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It is quite an experience to hear for the first time

Lately there have been a lot of posts on social media sites as well as news stories showing what it is like for someone to hear for the first time.  Usually this is a cochlear implant activation.  It is one of those stories that warm your heart.   As I watch these videos, I see […]

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Make Conversation Easier this Holiday Season with Hearing Aids

As I was sitting in the chair getting my haircut last week, we began conversing about hearing aids and hearing loss.  My stylist was shocked to know that even with hearing aids, it can still be difficult to hear and understand at times.  It got me thinking…Thanksgiving and the holidays are quickly approaching. While it […]

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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month…And Wait…It is also Audiology Awareness Month!

October begins a month of awareness for me!  It is a month when looking up at the Willis Tower at night, its spires are lit in pink.  Watching college and NFL football with my boyfriend, I see pink accessories worn by both athletes and fans.  It is a month to bring awareness–awareness to Breast Cancer! […]

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What I would tell my pre-audiologist self…

I recently got asked to write an article for the American Academy of Doctors of Audiology student newsletter, AuDiogram.  I was so honored to get to do this and thought I would post it on my blog for all to enjoy.  I took inspiration from “What I would tell my younger self”.   The first […]

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How to Communicate with Children When You Have Hearing Loss

By Guest Blogger, Shanna Groves of Lipreadingmom.com As a hard of hearing (HOH) mother of three, I can become frustrated with not hearing my children’s voices well. And I am not alone. According to the Deafness Research Foundation, 17 percent of American adults report some degree of hearing loss. Many are parents or grandparents. Among them […]

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Our Independence (and hearing protection)

Tomorrow is the 4th of July.  It is a day of celebrating our nation’s independence.  Our nation’s independence allows for so many things in our lives including freedom, family, work, religion, and much more.  At times I find myself taking advantage of my independence and taking it for granted as well.  I see my patients […]

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