Category Archives: Audiology Awareness

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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