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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
By Anita Giles, MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center Life is enriched by interaction with and reaction to many sounds, sights, tastes, smells, and touch. Of these inputs, hearing impacts our relationships and interactions more than any other. Helen Keller stated, “Hearing is the soul of knowledge and information of a high order. To be cut … Continue reading Hearing Health