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Remembering Our Veterans

By CaptionCall | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  On this Memorial Day, we pause to remember and say thank you to our armed service men and women who sacrificed so much while protecting our freedom!   CaptionCall is committed to our veterans and is a proud supporter of the Honor Flight Program.  This program is conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many veterans as…

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Hearing Aids And Quality Of Life

By CaptionCall | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  WebMD recently conducted a survey to find out if hearing aids really helped a person’s quality of life, and the results were pretty conclusive. Hearing aids definitely make a difference!   The study was commissioned by Starkey and the results can be found on their blog: http://www.starkey.com/blog/2017/05/WebMD-confirms-benefits-of-hearing-aids   Survey results show that Hearing aid…

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Dancing At Any Age!

By CaptionCall | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  Do you feel like you are getting too old for dancing? The WNBA’s New York Liberty’s dance team, The Timeless torches, defy that thinking. This dance team has a minimum age requirement of 40 years old, but many of their members are over 60.   You can see the dance team in action here:…

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Learning From A Fly With Incredible Hearing

By CaptionCall | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  We were surprised to learn that some researchers are looking at flies (the insect) to help develop better hearing aids. According to a study from the University of Toronto, a fly known as Ormia ochracea has an amazing sense of directional hearing.   “These flies have highly specialized ears that provide the most acute…

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How Loud Is Too Loud?

By CaptionCall | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  It’s tough, in the heat of the moment, to determine if a sound really is loud enough to harm your hearing. The safe approach is to always have hearing protection on hand just in case you need it.   The Better Hearing Institute has a great noise “thermometer” to help you gage if something…

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Sleepless Nights and Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  Do you have clients with poor sleep habits or who struggle with insomnia?  The mind plays an important role when it comes to hearing.  Not getting enough sleep causes mental exhaustion which, in turn, results in the minds inability to focus on sound properly.   Mental exhaustion isn’t the only problem though. Lack of…

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
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    Has your hearing had a sudden change in the last day or so? You may have sudden sensorineural hearing loss. What does that mean and what do you need to do? First and foremost, you need to treat this as a medical emergency and get in with your ENT or audiologist immediately. ‘Everydayhearing.com’…

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Many Americans Regularly Exposed to Loud Sounds

By CaptionCall | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  Are you exposed to regular loud noises?  According to a recent study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, you probably are.  Their research shows that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud noises between home and work. What was concerning was that they also found that 38 percent of people who were regularly exposed to…

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It’s Better Hearing And Speech Month!

By CaptionCall | May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  It’s May and that means it’s Better Hearing and Speech month! What are you doing for your friends and clients to help spread the message of healthy hearing. Don’t forget to check out asha.org for materials and resources for promoting Better Hearing and Speech month wherever you work. You can find the resources here:…

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My Hearing Loss And Motivation To Become A Pediatric Audiologist

By CaptionCall | Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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  Growing up with hearing loss was a mixture of positive and negative experiences that ultimately motivated me to pursue a career in pediatric audiology. While my hearing loss challenges me daily, it also has served as a source of motivation, pride, and knowledge which has helped me throughout my studies as an Au.D. student….

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