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In the Interest of Quality of Life: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month By Monique Hammond

“One in Five Americans Has Hearing Loss.” With this headline Johns Hopkins researchers gained the media’s attention in November 2011. They found that 1 in […]

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Boston: And Now for the Invisible Injuries – Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, PTSD… By Monique Hammond

News coming out of Boston has dominated the airwaves for some time. Stories both heroic and horrific have moved us in many different ways. Doctors […]

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Hearing Loss is a Chronic Condition. Learn about it! By Monique Hammond

Hearing used to be my keenest sense. My father kidded me that I heard the grass grow. When I asked for a dog for safety […]

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Hearing Loss as a Social Issue. Let’s Talk About it! By Monique Hammond

At a presentation I misspoke and called hearing loss a “social disease” instead of a social issue. This got a big laugh and we were […]

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Listening Effort: When Hearing Becomes a Tiring Chore by Monique Hammond

About a month after I suffered a sudden left-sided deafness accompanied by a hefty vertigo attack I felt ready to head back to work. I […]

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Emotions! The Often Neglected Part of the Story of Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

Dealing with the physical fallout of my sudden hearing loss was distressful to be sure, but it turned out not to be the major challenge […]

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More Bone Conduction News: The BCI by Monique Hammond

A Bone-Conduction Implant! Wow! Technology truly never takes a holiday.   But first a short recap: Sound that reaches our inner ears gets there in […]

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Speak Up! Telling Right from Left is a Continuing Challenge in Health Care By Monique Hammond

Operating on the wrong body part is sadly an error that does not occur infrequently. The issue often has to do with the fact that […]

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We All Hear Better Now? Good News and Sad News by Monique Hammond

When comparing hearing test results collected between 1959 and 1962 with those collected from 1999 to 2006, it was found that the incidence of hearing […]

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Hearing as a Diagnostic Tool by Monique Hammond

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. […]

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