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…

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…