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Does One Size Fit All?

My husband and I recently went to a spa for a couple’s massage which we do once or twice a year when on a vacation. This spa day started out like any other; we checked in and were escorted to separate locker rooms where they gave us slippers and robes to change into before meeting […]

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The Truth about Noise Exposure

Silence by definition is the absence of sound, stillness, or a period of time without speech or noise. Silence seems like it would be simple to attain, but in truth, it can be allusive. Imagine the last time you were in complete silence. Can you even think of the last time? Even when I am […]

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The Impact of Unilateral Hearing Loss

Have you ever noticed how some things are just meant to work together? Take for example Abbott and Costello, without whom we’d still not know who was on first. Or how Fridays are better with fish and chips. Not to mention all the other pairings like salt and pepper, day and night, cookies and cream, […]

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Phantom of the Ear

Remember that saying “You don’t know what you have until its gone”? I’m not sure who is credited with this quote but how right they were. For me I remember when my husband and I and our two growing children lived in a two-bedroom loft. We were so ready to get out and into a […]

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These Aren’t Your Grandfather’s Hearing Aids

Every time I meet a client who is new to hearing instruments I am reminded that outside of my audiology bubble many people still think of hearing instruments as the bulky whistling monstrosities their grandparents wore. When I start talking about how hearing instruments can differentiate between speech and noise, stream phone calls, music, videos […]

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Communication Strategies

I was taking a walk with my friend the other day after a yoga class. Sadly, our favorite coffee shop is near the “L” train so our conversation kept getting interrupted and I found myself struggling to hear. It’s times like these I sympathize with my hearing-impaired clients. The increased amount of effort needed to […]

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P-A-R-T-Y Your Way to Better Hearing

Holiday season! For better or worse—ready or not—it’s here! My family and I love this time of year. I can’t help but get excited when walking into a store decorated for the holidays; Halloween pumpkins and skeletons change overnight to Christmas trees and wreaths. I love walking into people’s carefully decorated homes and smelling fresh […]

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