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
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
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
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?
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