Question: I am concerned about loud noise damaging my hearing at work. Should I be? Answer: While aging is often the cause of hearing loss, loud noise exposure is another common reason for concern. Though common, noise induced hearing loss...
What is the best type of hearing protection to use?
Question: What is the best type of hearing protection to use? Answer: Perfect timing for your question since October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. For the best hearing protection, three factors must be considered: the type of noise; the...
Are You Protecting Your Hearing?
Fireworks and concerts might come to mind when pondering ear-busting sounds, but power tools and even some livestock can reach dangerous decibels, too. Let’s talk hearing protection, which can go a long way toward keeping harmful noise at bay. ...
Hand Dryers: For Kids, Beware the Noise
It’s no secret that hand dryers installed in public bathrooms can seem rather loud, but we were blown away by a young scientist’s findings when she put the volume levels of 44 automated machines to the test in restrooms across...
May Is Better Hearing Month: Spring Into It With Less Noise, More Joy
Ahhh, spring! As power tools whir, ball games bloom, and concerts sprout, are your ears protected from the louder sounds of the season? Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this May, we’re sharing three quick tips to keep harmful volumes at bay. TURN DOWN THE […]Read More
What types of services does your office provide?
Question: What types of services does your office provide? Answer: We are an independent Audiology practice promoting awareness of the effects of hearing loss on physical and mental health as well as how this impacts the patient’s lifestyle. We provide hearing healthcare through: Monitoring hearing due to ear infections or noise exposure Obtaining baseline hearing […]Read More
Turn the Music Up, Dude — But Not Past 85 Decibels
You probably use your tablet or smartphone often to stream music, TV shows, or movies. In fact, many websites these days auto-play videos regardless of whether you want them to. Smartphones, tablets, and other types of portable music players (PMPs) are now commonplace, as are earbuds and headphones. But if your PMP is turned up […]Read More
Question: Can you assist us in ordering musician monitors for our praise team? Answer: Look no further! For our Doctors of Audiology, custom earmolds is a skilled procedure used almost weekly for area musicians and performers. We inspect the ear and canals closely, insert a cotton/foam ear dam deep inside near the eardrum and ensure […]Read More
April Is National Lawn and Garden Month
Celebrate by Protecting Your Hearing Spring has sprung, and so has the annual spring cornucopia of sounds: birds singing, children laughing, neighbors chatting — and lawn equipment. Maintaining your burgeoning plant life is a noisy affair. Once you’ve used the mower, leaf blower, chain saw, and string trimmer, your ears have put up with quite […]Read More