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Online Hearing Tests: Can They Help?

From blood-pressure kiosks in retail stores and vision exams online to home kits that test for HIV, blood-sugar levels, colon cancer, and more, the do-it-yourself approach to health screening continues to expand as the demand for greater convenience and consumer empowerment grows. Even online hearing tests are a part of the DIY mix, but do […]

Putting Off That Hearing Test? Here’s Another Reason to Hear Your Best!

It’s no surprise that getting hearing help can make communicating and connecting with the world around you so much easier, but did you know that using hearing aids might also have a hand in cutting down emergency-room visits and hospital stays? In a study published earlier this year in the medical journal JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & […]

Keeping You Informed: Over-the-Counter Devices

With last summer’s passage of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, you may wonder how it affects your health care. As an AudigyCertified™ practice, we consider patient education an important part of delivering excellent service, so count on us for timely news to support your hearing wellness.   What does the law do? The […]

Childhood Hearing Loss and … BULLYING?

Hearing-impaired youth of school age appear to be bullied at a greater rate than their typical-hearing counterparts, according to a University of Texas at Dallas study published earlier this year in the journal Exceptional Children. The study, “Effect of Hearing Loss on Peer Victimization in School-Age Children,” surveyed 87 participants ages 7 to 18 who […]

And the Award Goes to…

A Remarkable Award for a Remarkable Doctor In March, Dr. Carter earned the Salyers Remarkable Award for exceptional service to patients at Audigy’s Owner Summit, an annual event that highlights innovations in hearing technology, regulatory changes, industry trends, and industry best practices. The award description reads, in part: “Forging deeper emotional bonds with your team […]

8 Notable African-Americans With Hearing Loss

With an estimated one in five Americans directly touched by hearing loss — a common chronic condition that spans race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status — some icons in pop culture and beyond have experienced this challenge in their own lives. As the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, take a look at these […]

6 Hearing-Impaired Olympic Competitors

Starting February 9, the world will watch the accumulation of years of hard work and dedication come to a head during intense competitions at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Each athlete has their own unique story, but today we’re focusing on those competitors who have overcome not only the odds but also their hearing […]

Self-Treating for Hearing Loss: More Harm Than Good

Have you heard about the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, recently passed by Congress and signed by the president over the summer? The new law, once fleshed out with Food and Drug Administration regulations, will allow the retail sale of hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss — without the critical […]

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