• Top Five Hearing Loss Misconceptions 

    Here are the Top Five Hearing Loss Misconceptions Misconception #1: Hearing loss only happens to the elderly Reality: Hearing loss affects people of all ages. According to an article by AARP 40% of the 48 million Americans with hearing loss are under 60 years old.  Close to 30% of those between the ages 50 and 59 suffer […]

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  • Are you taking Ototoxic medication?

    According to a Consumer Reports survey conducted last year, 55% of Americans take prescription medication and at an average of four per day. Some of these common medications have a lesser known side effect, hearing loss, and are known as ototoxic medications. What are Ototoxic Medications? Specific medications can cause temporary and sometimes permanent damage […]

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  • 10 Animals with the best sense of hearing

    Did you know that the human hearing range is significantly lower than a variety of animals on land and at sea? The human ear can hear up to 20k hertz. While the Greater Wax Moth has the most extreme sense of hearing that can reach up to 300,000 kilohertz. These moth’s have evolved ultrasound-sensitive ears […]

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  • Insurance & Hearing Protection

    Important Insurance News: Did you know that if you wanted to purchase in-ear hearing protection using your flex spending account you would need a letter of medical necessity? Even if you have health insurance, not all your medical expenses are likely to be covered by your plan. With a flexible spending account or FSA, you can save […]

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  • Sounds that Soothe

    I recently returned from a lovely vacation in Hawaii where our bedroom overlooked the ocean and the sounds of the waves rocked me to sleep every night.  This got me wondering why some sounds have a positive physical effect on the body.   In a recent article in the online journal Live Science Orfeu Buxton, an associate […]

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  • How Your Hearing & Memory Are Connected

    How Your Hearing & Memory Are Connected Isn’t it amazing when you turn on the radio and a song from the past comes on and it takes you back to high school, summer vacations, your wedding or cherished times with friends and family.  For me it is Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “Get Back”.  […]

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