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Hearing Products: PSAPs? What Are Those? By Monique Hammond

We do love to talk in acronyms. Actually, PSAPs have been around for a while under some form or another. PSAP stands for “Personal Sound Amplification Products.” Such instruments are often also referred to as “assistive listening devices.” These are usually portable units that can be hung around the neck […]

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Advanced Hearing Protection for Military and other Noisy Professions By Monique Hammond

The dilemma with ear protection has always been that as ears are covered or plugged we often hear less in situations where we need to hear more and better. This is particularly true for our military personnel who return in large numbers from war zones, ear- and hearing-damaged. (see my […]

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HLAA Twin Cities: Meetings on Hearing Loss Resuming By Monique Hammond

Hear ye! Hear ye! On 15 September, the Twin Cities’ Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA TC) will resume its monthly meetings for people with hearing loss. We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month, September through May, at the Courage Center in Golden Valley. Social time […]

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School Bands and Hearing Safety By Monique Hammond

Long before I got introduced to the world of hearing loss, my daughter’s music teacher joked that he always gets plenty of volunteers for playing the drums in the school band. He commented that it seems easy enough to do. Besides, drums are rhythm keepers and kids love rhythm.   […]

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