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Why Hearing Screenings are Important for Children

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Although hearing loss is common in older adults, it can occur at any age—even in babies and children. When children have undiagnosed hearing loss, it can affect their ability to learn to speak, understand language, thrive in a classroom, and interact with others. Why are hearing screenings important for children? Children begin learning how to […]

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"What did you say?"

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. December 28, 2017 0 Comments General Health

Hearing loss causes isolation by making you feel like you are not plugged into the world you’re your relationships. Maybe you have found you opt to stay home versus attending social engagements to avoid putting yourself in setting where you can’t hear well. During the holidays, this is particularly apparent, when family and friends get […]

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Protect your hearing this summer

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. June 30, 2017 0 Comments General Health

Prevent hearing loss this summer! It’s important to note that many outdoor activities can lead to noise-induced hearing loss if you  are not careful. Many popular summer activities can be hazardous to our ears due to high decibel levels, bacteria, or other elements. Prolonged exposure to lawn mowers, power tools, motorized vehicles, sporting events, concerts, […]

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 8, 2017 0 Comments General Health

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May as the official month to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and speech disorders. The goal of […]

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Eating Well for Hearing Health

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 16, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” While that may not be entirely true, the foods you consume can have a positive effect on your hearing. Studies indicate foods rich in certain nutrients can help boost your hearing. In some cases, they may even help prevent or delay hearing loss. Omega-3 fatty […]

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