How to Know if Your Child Has a Communication Disorder

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month which presents a good time for parents to become educated about communication disorders in children. Audiologist and speech language pathologists have sounded the alarm, saying that the majority of parents don’t know the signs and symptoms of communication disorders in young children –

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The Effects of Loud Noise On Your Health

This month there is a lot of interesting news to report from the world of audiology. There are findings connecting the effects of loud noise on high blood pressure, new ways to connect concert fans with protective hearing devices and a new role for “The Boss.” Loud noise associated with

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Can Hearing Loss Be Prevented?

Several pieces of interesting research were released in the world of audiology this month and we want to tell you about them. One study has found that smoking increases hearing loss. Other bodies of research have found new connections between hearing loss, cognitive impairment, dementia and memory loss. As physicians

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How Music Is Helping Adults to Hear Better in Noisy Environments

An increasing number of adults feel that noise levels are interfering with their ability to enjoy public places. A survey1 conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) questioned adults about their attitudes toward noise and discovered that most adults believe that society in general is becoming increasingly loud. In addition,

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Potential Groundbreaking Treatment for Tinnitus

The American Academy of Audiology1 has announced what they call ground-breaking news in the search for treatments for tinnitus. The AAO reported that scientists at the University of Michigan discovered that “precisely-timed sound stimulation coupled with weak electrical pulses delivered to the neck or cheeks” could bring relief from tinnitus.

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