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Protecting Against Noise: How Hearing is Damaged

The most common cause of permanent hearing loss is noise exposure. That being said, unless you live in a perfectly quiet world, it is likely that you are exposing your hearing organ (cochlea) to excessive vibration. We hear through vibration and vibration is what causes the damage! It is a Catch-22. The hearing organ is […]

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Recycling Used Hearing Aids 

If you have an old pair of hearing aids or cochlear implant processors that someone used in the past, don’t waste the opportunity to help someone else. That device may open a new world of hearing to someone.   There are a few options for you to recycle the hearing aids. All makes and models are […]

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Cleaning Ear Canals 

One of the most common questions I hear is, “How should I clean my ears?” There are a few methods for keeping ears clean, but first, let’s learn a little about the ear canal.    The Purpose of the Ear Canal  The ear canal protects the eardrum, migrates dust and dirt out of the canal, […]

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Offering Hope through the Levo Tinnitus System  

As many as 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, a debilitating health condition commonly known as “ringing in the ears.” Musicians, factory workers, veterans and many others endure its effects, including problems with concentration, sleep, anxiety and depression. Tinnitus affects a wide range of people, including those who are exposed to continuous noise and even […]

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Developing Drugs to Treat Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

There is huge opportunity for companies looking for a money maker! According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 360 million people with disabling hearing loss who need help. Currently, we work to fit these individuals with hearing aids and teach others about reducing noise exposure. But what if we could develop a […]

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Hearing Loss in Children

The incidence of hearing loss in children is higher than you might expect. Studies have shown that newborn hearing screenings identify from one to four out of 1,000 babies tested, depending on the research cited. Most hospitals offer newborn hearing screening and many audiologists offer the test in their office for the babies missed at […]

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