Category Archives: Audiology Awareness

Veterans, tinnitus and hearing loss

In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, we wanted to share the two most common health conditions our military veterans face, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers: tinnitus and hearing loss. Tinnitus has been described … Continue reading

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We should all listen to our centenarians – including our National Parks

What can you hear in a 100-year-old park? Quite a lot, it turns out. On August 16, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service. This new federal bureau would be part of the Department … Continue reading

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August 1 is Respect for Parent’s Day. What does Respect Sound Like?

August 1 is Respect for Parents day. What’s not to like about that? What a safe, inoffensive holiday, right? And yet for aging parents with hearing loss, respect can be a difficult balance – especially as their relationships with their … Continue reading

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Cheering up the Lonely

July 11 was National Cheer up the Lonely Day. Even though it has passed—it’s still a good reminder to pay attention to those around you with hearing loss. Hearing loss can be isolating. When someone is experiencing hearing loss, they often … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Independence Day

Did you know that George Washington, our first President and a Founding Father of the United States, lived with hearing loss?  Years of noise exposure while in battle and hunting likely contributed to his hearing loss. Washington would be the first … Continue reading

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How’s Your Summer Soundtrack Treating You?

Yesterday marked the official beginning of summer! But we’ve already been hearing those warm-weather sounds. From lawn mowers to motorcycles to jet skis to outdoor concerts and fireworks, summer  always has its own soundtrack. Unfortunately, your summer soundtrack may contribute to … Continue reading

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Make Hearing Easier for Those with Hearing Loss

Make World Environment Day Your Own June 5 was World Environment Day, a day dedicated to protecting our planet (organized by the United Nations Environment programme). Growing awareness is making more and more of us think about carbon footprint, our use … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Catching Hearing Loss Early

Ignoring hearing loss has a cost. May is Better Hearing and Speech month so it is a good to remind ourselves that recognizing hearing loss is a first step to finding a hearing solution. The earlier we recognize loss the … Continue reading

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Pete Townshend, The Who, Exploding Drum Kits and Living with Hearing Loss

Pete Townshend, longtime guitarist for The Who was born May 19, 1945, has lived with hearing loss for nearly 50 years. On September 17, 1967, The Who exploded onto the U.S. music scene—literally. Keith Moon, the celebrated and eccentric drummer … Continue reading

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A Hearing-Friendly Classroom in 3 Steps

May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and most of us can think of at least one teacher who changed everything for us. For children with hearing loss, there can be more extraneous factors that interfere with what the teacher … Continue reading

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