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Hearing Loss

Generous Listening

May 1, 2018 7:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My absolute favorite interviewer is Krista Tippett, the Peabody Award-winning host of the radio program On Being, and the New York Times best-selling author of Becoming Wise. I love to listen to her interviews, which delve into the mysteries of human existance, because she listens so openly and respectfully. Ms. Tippett says that listening is an everyday social art, but it is one we have neglected and need to learn anew. Listening is not being quiet and biding our time till it is our turn to speak. Nor is it a ping pong game of getting our shot in. To... View Article

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

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

Signs of Hearing Loss and Ways to Prevent It

January 17, 2018 5:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to managing a condition like hearing loss, it’s important to avoid tiptoeing around a crucial fact: in many cases, the dangers that cause it are permanent. Yes, there are ways to alleviate and overcome the issue through hearing aids and certain surgical procedures, but the natural functions of the ear, if damaged too greatly, will most likely never regain their original functionality. The audiologists at any McGuire’s Hearing Center location throughout Long Island, the Bronx, Westchester, and beyond, provide the expertise you need when seeking treatment and assistive technology, but learning more about your ears can also... View Article

McGuire’s Hearing Center Merger

January 3, 2018 5:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The McGuire family of audiological centers has been a New York institution for quite some time now. Since we were established in 1970, our practice has seen nothing but steady growth across the Long Island, the Bronx, and Westchester, and now, with the opening of our newest wing within the Union Community Health Center in the northwestern Bronx, our company has come to span ten different locations across a greater region of Central New York and Long Island.. With every new hearing center comes not only new opportunities for growth and new people to assist, but also new challenges. Running... View Article

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