By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A Audiologist,Physicians Hearing CenterHave you ever heard of May baskets? In the 1800s, Louisa May Alcott wrote about May Basket Day. In the 1920s, some bold children left a May basket on the White House door for First Lady Grace Coolidge. The May Basket tradition involves leaving a paper basket containing … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers! May: Better Speech & Hearing Month
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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
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