The Dangers of Loud Workout Music

Over the past few years, people have become increasingly aware of hearing health, particularly in relation to listening to loud music. Concerts are obviously one place that has the potential for high sound levels and hearing loss, and more people than ever are now wearing hearing protection there. Another potential problem area is loud workout […]

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Hearing Protection for Music Fans

Are you a music fan? Many of us are. Going out to a great concert can be the highlight of one’s week or month. However, concerts also frequently feature high music volumes that can damage one’s hearing after repeated exposure. One study found that 26 million Americans suffer from hearing loss that could have been […]

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Why Custom Hearing Protection Is the Best Investment You Can Make for Your Hearing Health

New research is uncovering that hearing loss is much more widespread that we had previously thought. In addition to genetics and old age, which are facts of life, hearing loss is frequently caused when a person’s occupation or hobby involves noisy environments. Environmental Causes of Hearing Loss Here are just some of the environments and […]

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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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Have you Been to NAMM? Know the risk of loud noise exposure

Yes I know it has been a few weeks since my last blog post.  I’ve been busy doing audiology stuff so no worries. Each year in January musicians, business owners, and others flock to Anaheim, California for the annual NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants).  It is a four-day trade show that encompasses all things […]

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My passion and the future of audiology?!?

A few months ago, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Sami from Rock It Out! Blog It was chance to talk about all my audiology passions including music, the future, earphones, and also telecoil.  For all of you that have not seen it yet, I hope you enjoy the interview!  Marie’s interview Rock It Out! […]

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Continue Hearing Your Favorite Band

Because October is Protect your Hearing Month I cannot go without talking about one of the pivotal moments of my life!  During one of my Audiology classes Gail Whitelaw, PhD, mentioned her friend, Michael Santucci, AuD, and at that moment I knew I was moving to Chicago.  Why do you ask?  Well, Michael has a […]

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