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Be Intentional to Create Healthy Hearing Habits

In Hearing Health, Noise, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Very, very rarely hearing loss is the spontaneous outcome of a tragic accident. But the vast majority of those who live with hearing loss do so thanks to prolonged exposure to dangerously loud volumes without taking appropriate precautions.  This could happen thanks to how you make your living. Some industries like mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and nightlife are notoriously risky. Or …

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Exercise to Reduce the Risk of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

The foundations of a healthy lifestyle are no great secret. Multi-zillion dollar industries promote all varieties of shortcuts and hacks, but everyone knows that, in the end, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and proper rest are the undeniable cornerstones of health. Someone might prefer an unhealthy option for one reason or another and then form unhealthy habits. But it is …

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Your Options for Hearing Aid Features

In Hearing Aids, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Imagine This For a conceptual model of exactly how common hearing loss actually is, picture an average size wedding party. The average size of a wedding party is 100 people. Now how many of these people do you suspect suffer from some detectable degree of hearing loss?  Would you guess it is one person at the wedding? Maybe you suspect …

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How to Recognize The Signs When a Loved One is Experiencing Hearing Loss

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing Loss is So Much More Common Than Most People Assume There are many reasons that explain why hearing loss is much more common than most people are likely to assume. It is indeed rare to be born with congenital hearing loss. In the United States this happens in less than three out of every 1,000 births. So this gives …

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Why It’s Difficult to Hear in Noisy Restaurants

In Hearing Loss, Informative, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

All too often the best restaurants are the most popular and that means noise! It’s the ambient music, the multiple conversations from diners and waiters, the clanging of dishes and pots simmering in the kitchen. The last time you went out to eat in a noisy restaurant, did you have trouble hearing? It’s common for anyone, but for those with …

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Helpful Tips for Managing Tinnitus

In Tinnitus, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing sound that only you can hear. This sound may come and go, or it may be with you all the time. You’re the only one who can hear this sound, but you’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggle with tinnitus daily. Here are a few tips for managing tinnitus. What is Tinnitus? Do you …

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How to Become an Audiologist

In Hearing Health, Tips & Tricks by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

We all have dreams of what we will do for work. Most of us are looking for something stable that has a lot of demand and won’t go out of style. If you are looking for a stable career, look no further than audiology!   It is estimated that 466 million people suffer worldwide from hearing issues and the World Health …