Hearing At Home

By CaptionCall | May 25, 2016 | 11 Comments

  You would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t recognize the importance of being able to communicate when it comes to interpersonal relationships – especially within the home.  Hearing or understanding what is being said is the key to healthy family communications.  When that is compromised, it can have a negative impact on…

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Don’t Forget the Earplugs

By CaptionCall | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

  We have talked before about the danger of loud noises.  Most people recognize that noise induced hearing loss is a real issue.  And most realize that the best defense against it is to wear earplugs.   Yet for some reason, when we go to noisy sporting events, concerts, air shows, or when we mow the…

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A Classical Surprise in Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

If you were to imagine the kind of musician most susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss, you would probably think of someone in a rock and roll or heavy metal band.  What if I told you it may actually be classical musicians?   Ross Tonini, AuD, an expert from the Baylor College of Medicine said: “Generally, it’s…

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Celebrities With Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

  Hearing loss is known for making people feel lonely, leading to isolation. However, it can be very comforting to know that you’re not alone.  Stories and experiences from others who are dealing with the same problems can be encouraging. Everyday Hearing, has put together a fun list of 11 celebrities that also had or…

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Hearing Loss and Type 2 Diabetes

By CaptionCall | May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Does hearing loss make it difficult to discuss diabetes with your healthcare professional?  According to a recent study by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, there is possible linkage between hearing health and diabetes. “There is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should include hearing testing in managing type 2…

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Dad, Please Get Your Hearing Checked

By CaptionCall | May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

  In 1989 my father joined the United States Navy. Twenty-six years later he is still on active duty. He told me that even when he was a child all he wanted to do was be in the military. He has achieved the highest enlisted rank a member of the Navy can reach – Master…

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

By CaptionCall | May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Spring isn’t the only thing to get excited about this month.  May is ‘Better Hearing and Speech Month’!  According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, this month is about raising awareness of communication disorders.  You can find lots of material about Better Hearing & Speech Month here: For some fun games and activity ideas…

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Five Jobs That Cause Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  According to, excessive noise exposure is the most common cause of hearing loss. recently released an article discussing the top five occupations that can be harmful to your hearing. The occupations they mention are: 1.       Manufacturing 2.       Construction/Carpentry/Mining 3.       Entertainment/Nightlife 4.       Military 5.       Agriculture/Farming Interestingly, not all of these professions involve long-term…

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Positive Thinking and Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | May 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

What if positive thinking could help you age slower and live longer?  Maybe it could boost your immune system or lower cholesterol?   We found a great article on the Health Page at that presents a strong case for the benefits of positive thinking and optimism.  To read the article, visit What about positive…

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Improve Your Hearing

By CaptionCall | Apr 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Even with all the modern advancements in health science, hearing loss continues to be a challenge for a majority of aging adults. It is understood that once the tiny ‘hair-like’ fibers in the inner ear, called Cilia, are damaged they cannot be restored. There are, however, some forms of hearing loss that, with proper…

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