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COVID-19 and Hearing

COVID-19 and Hearing

Especially in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, the phrase “novel coronavirus” was often used, with novel meaning “new.” Coronaviruses are a family of viruses distinguished by their crown-like spikes (corona means crown in Latin) and what we’re facing is the...

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If You Haven’t Figured Out Mask Wearing, Now’s the Time

If You Haven’t Figured Out Mask Wearing, Now’s the Time

Whether we like it or not — and no one likes it — COVID-19 is going to be with us for a while. That’s become obvious over the last week. And that means masks will continue to be a part of life. The scientific consensus is that widespread use of masks is one of the...

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Leave That Earwax Be

Leave That Earwax Be

Most everything about the human body is pretty efficient. OK, tonsils and appendixes seem a little superfluous, but even earwax has its reasons to be. It actually plays a positive role by helping clean out the ear canal. Think of it as a scrubbing pad covered in pine...

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Everyone Is Scrambling These Days

Everyone Is Scrambling These Days

As is the case every year, May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. It was first founded in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Today it is co-sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) — an...

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The Rock’n’Roll Era and Hearing Health

The Rock’n’Roll Era and Hearing Health

Anyone who lived through the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s music scene has a bit less spring in his or her step today and maybe some hearing loss too. The icons of the era certainly do. In fact, there’s even a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping musicians...

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Our New Reality

Our New Reality

Like everyone, we are adapting as best we can to the new — and we can only hope short-lived — reality that has overwhelmed us all. The COVID-19 crisis is a remarkable challenge. While our practice has always focused on providing you, our customers, with everything you...

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Some Unlucky Ways to Lose Hearing

Some Unlucky Ways to Lose Hearing

The big drivers of hearing loss are pretty well-known. There’s getting older, which is the biggest one. Too much noise all at once (standing too close to fireworks going off, for example) and over a long period of time (a noisy work environment) are next in line. But...

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