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Teenager Takes Hearing Loss in Stride

Posted by | Posted in Hearing Center, Testimonial | Posted on 10-05-2016

Aimee-Brunk-Hearing-CenterAimee Brunk remembers receiving her first set of hearing aids at four years old.

“It was a little overwhelming,” said the now 16-year-old AC Central High School sophomore. “Before, I couldn’t hear birds or even air conditioning. All of the sudden, I could hear cars rushing by and everything else.”

Aimee had been a frustrated toddler, throwing fits and not listening or speaking clearly. Her mom, Billie, knew there was something more than the “terrible twos” going on. After visiting a speech therapist and their primary care physician, she took Aimee for testing at the Hearing Center at Memorial Medical Center.

“They were so good with her,” Billie said about the audiologists at the Hearing Center. “They played games and put her at ease. I could tell they were used to working with kids.” Read the rest of this entry »

3 Surprising Things That Can Damage Your Hearing

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Hearing Center | Posted on 07-05-2014

woman with hand to earIt doesn’t have to be a rock concert or a jet engine to hurt your ears and potentially (and irreversibly) damage your hearing. Though you likely don’t realize it, the following  everyday activities can hinder your ability to hear well.

1. Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs.

The shape and design cotton swabs, such as a Q-tips, suggest their whole reason for being is to clean the human ear. But did you know  that cotton swabs can cause permanent damage to the ear that may result in hearing loss and balance problems? Read the rest of this entry »