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Hearing Health Blog

We live in a noisy world. The World Health Organization has designated noise induced hearing loss a major health crisis in developed countries like the US. Regular exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can cause permanent damage to your hearing. As we head in to hunting season, it is important to think about how shooting affects hearing. The infographic below

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Iconic Rock Band cancels tour due to hearing loss.To paraphrase a signature song lyric, “for those about to rock, we cancelled our tour.” AC/DC, iconic Australian rock band cancels tour due to hearing loss. Lead singer Brian Johnson was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total, permanent hearing loss according to a press release from the band.

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We hear with our brain, not our ears. If you’re like most people, you’re used to thinking of hearing as something that happens in your ears. What people often don’t think about is what happens between their ears, in the hearing part of their brain. That’s where sound becomes information that has meaning and your brain has to work hard

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Stage 1 – The outer ear The outer ear collects sound waves and directs them into the ear canal. Here sounds are amplified by the canal’s funnel-like shape and channeled on to the eardrum. Stage 2 – The middle ear On reaching the eardrum, the sound waves cause the eardrum to vibrate, transmitting the sound to three tiny bones located

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The first step to effective treatment of hearing difficulties is to get your hearing thoroughly evaluated by a Doctor of Audiology. An audiologist will determine the degree of hearing loss you have and your best treatment options. Your primary physician isn’t familiar with the latest  diagnostic and technology available to address your hearing difficulties. Hearing is vital to effective communication,

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