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Hearing Loss in Cancer Survivors

Hearing Loss in Cancer Survivors

When it comes to hearing loss in cancer survivors, It just doesn’t seem fair, does it? After being diagnosed with cancer and going through all the treatments to beat it, you are now left with hearing loss. Certain cancer treatments are known to cause hearing loss....
Hidden Hearing Loss – Not Measured by Common Test

Hidden Hearing Loss – Not Measured by Common Test

Hidden hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that cannot be measured by the most common hearing test. For someone with this type of loss, their tests show no hearing loss. The cochlea is filled with tiny hair cells. These tiny hair cells are connected to tiny nerve...
Heart Health and Hearing Loss

Heart Health and Hearing Loss

How does heart health affect hearing loss? Did you know that a hearing test may help predict cardiovascular disease? The inner ear, especially the outer wall of the cochlea, is dependent upon good blood flow and a good supply of oxygen to work properly. The cochlea is...
Untreated Hearing Loss and Increased Risk of Falls

Untreated Hearing Loss and Increased Risk of Falls

As we age, we become more concerned about falling, and rightly so. Research links untreated hearing loss to an increased risk of falls! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1 in 4 older adults experience falls each years.  These falls can...
Can I Protect My Hearing? | Helpful Tips

Can I Protect My Hearing? | Helpful Tips

Can I Protect My Hearing? There are many things that can contribute to loss of hearing including the normal aging process, heredity, certain medical conditions and noise exposure.  While some things are out of your control, e.g. your genetics and the normal aging...
Choose Your Audiologist – It’s Your Right!

Choose Your Audiologist – It’s Your Right!

The Right to Choose Your Audiologist Belongs to You! As the face of healthcare changes in Blair County, some patients are unsure if they can continue to see us for audiology services.  In some cases, patients have been told they must go to a specific provider that has...

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