Construction & Hearing Health: Preventing Hearing Loss at Work

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Developer confirms big plans near Memphis International Airport. New apartment development in Midtown. Downtown project restarting after a pause for redesign. I don't have to drive far in the greater Memphis area to find a construction…

6 Communication Methods for Children with Hearing Loss

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When Ricardo and Lena first brought baby Ricky to see me, they knew, as parents often do, that something wasn't right. They had noticed signs of infant hearing loss like: Limited smiling or interaction with others when spoken toNot…

What Does Your Medicine Cabinet Have to Do with Your Hearing?

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When 45-year-old Jonathon first came to see me, he had just reached his two-year anniversary cancer-free. He and his family had been through so much during the chemo, so I definitely realized why getting his hearing checked had been…

Regaining Hearing: 3 Uplifting Patient Stories

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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…

A Parent’s Guide to Single-Sided Deafness in Children

Julia told me she would never forget the moment she discovered her son had single-sided deafness. They were doing homework together when Gabe, age 7, mentioned off-handedly that a friend at school had yelled at him for ignoring him in the hallway.…

Are You Cooking Up a Recipe for Hearing Loss?

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Summertime is the time for good food and time with family. From those big family cookouts to big Sunday dinners, food and family go hand in hand here in the Memphis area. And part of the joy are those second helpings ... which can quickly become…

Your Balance and Your Hearing

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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,…

How Loved Ones Can Help Youth Facing Hearing Loss

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Madison's family first started noticing behavioral changes right around her 14th birthday. Always a high achiever, she had recently begun to struggle in school. She acted like it was unimportant when asked and got frustrated if her mother pushed…

Is Your Ear a Window Into Your Heart?

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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…

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,…