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Types of Hearing Protection and Why They Matter

We've heard a lot about PPE (personal protective equipment) during the pandemic. But there's another kind of PPE that didn't get the spotlight in 2020. It's just as important -- and that's hearing protection. For those with noisy jobs or…
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Is There a Hearing Aid for Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing, whooshing, thumping, or another unexplained sound in your ears. We're not talking about that mild annoyance known as phantom hearing when a room goes quiet. Since you're reading this, chances are…
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What to Expect During a Newborn Hearing Screening

You've made plans to bring your newborn home for the first time. The crib and changing table are all set up. Your drawer is full of diapers and supplies. Your family is anxiously awaiting the new arrival. But before you take…
Communication Tips for Hearing Loss

Good Communication Tips for Hearing Loss

So often, I speak with parents who have a child with hearing loss or loved ones helping their aging mother learn to hear at her best with hearing aids. But today, I'd like to have a different conversation with you as a person with hearing…

2021 Update on OTC Hearing Aids

In my 2020 Future of Hearing, I shared with you how my profession may be changing in the coming years here in Memphis and all over the country. The OTC Hearing Aid Act went into effect around four years ago. It began paving…
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Will Clear Masks Become a “Thing” in Our Favorite Stores?

Muffle. Muffle. Muffle. We've all noticed a difference when we try to listen to someone through a mask. But for people with hearing loss, this is especially challenging. Whether they have hearing loss or not, most people combine what they see…
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Why Musicians Love Custom In-Ear-Monitors – and So Do Their Audiologists

Musicians, you've been through a lot over the past year -- canceled performances, shrinking audiences, and smaller gig fees as venues struggle to pay their bills while generating less revenue. As Memphis' diverse live music scene continues…
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How to Know What Is the Best Hearing Aid for Kids

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

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

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…