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Looking down the road…. a glimpse at some amazing research.

April 11, 2018 7:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When Ludvig van Beethoven realized that his hearing was fading, he felt that his joy was fading as well. We don’t know what caused his hearing loss, nor was there technology at the time that could help him. Two centuries later, however, researchers are working with a strain of mouse called…yes, Beethoven, to use gene editing to prevent inherited deafness in mice by disabling a mutant version of the gene that causes a certain kind of hearing loss. Scientists hope that someday it could help doctors do the same thing for people. This is the latest development in the rapidly... View Article

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Listening Challenges

April 11, 2018 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For the past few months there has been an exhibit at the Rubin Museum in New York called The World is Sound. The Rubin is a museum that brings together art and science, and allows us to see things in multi-faceted and often new ways. In this exhibit visitors were invited to slow down and consider their bodily engagement with sound, space, and personal perceptions. As part of the exhibit a series of listening challenges were presented. They were not directed at people with hearing problems in particular. In our world of quick give and take I believe we can... View Article

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7 Serious Benefits to Wearing Hearing Aids

February 19, 2018 8:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you noticed that you’re missing important parts of conversations or hearing words incorrectly? Does your family tell you that the television is always too loud? You probably know that you could have hearing loss, but feel embarrassed. You might even get angry when friends and family tell you they think you should have your hearing checked. That’s because many people associate hearing loss with getting older and the elderly. In fact, 65% of people who have some sort of hearing loss are actually younger than 65 and back in 2011, a study by John Hopkins Medicine reported that as... View Article

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Are Personal Sound Amplifiers As Effective As Hearing Aids?

February 14, 2018 7:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Here at McGuire’s Hearing Centers, we’re passionate about educating you about how important ensuring the health of your hearing is, including both the impact untreated hearing loss has on your overall health, particularly your cognitive health and quality of life, as well as the amazing advances in hearing technology. In our newest video, owner and board-certified hearing instrument specialist, David Carr, explains why treating your hearing loss is so important and how he uses the best technology available for each patient, as well as the differences between advanced hearing technology and personal sound amplifiers. The importance of treating your hearing... View Article

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What Are My Treatment Options If I Have a Hearing Loss

January 19, 2018 8:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you or someone you love like a child or aging parent has a possible hearing loss, it can seem overwhelming and scary. Furthermore, if you suspect you might be losing your hearing you might try to deny it due to feeling embarrassed or feeling worried that your treatment choices will be too expensive, or worse that you won’t be able to improve your hearing. But you don’t need to feel hopeless. For every type of hearing loss, there are treatment options available, no matter how severe your loss of hearing function might be. Instead, take a few minutes to... View Article