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Black Friday Shopping Helpful Hearing Tips

Black Friday Shopping Helpful Hearing Tips

Wading into the melee that is Black Friday can be daunting. Doubly so if you have hearing issues and face the prospect of trying to communicate in a mass of frenzied shoppers. Here are some options for surviving this uniquely American ritual. Option one is, of course,...

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Newborn Hearing Screenings: What To Expect

Newborn Hearing Screenings: What To Expect

The most important time for learning language is in the first three years of life. The sounds that surround a baby are quickly recognized and the process of imitating them begins. That is if the baby hears them. This is the reason newborn hearing screenings are a...

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Seasonal Change and Hearing

Seasonal Change and Hearing

Sad to say, but summers at an end. It’s transition time. And that could include your ears, which might be negatively affected by the change in the season. The first culprit might be allergies, that traditional chore for many people during seasonal conversions....

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What To Do (and Not Do) With Tinnitus

What To Do (and Not Do) With Tinnitus

Though not uncommon — and still somewhat mysterious — tinnitus is not something most people will ever have to worry about. But some will. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population will suffer a stretch of the...

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Hope I Don’t Need Hearing Aids Before I Get Old

Hope I Don’t Need Hearing Aids Before I Get Old

Mick Jagger needs heart surgery and Pete Townshend can’t hear anymore (a shocking development). It’s so bad that old rockers have formed their own nonprofit to deal with hearing loss. The Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (HEAR) has actually been around...

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Waking Up To A Surprise

Waking Up To A Surprise

Not quite as dramatic as the case study neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote about in “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” but a recent incident of hearing loss in China is still striking. The tale is a good way to mark May being Better Hearing and Speech Month —...

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Keeping Your Hearing Humming (Not Literally)

Keeping Your Hearing Humming (Not Literally)

Modern hearing aids are high-tech and, given what they go through, pretty darn tough. But like any machine, a little preventive maintenance will keep them performing as designed for a longer time. This mostly involves regular cleaning and drying. Maybe you haven’t...

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