THE BLOG

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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Endoscopy of the Inner Ear? Cool! By Monique Hammond

When I suffered a sudden hearing loss, I was told that my inner ear had taken a hit. I naturally wondered what had happened, but […]

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Tele-Audiology by Monique Hammond

By now we have all gotten used to the fact that we can have a doctor’s consult via computer; an EKG by phone etc. That […]

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Beyond Hearing Aids: Aural Rehabilitation By Monique Hammond

Looking back on my numerous specialist encounters while seeking hearing help there is a lot of information that was never shared with me, such as […]

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Holiday Parties: A Season to be Cautiously Jolly? By Monique Hammond

I always loved a good party and the upcoming Holiday bashes promise once again to turn into the Parties of the Year. However, these get-togethers […]

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