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Regaining Hearing: 3 Uplifting Patient Stories

As an audiologist, I hear from patients every day about their struggles with hearing loss. I feel the discouragement many of my patients face. Simply put, they want to regain their hearing, so today I want to focus on the fact that people are overcoming hearing loss every day, here in my clinic and around the world. You’ll see […]

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Your Balance and Your Hearing

For Jon, the four-mile trek through the Woodland Trail in Shelby Forest was always the perfect way to welcome the weekend. But one hike last fall felt different. As trail runners passed him, he felt disoriented. He hadn’t heard them coming, and he nearly fell on one of the inclines, catching his balance at the […]

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Is Your Ear a Window Into Your Heart?

At the age of 60, Michael had always considered himself to have perfect hearing. The family often joked that he could hear a whisper from the other room. So, you can imagine his shock when he developed a sudden hearing loss last month. When he came to see me, we talked a few minutes about […]

Is an Ear Blockage Causing Your Hearing Loss?

A 30-year-musician in the U.K. recently walked into her doctor’s office. Over the past seven days, she had begun to have trouble hearing in one ear. She was experiencing what she believed to be tinnitus, which many people experience as ringing, thumping, scratching, or other unexplained sounds in the ear.  Imagine her surprise when her doctors found that […]

Treating Hearing Loss Could Improve Your Memory

I walk into a room and forget why I came in there. I sometimes misplace my keys. I’ve forgotten a friend’s birthday and felt very bad about it. Like most people, I, too, struggle with glitchy memory from time to time. It’s these moments that remind me of just how important memory is. Few people can […]

Did You Know These Celebrities Wear Hearing Aids?

Halle Berry got her start in the late ’80s as a regular on “Living Dolls” and a guest spot on “Amen.” She went on to star in many successful movies, including the X-men franchise.  In 2004, Halle revealed that she had lost hearing in her right ear during a domestic incident. And she has worn a hearing […]