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HAVE YOU HEARD?

Health concerns are in the news every time I turn on the television. With the increase in flu cases, Covid, RSV and even the common cold, we need to listen to our bodies and be mindful to seek the help of the correct professional for the problem. It is hard to believe that next year I will be celebrating my …

Man ear check up

Do your ears produce too much wax?

Earwax is often overlooked. It is a natural and necessary component for ear health. Its production, while essential for protecting your ears, can sometimes cause discomfort or raise concerns.  From childhood through adulthood, the buildup of this waxy substance is a common occurrence. But why does your body insist on generating this peculiar substance in our ears? Understanding the reasons …

HAVE YOU HEARD?

I am so excited to share with you what I learned at the Academy of Doctors of Audiology conference held a few weeks ago in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Professor of Otolaryngology presented the finding of the ACHIEVE (Aging and Cognitive Health …

HAVE YOU HEARD?

I know I mentioned this to you before, but I must say it again… Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA) has stopped providing audiology services in their Salisbury location.  Additionally, they are no longer in network with United HealthCare’s Medicare Advantage plan.  So, if you have received hearing healthcare services or have been fitted with hearing devices at …

How Hearing Acuity Impacts Falls and Mobility

I know I mentioned this to you last month, but it is worth saying again. We recently learned that Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA) stopped providing audiology services in their Salisbury location.  We also heard last week that they are no longer in network with United Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage plan.  So, if you have received hearing healthcare …

five signs of hearing loss

What are the five signs of hearing loss?

What are the five signs of hearing loss and when should you see an audiologist? Hearing loss can occur when any component of the ear is not functioning normally. Any issues with the hearing (acoustic) nerve, middle ear, inner ear, outer ear, and auditory system may trigger hearing loss.  The nerve cells or tiny hairs in the cochlea that transmit …

HAVE YOU HEARD?

We recently learned that Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA) stopped providing audiology services in their Salisbury location.  So, if you have received hearing healthcare services or have been fitted with hearing devices, we are honored to take over your care, so you don’t have to drive down to their Concord office.  Since CEENTA is a medical facility, …

functional hearing

Have You Heard?

We have a new group photo since Dr. Sadie Mussler joined us last month. We are thrilled to have her with us as she is a great addition to our team. She has already embraced our Functional Hearing Assessment and finds the value of that testing. Historically, hearing healthcare professionals have only evaluated the peripheral auditory system by using the …

Dr. Sadie Mussler

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Hard to believe half of the year is over.  Time to celebrate the birth of our nation.  One of my favorite 4th of July activities is watching fireworks while floating on the waters of High Rock Lake. If you are going to celebrate with a loud bang, be sure to remember your ears.  You can damage your auditory system with …

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Oh my gosh, what an amazing May and it couldn’t be more appropriate since May was Better Hearing Month. So, to catch you up, last month I shared the story about Yvonne who lives in Rwanda and is in need of a new hearing aid. Krista Wooly, who is the executive director for the Community Care Clinic of Rowan, contacted …