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The True Cost of Hearing Loss

Like many people confronted with hearing loss, you may find yourself flippantly mentioning the high cost of hearing aids. “They’re just so expensive,” you may comment during social interactions or conversations with your significant other. But have you ever considered how expensive NOT investing in hearing aids may be? Relatively speaking, hearing devices represent a fantastic value, particularly when you …

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Baby Hears for the First Time: Emotional Moments in Audiology

Warning! Do not watch this video unless you want to “feel all the feels” or experience an emotional response! Because of medical technology, a sweet tiny human gets to hear his mother’s voice for the first time! Maybe you’ve never considered this before, but emotional moments are relatively common in audiology. Regardless of age or situation, being able to reengage …

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children

Did you know that approximately 1 in 8 children have noise-induced hearing loss? October is Audiology Awareness Month, and in Naples, Florida, we do not often encounter hearing loss in children. Mostly, Southwest Florida’s general population is over the age of “child” and into the realm of “adult,” “mature adult,” or “extremely mature and exceedingly wise adult.” Noise-Induced Hearing Loss …

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Snoring Can Lead to Hearing Loss! Who Knew?

The effects of snoring are wide-reaching, impacting relationships, health, and productivity. Approximately 45% of normal adults snore occasionally, and approximately 25% of adults are habitual snores. Snoring seems to be more common in men, though many women also snore. Habitual snoring becomes more common the older we get. Spotting the Effects of Snoring Do you know someone who snores? Maybe …