increased Risk

Issue 13.14

People with diabetes commonly experience a variety of serious medical complications. They are at an increased risk for high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, retinopathy, and kidney failure. Because diabetes impacts so many systems in the body, it is natural to inquire if diabetes can also impact a person’s hearing. […]

75 Year Harvard Study Just Released: “What Men Need To Live A Happy Life”

Issue 50.13

In 1938, Harvard University began following 268 male undergraduate students and kicked off the longest-running longitudinal studies of human development in history. The study’s goal was to determine as best as possible what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing.

The astonishing range of psychological, anthropological, and physical traits — […]

Do I Have A Listening Or A Hearing Problem?

Issue 6.13

Acknowledgement: The first and indispensable step in practicing effective communication strategies is to accept the reality of the hearing loss. Unless and until you can acknowledge its presence, openly and in a matter of fact way, you are always going to be limited in how effectively you can deal with it. […]

Why Women Mumble When They Talk

Issue 22.12

Probably the most frequent complaint we hear as hearing and balance specialists from our male patients is that their wife mumbles when she talks. Of course, women don’t mumble when they speak, but most men with this complaint have hearing loss in the high frequency range of their hearing. Since women […]