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Spoiler alert: This story reveals spoilers for the film “A Star Is Born.” The latest movie version of “A Star Is Born” opens with country-rock star Jackson Maine playing to a sold-out crowd. The music blasts from speakers on the stage, the fans scream, and the arena is filled with an almost deafening level of sound. Many of us concert-goers

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Have you ever wondered how sounds make their way to our brain? The following is a primer on how we hear. Our ears are made up of three parts: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear (also called the cochlea). All three of these areas work together to detect and process sound. Outer ear  – consists of the pinna,

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When asked to describe hearing instruments, most people probably wouldn’t choose the word “sleek,” but the new Styletto, from Signia, is exactly that. Smaller than a Bluetooth earpiece, beautifully designed, and available in three color combinations, the Styletto is poised to change public perceptions about hearing devices. Working to Overcome the Stigma In a promotional video about its new product,

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Misconceptions about hearing instruments and hearing loss are common, and they can create tension between family members and friends. Hearing instrument-wearers know these misconceptions well, as they often have to educate others who say something incorrect (or downright offensive). Take a look at these 10 facts people with hearing instruments wish everyone knew: 1. Talking loudly isn’t necessary Shouting, or

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The earliest hearing devices were large, funnel-shaped devices that the user would hold to one’s ear intermittently to amplify sound. Thanks to continuous improvements to that 17th-century concept, modern hearing instruments are small, comfortable, and allow for consistent sound amplification throughout the day. To get the most benefit from your hearing devices, it’s important to wear them all day. If

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People who wear hearing aids may occasionally experience a humming, screeching, or whistling sound. Those unwelcome sounds indicate something is amiss – with the fitting, your ear canal, or with the device itself. Usually, though, pesky sounds can be eliminated with a simple fix. Hearing Aid Feedback If you’ve ever been to a concert and witnessed a soundcheck in which

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At the end of 2017, I decided that it was time to give our office a little makeover. The rationale behind this makeover was simply “comfort”. When patients and their family members come to our office, we want them to feel welcome and comfortable. It’s not often that we run behind schedule, however if we do, we have coffee and

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Every May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and hearing impairment. Hearing impairment is one of the most common health problems in the United States and it can have a tremendous impact on your relationships, social encounters, employment, and overall quality of life. Many conditions may play a role in hearing

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This is a very common question for those seeking hearing assistance. Unfortunately, very few health insurance companies offer a true hearing instrument benefit or coverage, and if they do it rarely covers the entire cost. Some insurance policies, such as Anthem or Humana, may have as much as a $1000-2500 benefit depending on the plan and/or employer. More often, we

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