Hearing Screenings vs. Evaluations

The difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation is subtle but important. A screening refers to a single, preliminary test used to determine whether a patient has a hearing loss. Think of it as a pass/fail exam – if the results indicate a hearing loss, a more detailed evaluation is required. Hearing screenings
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Happy New Year!

This year make the resolution to live a life with better hearing. Schedule your hearing test today!

Hearing Loss Affects Kids, Too!

Three million children under 18 years old suffer from hearing loss, including nearly four of every thousand newborn babies. In most cases, hearing issues aren’t discovered in kids until they are at least two years old. The first two years of a child’s life are hugely important in physical development as well as in forming
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Tinnitus: Understanding that Ringing in Your Ears

Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction, known as tinnitus, affects roughly 20% of the American population. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when none is actually occurring. For some it is a minor nuisance but for others, a major impediment to their quality of life. It is
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Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist? What’s the Difference?

A patients’ journey to better hearing begins when they choose a hearing professional they can trust. But often, they are unsure where to turn. Understanding the difference between an audiologist and a Hearing Instrument Specialist will help them make that crucial decision. An audiologist is a licensed and certified professional who has earned a Master’s
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October is Audiology Awareness Month

More than 36 million Americans of all ages suffer from hearing loss. Regular hearing screenings are invaluable in identifying problems early. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for a hearing screening during the month of October, recognized as Audiology Awareness Month. Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors including noise exposure,
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Vote for the Best of Mid-Valley

StatesmanJournal.com’s Best of the Mid-Valley has invited readers to nominate and vote for their favorite people, businesses and things to do in Marion and Polk counties. Statesman Journal’s Best of the Mid-Valley is all about you. The places where you eat, shop, play and relax give the Mid-Valley its life. Nominate your favorite businesses, people
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National Protect Your Hearing Month

Approximately 30 million workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise on the job. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells that are found in our inner ear. Hair cells are small sensory cells that convert the sounds we hear (sound energy) into electrical signals that travel to the brain. Once
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What is small, sleek and sophisticated?

Answer: A digital hearing aid of course! Today’s hearing instruments are not your father’s hearing aids! Gone are the antique ear trumpets of the early 19th century and the cumbersome transistor radio style devices worn on the body. Even the original, large, behind-the-ear hearing aids have experienced a dramatic reduction in size! Instead, contemporary users
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