Depression and Hearing Loss: Improve both

From the previous post of my blog focusing on relationships, many can relate to how difficult it is to keep a positive relationship going when one or both sides are dealing with depression.  Last year, it was estimated that 9.5% of the American adult population had a depressive disorder.  Some studies show  that 13 to 27…

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The Link with Second-hand Smoke and Hearing Loss

The list is growing on the ill effects of second-hand smoke.  A report released in 2011 connects secondhand smoke and hearing loss in teenagers.  The link was found when data from 1533 US participants, aged 12 to 19, revealed a higher level of a nicotine compound in the blood of those with hearing loss in…

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Professional Reports – Obligation or Opportunity?

Many of us in private practice receive referrals from the medical community.  Some of us don’t, but sure wish we did.  When we do receive a direct referral, we all know that professional protocol dictates that we refer the patient back with a full report of our findings and recommendations or, at the very least,…

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