Better Hearing

May is National Better Hearing Month!

May is National Better Hearing Month. The goal of Better Hearing Month is to raise awareness about the positive impact of healthy hearing and the professionals that can help improve the lives of those struggling with hearing loss. Healthy hearing means not waiting to check your hearing until hearing loss is so significant it’s impacting…

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Protect Your Hearing this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, many people will celebrate by enjoying fireworks. Whether it is a professional display or you are setting off your own, there is a risk for noise induced hearing loss. A fireworks display can produce sounds of up to 140 decibels. Noise induced hearing loss can start…

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Headphone Safety

As more and more people are using headphones for phone calls, movies, music, etc, it is important to consider the dosage of volume we experience daily. Listening to music, or any other loud sound, is recommended only for a specific amount of time based on the overall volume. Given an amount of volume, there is…

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Did you know that the month of May is officially Better Hearing & Speech Month? Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) organizes initiatives during the month of May to help promote the fields of audiology and speech language pathology. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Connecting People” and promoting hearing health allows us…

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New Standards for Safe Listening Levels

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years are at risk to having permanent hearing damage due to exposure to loud music and other recreational noise.” Exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing loss and/or tinnitus, which can become permanent with prolonged exposure. This noise exposure can…

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Maximizing Speech Understanding in Noise

Listening in background noise is one of the hardest auditory tasks for individuals with and without hearing loss. The presence of background noise can “drown out” the speech we want to hear, which may cause us to misunderstand words, miss topic changes, and cause frustration. As hearing aid technology advances, so does the background noise…

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