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Musicians Need to Protect Their Hearing!! By: Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Musicians practice and perform in a variety of settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods and may require different levels of protection depending on sounds encountered during rehearsals and performance. While classical and orchestral music typically hovers between 85-90 dBSPL, performing and

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Hearing protection and enhancement for hunters and shooters By: Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Hearing protection is essential if you are hunter, sport shooter, working in law enforcement, armed forces or any activity involving guns. Even if you want to go on a shooting range to have some fun with friends you still need good ear protection. Learn how to

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How can I protect my hearing from noise exposure? By: Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A What types of hearing protection can I use? Do you have a noisy hobby or activity? You might be surprised to find out that some of your daily activities regularly expose you to dangerously high levels of sound.  How do we know what is considered

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Should I be concerned about earwax? By:   Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Earwax production is a normal protective and hygiene function in the human ear canal.   A certain amount of earwax, or cerumen  /ce·ru·men/ ( se-roo´men ) , is considered to be typical and healthy. The outer ear canal is a cavernous opening approximately 2.5 centimeters deep

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How to help your loved ones with hearing loss during the hoidays By: Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Holidays can be a time of togetherness, community, warmth, and joy. Unfortunately for those with hearing loss, the noise levels and challenging listening situations can serve as a reminder of the isolating and depressing effects of their hearing loss.  Our hearing impaired

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How can I convince my family member to get help for their hearing loss? By:  Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Untreated hearing loss is a major public health concern and is the most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. Hearing loss is an invisible condition and only its effects can be seen.  Effects of hearing loss can often

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Early Diagnosis of hearing loss leads to better outcomes By Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published by the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2008, suggests that diabetic patients are susceptible to hearing problems because this disease may damage the nerves and blood vessels of the inner ear (Hirose,

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Datalogging and hearing aid use By:  Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Did you know your hearing care provider knows exactly how much time you spend using your hearing aids, and in what listening environments? A feature called datalogging has become a routine component of hearing aid fitting and monitoring. New technology allows hearing care practitioners to record average hearing

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Is it appropriate to consider hearing aids a stock item? By Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A What do you think about purchasing a customized health care device, such as glasses or hearing aids, over the counter at a drug store? Reading glasses have been available for some time now, but it is becoming more common to find hearing related

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Music and Hearing By: Dr. Lisa D. Cahill, Ph.D., CCC-A Exciting recent research has been focused on the positive effect of music listening and specifically musical training on the biological circuitry of the auditory brain. The premise of this concept is based on the overlap in areas of the brain responsible for processing music and speech. Auditory processing of musical

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