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How to Know What Is the Best Hearing Aid for Kids

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Almost every parent wants to do the best thing for their child. But finding the best hearing aid for kids can seem confusing, and it's hard to know where to start. Plus, a lot of brands try to make theirs sound like the best option.…
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7 Comorbidities Linked to Hearing Loss

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As humans, we're always making connections between things that happen in our life. But sometimes, I've personally realized I don't always see a connection between seemingly different things. So it's great when science can step in, do the studies,…
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Spring Allergies and Your Hearing

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In Memphis, we get to enjoy early springs and long summers compared to our northern neighbors. But with all the flowers in bloom, springtime can be really rough for people with spring allergies. I've had people come into my office who moved…
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What Actually Happens to Our Ears on Airplanes (Explaining Fullness of the Ears)

Most of us have been there. Whether you were on an airplane, taking a ski lift up to your favorite range, or diving to the bottom of a pool, any time our body moves quickly to a higher or lower place, you feel this fullness in your ears.…
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Inside the Annual Military Hearing Test

From jet engines and helicopters to firearms and bomb tests, our men and women in the service find themselves exposed to loud noises regularly at work that most of us don't encounter. These kinds of thunderous noises are…
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Your Hearing and COVID-19: Another Unusual Symptom

Since near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've heard about loss of smell and taste, as well as other COVID symptoms. We've seen the stories where even months after a mild case, these senses haven't returned. But what about your hearing…

Spotting CMV Infections in Babies

Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is among the most common infections in the U.S. passed from mother to child before birth. One in 200 babies will have it. It isn't curable, but it's very treatable when caught early. Treatment…
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That Dizzy Feeling Might Be Vertigo

When Joy came into my office, she had a friend at her shoulder, helping her walk through the door. Joy could no longer trust her own sense of balance. She often felt like she was falling even though she could see with her eyes that the ground…

COVID-19 and Hearing Loss: New Challenges for Many

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Most of us are getting used to wearing masks in public and when with others outside of our household to slow the spread of COVID-19. But, we still face challenges – fogging glasses, less breathability, forgetting what the local grocery store…
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Audiologists Are Here to Help

When most people think of an audiologist, hearing loss comes to mind. But I'm here to tell you we do a lot more than treat hearing loss. As an audiologist, my number one goal is to improve the quality of life for the patients and the families…