Hearing and Cognition

Many of us take hearing for granted, but humans are unique in the way we interpret noises from our environment: we are able to utilize cognitive processes (knowledge, memory and intelligence) with the sensory input we receive. This allows us to communicate, learn and share thoughts and ideas. When treating hearing loss, audiologists’ understanding of […]

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Eat Well for Healthy Hearing

You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” While that may not be entirely true, the foods you consume can have a positive effect on your hearing. Studies indicate foods rich in certain nutrients can help boost your hearing. In some cases, they may even help prevent or delay hearing loss. Omega-3 fatty […]

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Deaf comedian D.J. Demers shares his experiences with hearing loss

The lights dimmed. Comedian D.J. Demers stood on stage with a microphone. A chair was next to him, but he never sat on it. It was an ordinary comedy show, except for one part. Demers, along with a few audience members, wore hearing aids. As part of his “Here to Hear” tour, Demers is visiting […]

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Raising awareness with World Health Day!

Co-Chairs of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus, Congressmen David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) and Mike Thompson (CA-5), introduced H.R. 740, recognizing March 3rd as World Hearing Day 2018. The theme for World Hearing Day 2018 is hearing and the future, which focuses on hearing loss prevention awareness and promoting access to rehabilitation services and communication […]

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