Category: Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

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Telehealth May Expand Access for Pediatric Hearing Screenings

Audiologists and ear doctors simply don’t exist in some rural areas. There are 696 audiologists in North Carolina, and just 122 of them have mailing addresses in rural counties, according to data from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Hearing Loss

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Patient-centric Follow-up: The Key Differentiator in Hearing Healthcare

As patient-centric care gains steam in both general medicine and hearing health—while being juxtaposed by new OTC and DIY hearing solutions—a renewed focus on follow-up services is crucial. This special report looks at follow-up AR protocols and perspectives, and includes perspectives from Nancy Tye-Murray, Brian Taylor, Cherilee Rutherford, Ron Leavitt, Susanna Løve, Dave Blanchard, and more.

Hearing Loss

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Angela Loucks Alexander Discusses APD in TEDx Talk

In a recent TEDx talk called “Escaping the Hidden Prison of Auditory Processing Disorder,” Angela Loucks Alexander recalls being locked in a basement from the ages of 13-17 with no access to running water or a bathroom and not “talked to or touched,” apart from a twice-per-day sandwich delivery from her father.

Tinnitus

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Cicadas’ Buzzing Sound Could Worsen Tinnitus

With this year’s return of cicadas, many will view the mostly harmless insects as an annoyance. However, the bugs’ high-pitched buzzing sound — which can be loud enough to drown out a jet plane flying overhead — could potentially worsen tinnitus.

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