Why a Hearing Screening is Important in the New Year

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With the turning of the calendar and a new year upon us, many North Carolinians will vow to improve their health in 2019. One aspect often overlooked is hearing. Once it’s gone you won’t get it back, but early detection and prompt treatment will ensure you are able to lead a quality life and help
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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Every May, the nearly 48 million people in Boone, NC, and throughout the country with hearing loss come together to celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month. The goal is to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. The theme this year is “Communication for All.” 10 Tips For Effective Communication Below are 10 tips
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Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is common. In fact, it is the third most common physical condition in the United States behind only arthritis and heart disease. Turns out, there are a wide variety of causes for this popular condition. Age-Related Hearing Loss Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is one of the most common causes. It occurs as
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Children and Hearing Loss

Can Children Suffer from Hearing Loss? Hearing loss has long been only associated with the adult population. Turns out, hearing loss can actually affect people of all ages. Children are much more affected by hearing loss as any delay in treatment can lead to problems with their learning and development. Causes of Hearing Loss in
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Food and Your Ears

Food and Your Ears: Two Peas in a Pod The food you put into your body becomes fuel, enabling you to jump higher and run faster. It also plays an important role in keeping your ears healthy. Research has shown that vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids can reduce age-related hearing loss. Most fish,
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