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Have you seen Sound and Fury, directed by Josh Aronson?  Check out our audiologist, Sarah Caldwell’s, review of this great documentary.   Movie Review: Sound and Fury, directed by Josh Aronson Sound and Fury is a compelling documentary highlighting the ongoing politics surrounding different forms of hearing loss intervention, specifically, cochlear implants. Set in the year 2000, Aronson portrays the experience

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Q: What can I expect at my complete hearing evaluation? A: Many people think a hearing evaluation is where your provider plays a tone, and you simply indicate whether you can hear it. Fortunately, a hearing evaluation is more thorough than that and happens in four steps. A typical hearing evaluation lasts from 30 to 90 minutes, and we encourage

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Have you — or has someone you know — ever gone to a play, seminar, house of worship, or musical performance, optimized your hearing device settings, and still had trouble hearing? Why does this happen? Hearing in Public Spaces When you listen to a live speech, classroom lesson, classical guitarist, or clergyperson, your hearing device uses a built-in microphone to

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Do you suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in your ears?  Perhaps this book is something you might be interested in.  Check out the book review and YouTube video on audiologist Dr. Sarah Caldwell’s perspective on this read. Happy Reading! Book Review: Rewiring Tinnitus – How I Finally Found Relief from the Ringing in My Ears by Glenn Schweitzer A family

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Our Audiologist Sarah Caldwell has been keeping up with her reading and was able to check out this audiology related book by Lydia Denworth.  Check out her latest book review below Book Review: I Can Hear You Whisper by Lydia Denwort Lydia Denworth is the mother of a child born with a progressive, and eventually profound hearing loss. In her

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Q: Are my hearing aids really kaput if they get wet? A: If you only knew how often we get this important question. As powerful as they are, hearing aids — like all electronics — have a couple of Achilles’ heels, and one of them is water. The moisture could come from a swimming pool, a shower, or even the

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Dining Out? Dish on the Noise With SoundPrint RESOURCE ALERT: Enjoy Dinner Out and Hear the Convo Do restaurants seem to be getting noisier? If you think so, you’re not alone. And, what’s more, researchers have reported a connection between hearing loud music and choosing more calorie-heavy menu options. No joke! We’ve found an app that can help you take

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Just like their people parents, these furry members of the family can experience hearing difficulties too. Read on to learn what you can do. AVOID EXCESS NOISE As one of the most preventable causes of hearing loss in humans, loud sounds can also be a problem for the beloved pets in your household. Excess noise can go hand in hand

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We have all been stuck in our homes for the past several weeks now, and our audiologists have been catching up on some reading! Check out the book review below, from our Audiologist Sarah Caldwell. You can read the review, or watch her review on YouTube. Happy reading to you all, and we hope you are staying safe during this

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From slips and spills to collisions, machine mishaps and more, accidents befall us all, but did you know that hearing loss might contribute to the risk of injury? In fact, one investigation found that those with hearing difficulties may have a doubled chance of suffering an accidental injury at work or play. The study, published in a 2018 edition of

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Three Cheers for Earwax! Let’s talk earwax. From its texture to its appearance, it gets a bad name. We suspect the yellow-brown goo might be down a friend or two, so we want to give credit where credit is due. Here are five reasons we think you should give earwax a second chance. Earwax Protects Your Ear Canal and Eardrum

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So many things around the house are designed to alert you using noise. But what if a hearing loss means you miss when the smoke detector or alarm clock sounds?   The following alerting devices are ideal methods for helping your home — or the home of a loved one — feel even safer. Smoke Alarms A smoke alarm-based alert

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Do Cats Enjoy Cat Music? The answer is yes, cats do enjoy cat music! Read on for details and to learn more quirky facts about hearing in the animal kingdom. Katydids Have Ears on Their Knees But not so fast: If you were knee high to a long-horn grasshopper, the type known as a katydid, you would not see human

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Q&A: Live Speech Mapping Q: What is live speech mapping, and how can it help me? A: Excellent question! Live speech mapping is a mechanism for fine‑tuning hearing aids to the specific pitch and volume of your loved one’s voice and other important sounds. The procedure has been around a while, but many people have likely never heard of it.

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Together, let’s make hearing and balance care more available to all. We’d love to have your support for the proposed Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA)! This groundbreaking bipartisan legislation in Congress could make it easier for community members to access the quality hearing care they need, and you can help. Did you know? An estimated one-third of adults

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