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Keep Turning the Phone up?

Mobile and landline phones are equipped with a volume control setting, so you might not have trouble hearing your friend, co-worker or client because you’ve amped the telephone to the max. Check the volume setting, and if you find yourself inching the volume up louder and louder, you may have hear...

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Drinking and Hearing Loss

Not only can alcohol use disorder lead to the development of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, it can also put you at risk for developing hearing loss. Here’s how… Excessive drinking damages the auditory cortex in the brain, affecting the way your brain pro...

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MRI Machines are LOUD!

Doctors order more than 35 million MRIs in the US every year, and most people consider it a pretty routine test. However, the sound in MRI machines can reach decibel levels beyond that recommended by OSHA when it comes to workplace safety.  If your doctor orders an MRI for you, discuss why the test...

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It’s Your Life – Make it Great

Little Rock Audiology understands the inner workings of the ear, the complexities of hearing loss and is trained in the many hearing aid solutions. Getting the right hearing aid for your level of hearing loss and lifestyle can absolutely change your life for the better. Work with our hearing aid spe...

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Make Sure your Ears are Protected!

Public transportation can be noisy, and sitting on a subway for half an hour to and from work could add up over time and hurt your ears.  Just so you know, it’s not only subways!  The siren of an emergency vehicle passing you on the street could be loud enough to do some damage. Covering [&h...

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Is Your Dog Deaf?

What are the symptoms of deafness in dogs? A dog with significant hearing loss may: Show a change in obedience or attentiveness Appear unresponsive to everyday sounds, such as the doorbell or vacuum Appear unresponsive to his/her name Fail to respond to familiar verbal commands Be difficult to rouse...

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Facts About Hearing Loss

– Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss.   – More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65.   – Untreated hearing loss can affect your ability to understand speech. – It can negatively impact your social and emotional well-bein...

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Is Hearing Loss Normal For My Age?

As we reach our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or older, many of us start noticing that it is more difficult to communicate in noisy restaurants, our young children or grandchildren are impossible to understand, or we may find ourselves leaning in to hear or asking for repetition a f...

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Hearing Loss & Depression

Those who suffer from hearing loss are less likely to participate in social activities, leading to withdrawal and isolation. In turn, these changes in social activity can lead to serious negative emotional consequences, including depression and its related symptoms: anxiety, anger, frustration, para...

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Do I have Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss often creeps up on us so gradually, that we tend to start accommodating for it without realizing it.  The volume on the tv or radio starts increasing, you find yourself leaning in to hear speech-in-noise, and you may even catch yourself cupping your hand behind your ear or saying, ...