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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

You’ve probably been on one or the other side of this conversation before. It starts out easily with some basic back-and-forth pleasantries, but before you know it something is missing. You felt like you understood one another in the beginning, but at some point it became clear that the signals were crossed. Maybe one of you answered a question with …

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Musicians & Hearing Loss

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Many occupations have a risk of hearing loss, and our minds go immediately to industrial and manufacturing jobs with very loud machinery that can damage hearing through exposure day in and day out. Other occupations, such as those in the military or working with aircraft require expert hearing protection to avoid hearing loss over a lifetime of work. However, noise …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

In Uncategorized by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Do you find that you have to ask the people in your life to repeat themselves more than normal? Are you struggling to keep up and to contribute with conversation? There is a good chance you are dealing with the onset of hearing loss. Hearing loss can be exhausting. As you struggle to fill in blanks in what people are …