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Hearing as a Diagnostic Tool: Can You Hear My Blood Pressure Now?

What? My blood pressure was not audible? Certainly, there are always “firsts” in life, but the young assistant at the doctor’s office had me perplexed. Blood pressure is another little issue that I am working on, and throughout the years it has always been quite detectable. Could I claim success […]

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Still Waiting for that Elusive Tinnitus-taming drug.

According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), tinnitus,  the infamous ringing, buzzing or hissing in the ears, affects some fifty million Americans. Everybody “hears” a different sound. Michelangelo complained about the crickets in his head that drove him to distraction. The issue is that the ear-noise signals are actually generated […]

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Excessive “Restroom” Noise

How I despise those super loud hand dryers ─ the ones that blast the polish right off one’s nails! Although they seem to be everywhere, I never use them; my hearing is damaged enough already. I carry an ample supply of Kleenex instead. The ruckus can become especially ear-numbing if […]

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May is Better Hearing and Speech month

Every year since 1927, the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to promote public awareness regarding hearing and speech disorders. We are encouraged to park our denials and follow up on suspicions regarding a possible hearing loss and/or a speech difficulty. Maybe we can help […]

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