By Anita GilesMS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center The American Public Health Association (APHA) defines noise as unwanted and/or harmful sound. In 1996, the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) established the last Wednesday in April as International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) to raise awareness about the harmful effects of noise on hearing, health, and the … Continue reading Be Aware- Noise Hurts—Quiet Diet:
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Healthy Hearing + Brain Awareness = Communication Impact
By Anita GilesMS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center What’s on Your Calendar in March, 2023? March 3 World Hearing DayTheme: Ear and hearing care for all! Let’s make it a reality. Purpose: Inform people about the importance of ear and hearing care and encourage them to seek services. March 13-19 Brain Awareness WeekBAW is the global … Continue reading Healthy Hearing + Brain Awareness = Communication Impact
Love Letters—From My H ear t to Your Ears
By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A Audiologist,Physicians Hearing Center Valentine’s Day is a time to express love. Couples show affection, kindness, and love to their partners with gifts, experiences, and special treatment. Cards and letters declare affection and love. Remember falling in love with that special “One”? It begins with a glance; a spoken word and … Continue reading Love Letters—From My H ear t to Your Ears
Hearing Assistance: Devices used to treat Hearing Loss
By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center Hearing is about more than just the ears. Hearing is a complex brain process. It’s the sensory system that collects and transmits information for the brain to interpret, which provides safety alerts, interprets speech, monitors our own voice, and keeps the sound areas of the brain healthy. … Continue reading Hearing Assistance: Devices used to treat Hearing Loss
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
Hearing Loss – Impact on Cognition
By Anita GilesMS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center “Happy Birthday to You!”Don’t you love the sound of this song when your family and friends celebrate you and how important you are to them? However, there comes a time when you want to stop counting the number of candles on the cake. Reality sets in and you … Continue reading Hearing Loss – Impact on Cognition
By Anita Giles, MS, CCC-AAudiologist, Physicians Hearing CenterTake a moment and think about the smell of coffee, the taste of ice cream, hugging someone, seeing that grandchild reach for you and hearing the words “I love you”. This process happens when the sensations of–smell, taste, touch, vision, and hearing—are gathered and communicated to our brain, … Continue reading Hearing Health