11
JAN
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hearing loss isn't always easy to recognize. People become conditioned to diminishing sounds and silence is less abrasive then noise, so its presence goes unnoticed. The top warning signs of hearing loss might surprise you, as might the number one cause of hearing loss.

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09
JAN
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2012

For years I have watched my neighbor drive around on his piercingly loud, somewhat antiquated, lawnmower wearing huge, bright yellow protective headphones. I usually have to shut all my windows and doors while he is doing this to block out the explosively loud clamor. I’ve often wondered how he could stand the noise, even with the protective headphones, and hoped that he hadn’t forgotten that childhood admonition, “Too loud, too long, too close.” This oh-so-catchy adage needs to be repeated to ourselves and others, and not just for fun alliteration, but to help create awareness around the only preventable type of hearing loss-- noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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06
JAN
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2012

Often times we think of courage as going into battle and risking your life, but there are many shades of courage and overcoming your own fears in order to be of service and benefit to others is certainly one of them. Martin Rogoff was courageous when he faced his hearing loss, got hearing aids, and took on some of the toughest critics the world has to offer—teenagers.

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