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Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All!

March 3rd is World Hearing Day! This global call to action is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is focused on raising awareness about hearing loss. Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common (chronic) health issue that people experience in the United States? Impacting over 48 million people, the prevalence of hearing loss is twice as common as diabetes or cancer. Though hearing loss is common, it tends to...
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How Music Can Help Shape the Future of Hearing Health

If you are a musician you may get asked from time to time, about what exactly it was that drew you to play music. For many There may it may be that they grew up in a family where self-expression is both encouraged and modeled.  For instance, very often an older sibling of a parent plays music and helps inspire you on your own journey. It’s not uncommon for an accomplished musician to have one or...
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Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

It can be hard for anyone to hear in a noisy restaurant, bar, or party. However, for those with hearing loss—even those who address the issue, it can take a bit of extra focus and practice.  We collect sounds with our ears but listening and comprehension all happen when sounds reach our brain. Hearing loss often doesn’t happen all at once but slowly over years, impeding the delivery of certain tones, pitches, and sounds. This...
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All About Tinnitus

Have you ever experienced a buzzing or ringing noise in your ears – maybe after leaving a concert or noisy party? This describes tinnitus, hearing specific types of noises in one or both ears when on external sound is actually present. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 50 million people experience some degree of tinnitus and that 20 million deal with chronic tinnitus.  Tinnitus can affect everyday life in various ways....
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