Thrive – May 2018

Did you “hear”?  May is Better Hearing Month ! Better Hearing Month was created in 1927 by ASHA (American Speech & Hearing Association).   In 1986 President Ronald Reagan made it official with a formal proclamation.  This annual event is designed to raise awareness of hearing loss problems.  The goal of Better Hearing Month is to
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Thrive – June 2018

As summer approaches and we have thoughts of camping, fishing and hiking through our incredible Wasatch Mountains, we will certainly be thinking of sunscreen and hats to protect our skin, along with long sleeves and pants to ward off diseases from certain plants and those pesky insect bites.  Hardly anyone will think of something like
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Dad, Your Blinker’s Still On!

Have you ever been driving down the interstate and had someone in the car tell you “your blinker’s still on!”  Time and again, I have found myself in that position.  Consequently, and with no lack of annoyance, I turn my blinker off.  We often don’t know what we’re not hearing.  Could it be that your granddaughter is
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Here Is Something To Think About

Have you ever heard the saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know”?  Well, if you think about that in terms of your hearing, someone might say, “You don’t know what you’re not hearing”.  However, we guarantee that those around you do! We have a patient who once told us a story regarding a gentlemen
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Father’s Unite!

If you are a father, or if you have a father with a suspected hearing loss, listen to the following excerpt from someone who understands: Hollywood actor, John Slattery of the popular TV series Mad Men, opened up about his own father Jack Slattery’s struggle with his hearing loss. The actor told PEOPLE magazine: “He
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That ringing in your ears? It’s not just Christmas Bells!

Are you or someone you know experiencing an annoying ringing in the ears?  Have you told yourself that you need to learn to live with it?  Has someone told you its normal with aging? The American Tinnitus Association (http://www.ata.org/) estimates that more than 50 million Americans experience tinnitus.  Of these, 12 million have tinnitus that
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Tinnitus keeping you awake at night?

Tinnitus typically begins as an audiological (hearing) condition, and so it is generally appropriate to consult medical providers with clinical specialties in hearing health. There are two general types of hearing health providers to consider: Audiologists (Au.D.) — Audiologists are healthcare specialists, trained in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and other hearing-related disorders.
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Hearing Aids have come full-circle

Finally, there’s a hearing device that lets you hear the way you should: “all the way around!” Until now, traditional hearing aids haven’t been able to process sound fast enough to help you hear all the way around you. So they would focus just on the speech directly in front of you, and suppress everything
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Good Communication Builds Good Relationships

Want better relationships in your life?  Do you feel that you can’t communicate with the men in your life because they aren’t listening?  Is it because they just aren’t hearing you?  The truth is, men are 5 times more likely to have a hearing loss than women and according to research are less likely to
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A Hearing Aid to Connect to the Internet?

Sounds occur around us virtually all the time and they start and stop unpredictably.  We constantly monitor these changes and choose to interact with some of the sounds, for instance, when engaging in a conversation with a familiar voice.  In our daily lives, navigating and communicating in complex noise environments is met with the most
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