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2014-05-05 23:11:33

Proper diagnosis and treatment for hearing loss can improve nearly every aspect of a person's life, including job performance and interpersonal relationships. Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just your hearing, reports AuDNet, Inc., America’s Audiology Network, which is raising awareness of the link between hearing loss and other important health issues. AuDNet’s outreach comes in recognition of Better Hearing &...

2014-05-02 08:25:56

TORONTO, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - High school and elementary students across Canada are being encouraged to "dress loud" on Friday, May 2 to raise awareness for hearing loss during Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. Advocacy group VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children is encouraging students to get out their loudest, wildest, wackiest clothing on Dress Loud Day and to donate a toonie (or more) to VOICE and the cause of hearing loss awareness. Businesses are encouraged to Dress Loud at...

2014-05-01 23:09:26

May is Better Hearing Month, and The Center for Audiology is offering tips on protecting hearing loss. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 This May, in honor of Better Hearing Month, Dr. Sara Nagel and the staff of audiologists at The Center for Audiology are encouraging Houstonians to protect their hearing. Thirty-six million Americans have hearing loss, and one in three of them developed their hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise. The Center for Audiology says people can avoid...

2014-05-01 12:32:47

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - 2014 marks the 50(th) year that VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children (VOICE) has been supporting Canadian families of children with hearing loss so they might learn to hear listen and speak. Started as a small parent advocacy group in Toronto, VOICE has grown into a national organization advocating for thousands of children with hearing loss. VOICE provides families with parent support, public education programs, advocacy for the rights of children...

2014-04-30 23:18:49

Residents in the Delaney Avenue area of Orlando FL considering their first hearing evaluation can now access information provided to inform patients on what they can expect during their first visit. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Hearing loss of some degree is reported by approximately 20% of adults in the United States. But it should come as no surprise that hearing loss is often associated with age since one out of three people that are at least 65 years of age suffers from a...

2014-04-30 23:18:46

Preliminary hearing evaluations for Lancaster PA residents concerned about their hearing health can now be accessed online at no charge on the Hearing Aid Associates website. Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Aging is often the associated cause of hearing loss, but loss of hearing is generally a combination of things including the build up of earwax, exposure to loud noises, and the natural process of aging. People that suffer from hearing loss often find that it is a gradual process...

2014-04-30 23:14:13

Healthpointe medical clinics are proud to offer the services of audiologist Henry D. Schmitz, Ph.D. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Healthpointe is excited to introduce their audiology services, now offered by Dr. Henry D. Schmitz, in Anaheim. Auditory services at Healthpointe include hearing tests/evaluations, and diagnosing/treating hearing loss, balance or speech problems, and other hearing disorders such as tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. With over twenty years of experience in...

2014-04-29 08:37:05

INNSBRUCK, Austria, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Patent Office honors most important innovations of recent years - Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency (http://www.epa.eu) and http://www.presseportal.de/pm/62623 - Today, the European Patent Office (EPO) officially announced the nominees for this year's European Inventor Award. Among the three nominees of the category lifetime achievement are Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr....

2014-04-25 08:28:08

Dr. Jennifer Gryska AuD is offering lower-cost, high-tech alternatives to hearing aids. LEXANA, Kan., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing loss affects 20 percent of Americans, yet their options are extremely limited. Dr. Jennifer Gryska, an audiologist in Lenexa, Kan., wants to change that. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140425/78392Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140425/78393 "I have found a tremendous need for consumers to have more options," said...

2014-04-24 23:12:50

With rates of tinnitus on the rise, finding effective treatment options to manage the condition is essential. The experts at Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic share their expanded tinnitus therapy options available in Wenatchee, WA. Wenatchee, WA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Ringing in the ears is a hearing condition which impacts approximately 50 million Americans between 60 and 75 years of age. More prevalent in men as compared to women, the main characteristic of ringing in the ears is...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'