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For many people with hearing loss, the holidays can be especially challenging. While large family gatherings offer a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends and family, holiday parties can be challenging for people with hearing loss. Here are some tips for to better enjoy holiday gatherings: 1.   Find a quiet corner  Stand away from loudspeakers and noisy kitchens

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Anyone who does not wear hearing protection while shooting a firearm can suffer hearing loss and/or tinnitus with as little as one shot.  Many firearms create noise that is higher than 140 dB, with some pistols and big-bore rifles capable of noise as high as 175 dB.    Shooting typically results in a high-frequency hearing loss.  Because many speech sounds

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According to the American Journal of Kidney Disease, older Americans with chronic kidney disease are more likely to suffer from hearing loss compared to healthy individuals of the same age.   Approximately 26 million Americans are currently diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.  Not only is the incidence of hearing loss about 50% greater in this population vs. the general population,

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Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America's most prevalent and growing health conditions, but did you know there is a link between the two?  November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and I want to raise awareness of the link between diabetes and hearing loss.  Diabetes currently affects approximately 10% of the U.S. population, with many more falling into the pre-diabetic

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Many hearing aid users come into our office with the complaint of "I can hear but I can't understand."  Does this sound familiar to you?  There are a few reasons why a person using hearing aids may not understand speech as clearly as they would like.   Firstly, the hearing aids may simply not be adjusted appropriately for the person's

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Thank you to the entire community for your support!  Our Grand Opening event for The Center for Audiology-Pearland on Thursday, 9-22-16 was well-attended.  Attendees had the opportunity to screen their hearing as well as enter our fantastic raffle giveaways.  Ryan S. was the lucky winner of a pair of Westone CR-10 custom musician monitors, and Jackie N. was the lucky

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Many hearing aid users struggle to hear on the telephone, even with hearing aids. Visual cues help us differentiate between similar speech sounds, and unless you are using Facetime, visual cues are not available while speaking on the phone. Especially if you have hearing loss, the lack of visual cues can make it more difficult to hear over the phone

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As we reach our 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or older, many of us start noticing that it is more difficult to communicate in noisy restaurants, our young children or grandchildren are impossible to understand, or we may find ourselves leaning in to hear or asking for repetition a few too many times a day.   Unfortunately, too many people accept

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“Why do our ears produce earwax?”, and “How do I manage cerumen?” are questions we are asked daily. Cerumen, or earwax, is naturally produced by glands in your ear canals, and is made up of dead skin cells and other substances, including lysozyme, an antibacterial enzyme, fatty acids, alcohols, cholesterol, and squalene. Why Do our Ears Produce Earwax? Cerumen is

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Concerts Outdoor concerts are a great way to celebrate summer, but they can be a great way to get hearing loss as well. Pack a few earplugs the next time you head to a summer music festival or concert. Sweat Summer is a time for sun – and sweat. Luckily, most hearing aids are designed to handle sweat and daily

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