cochlear implants

Referring Patients for a Cochlear Implant

Laurel was a 42-year-old promoter for a Memphis band. When she first visited me, she told me she was dealing with progressively worsening hearing loss. She'd been wearing hearing aids from my office for the last 10 years, but her hearing loss…
How Loud Is Too Loud

How Loud Is Too Loud?

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The world is a noisy place. From the A/C running at full blast this summer to trucks rumbling past on I-40 to people talking, our ears are bombarded with sound. It's no wonder that 15% of Americans over 18 have experienced some hearing…
Communication Tips for Hearing Loss

Good Communication Tips for Hearing Loss

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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…
Will retail employees start to use clear face masks?

Will Clear Masks Become a “Thing” in Our Favorite Stores?

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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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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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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…

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…

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…

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,…