Three Ways Food Allergies Are Like Hearing Loss

By Kevin Liebe, AuD When my two year old daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy last summer, it came as quite a surprise. Considering that our family is very careful about what we eat and what we feed our children (and no family history of food allergies), we were left wondering how and why this could…

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Many Claims, Little Proof: Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Nutritional Supplements

By Maurice H. Miller, Ph.D. The creators of various nutritional supplements often make claims of being able to treat and cure hearing loss and tinnitus with antioxidants. They suggest that their treatment modalities will result in eliminating the need for hearing aids. Those of us who have been around for some time can attest to…

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Improving Access to Quality Hearing Health Care for Seniors

By Melissa Sinden The American Academy of Audiology (the “Academy”) is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The Academy has in place a team of experts who constantly review contemporary healthcare delivery models, analyze the climate for change, and make recommendations to the Academy’s elected board of directors for opportunities to…

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The Spiritual Self: Unsung Victim of Hearing Loss

By Kevin Liebe, Au.D. We rarely discuss the spiritual impact when talking about the many negative consequences of hearing loss. Maybe it’s because discussing religion can be something of a taboo in our culture. Many of us cling to the old wisdom that you should, “never discuss politics or religion in polite company.” Today, however,…

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