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Is it Better Hearing & Speech Month Already?

May is here! Well, technically speaking it has been here for a few weeks and is now almost over. But never mind that. May is here! And with that comes Better Hearing & Speech Month. This month-long event was created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) more than 90 years ago. Over the years it…

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Stand Up to Noise Pollution

There are sounds around every corner. It becomes a problem when the sounds become too loud. Excessive noise can pose a real danger to human health and well-being according to the World Health Organization, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and even the U.S Census Bureau. What is Noise Pollution? Noise pollution is the unwanted or disturbing sounds…

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When Hobbies Strike Back

From a young age, we were all taught the importance of having hobbies. They keep you active, get you out of the house and even help you make new friends. But according to your St. George audiologist, there are some hobbies that can actually damage your hearing. The good news is that keeping your ears…

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Can Concerts Cause Tinnitus?

Finally seeing your favorite band in concert is the opportunity of a lifetime. But before you jump in your car and head to the venue, your St. George hearing specialist wants to make sure you understand the risks associated with attending such an event. Exposure to loud noises can cause both hearing loss and tinnitus….

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You’re Invited to a Two-Day Hearing Expo Event!

This special event only takes place a couple times per year – don’t miss out! Oticon’s Digital Technology Expert, Norm Greenleaf will be in our St George & Cedar City clinics on February 13 – 15, 2018 to demonstrate the new Oticon Opn and answer your questions. We are confident you will find this opportunity…

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Are There Hearing Tests Just for Kids?

Nearly one out of every thousand babies is born with some form of hearing loss. For most of these children, their hearing loss is not discovered until they are at least two years old. Untreated hearing loss at this young of an age can have a significant impact on their emotional development as well as…

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The Worst Hearing Loss Advice

How many of you are plagued by unsolicited advice? People just love to offer up their opinions as facts. There is no better example of this than information about hearing loss. Below is some of the best worst advice we have ever received about hearing loss. While Annoying, Hearing Loss Won’t Hurt You Most individuals…

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How Do You Measure Sound?

Sound travels in waves and is measured in frequency and amplitude. Amplitude is the measurement of how forceful a wave is. Measured in decibels (dB), the louder the sound is, the higher the decibel number will be. Normal conversation clocks in around 65 dB. Exposure to sound over 85 dB (busy Hurricane traffic) can cause…

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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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