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How Do You Hear?

Have you ever wondered how you can hear a bird chirping? Hearing is something most of us take for granted, much like breathing. Understanding the process is important for keeping your hearing healthy, Structure of the Ear The ear consists of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each plays an important…

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Concussions and Hearing Loss

The leading causes of concussions in Utah are car crashes, falls and contact sports. This type of traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden acceleration or deceleration to the head. Common symptoms include: headaches dizziness temporary loss of consciousness confusion fatigue vomiting There is one common symptom that is missing from this list. That…

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The Importance of Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is extremely common; nearly 48 million people in Utah and throughout the United States suffer from this condition. For most of these individuals, a hearing aid can be used to treat their hearing loss. But unfortunately, many individuals simply choose to forgo this tried and true treatment for good ol’ fashion denial that…

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How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

I don’t know about you, but I have enough trouble choosing a $3 tube of toothpaste; don’t get me started on how stressful it is making a real decision. This would include buying a car, house or hearing aid. There are 48 million people in Utah and throughout the country with hearing loss. Most of…

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Types of Hearing Loss

Most people know at least one person with hearing loss. This is because it is common; we mean really common. Turns out, it is the third most common physical condition in Utah and throughout the country, behind only arthritis and heart disease. For a condition this common it should come as no surprise that there…

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The History of Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is not a new condition. People have been suffering from it for centuries. Up until the 16th century, it was commonly accepted that individuals with hearing loss also suffered from multiple other disabilities; this led to them being heavily discriminated against. It was not until a Spanish monk named Pedro Ponce taught a…

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May as the official month to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and speech disorders. The…

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Balance

Dizziness or loss of balance is the second most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices. National Institute of Health statistics indicate that dizziness will occur in 70% of the nation’s population at sometime in their lives. Although very common, acute or chronic problems with equilibrium may indicate serious health risks or limit a person’s everyday…

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Tinnitus Treatment

Due to the personal and unique nature of each Tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment is necessary. Although there isn’t a single cure for Tinnitus, Advanced Hearing & Balance Specialists audiologists are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case-by-case basis. After completing a hearing test, your professional may refer you to an otolaryngologist for…

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Facts About Hearing Loss

Life is enriched by the experiences we have through our five senses: sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing. Together, our senses enable us to learn and enjoy life. Hearing is especially vital; it enables us to communicate our wants, needs, and emotions. You cannot reverse hearing loss or eliminate all Hearing Voids. However, your Advanced…

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