Do You Hear What I Hear?

By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing CenterTis the season for celebrations, gatherings of family and friends, music and merriment and all holiday things. It’s a time to renew acquaintances and make new ones. Hearing is the vital sense that allows us to maintain relationships and make connections with family/friends; making it possible to engage, … Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear?

The Impact of the Military on Hearing Health

By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center WWI (1914-1918) was fought in the trenches using machine guns and poisonous gas. WWII (1939-1945) was fought using modern artillery and machines, utilizing more airplanes, ships, tanks, and submarines. The development of the atomic bomb was the catalyst ending WWII. What does this have to do with … Continue reading The Impact of the Military on Hearing Health

Discussing Veteran Health Concerns & Accessibility

By Taneia Surles, MPHCommunity Outreach CoordinatorVeteran healthcare is offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health concerns like disability, service-related injuries, and ailments, with no added costs at a veteran’s hospital. However, veterans can experience other issues after service that aren’t always treated or covered at veteran hospitals. An overlooked issue is … Continue reading Discussing Veteran Health Concerns & Accessibility

EARS– THE GREAT PROTECTORS

By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center Hearing is vital to all facets of life. It is essential for maintaining relationships and connections with family and friends and makes it possible to engage, listen, laugh, and enjoy participation in life events. Hearing is the sensation of sound that is detected by the ears and … Continue reading EARS– THE GREAT PROTECTORS

What are the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide?

By Taneia Surles, MPHSince 2008, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month has been nationally recognized in September. This month-long holiday aims to raise awareness about suicide, share resources, and support those dealing with suicidal thoughts. With the stigmas and taboos around suicide, organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) want to shift society's negative perceptions … Continue reading What are the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide?

Safe Approaches to Pain Management Through TeleHealth

By Kala Patel Safer Pain ManagementOver 125 million adults in the United States suffer from acute or chronic pain. In fact, most people reading this article have at some point reached into the medicine cabinet for treatment of an occasional pain or injury that is inevitable during our active work-play life. These aches and pains … Continue reading Safe Approaches to Pain Management Through TeleHealth

Hearing Health—Treating Hearing Loss

By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center Life is about relationships—those that we have now and those that we have had. The loss of relationship and the ability to share life with someone you love can occur by distance or death, but it also occurs when someone can’t hear well enough to communicate or … Continue reading Hearing Health—Treating Hearing Loss

Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s

By Unity Psychiatric Care Huntsville Editor’s note: September is both Healthy Aging Month and World Alzheimer’s Month. Although treatment is readily available and necessary, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are not a typical part of aging. In fact, studies have shown by improving our health through lowering blood pressure, exercising, and not smoking we … Continue reading Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s

Preventing Noise Induced Hearing Loss

By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing CenterOur noisy world can take a toll on the delicate structures of the inner ear. Noise is unwanted and/or harmful sound, which has adverse impact on auditory and non-auditory health. “Noise pollution” can result in permanent loss of hearing and is a public health threat. Hazardous levels of … Continue reading Preventing Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Hearing Health—What’s noise got to do with it?

By Anita GilesMS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing CenterClose your eyes and let your ears explore the world around you. Listen to the sounds of summer—birds singing, children playing, traffic, lawnmowers, etc. Are the sounds pleasant/ meaningful or uncomfortable/ bothersome? We think of sound as something we want to hear and noise as something to be avoided. … Continue reading Hearing Health—What’s noise got to do with it?