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What’s happening in hearing health? Today let’s look at current news articles that remind us of the importance of protecting our hearing health and seeking help to treat hearing loss. Safety for our Ears Safety industry publication, EHS Today , reminds us that there are also safety risks to our ears. Over 22 million people are exposed to high levels

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The common ear ache is mostly caused by fluid in the ears. More specific fluid trapped in the middle ear region which lies behind the ear drum. The middle ear is a busy component of the adult auditory system. Not only does it turn sound into mechanical vibrations for the inner ear to interpret, but it is also important for

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One of the most interesting aspects of the anatomy of the ear is that some of the tiniest parts have the biggest jobs. Today we are going to look at the tiny hair cells in the inner ear and how too much damage from noise can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. The cochlea is the spiral shaped part of the

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May is Better Hearing Month and a great time to celebrate all the sounds that good hearing health can provide! Birds singing – the birds are back from their winter get-a-ways. What could be better than starting the morning with a great cup of coffee, warm, morning sun and the sound of birds chirping Grandchildren giggles – what grandchild doesn’t

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As parents and grandparents we set the habits in our children and grandchildren that help them care for their bodies and minds to maintain their health. Whether it is as simple as brushing teeth after every meal or washing hands or more complicate matters such as hearing health, the practices we instill from a young age can stay with a

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Here is a look at how practice helps improve hearing health. Practice ear protection. One of the best things we can do at any age is to make ear protection a priority. Start small and add simple disposable ear plugs to your purse or jacket pocket when you know you will be heading to a noisy event – a concert

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The ear is divided into three parts the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Today let’s look at what parts make up the middle ear, its functions and common problems. The middle ear starts at your eardrum, the tympanic membrane, and runs to the oval window. You cannot see your middle ear, but you may have felt it during

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We all know how the body tires from exercise, but you can also tire after an active day of listening, especially when you have hearing loss. This is often referred to as listening fatigue. Hearing is not just about your ears. Your brain plays an important role in interpreting conversation, and when you have hearing loss, the brain’s job is

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December is here and so too is the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Many of us find ourselves in our vehicles driving more this month visiting family, friends and, of course, completing all those errands that come with this busy time of year. Keep in mind these tips to stay safe on the road. Tip #1: A common

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Our audiologist, Dr. John Salisbury , likes to remind patients that hearing is 10% ears and 90% brain. When hearing declines, not only do your ears miss out, but your brain and cognitive functions can also suffer. Did you know that hearing loss has been connected to dementia in adults? There are several theories on how hearing loss causes cognitive

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