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America was founded on small business. Let’s not let them fade away. Let’s keep our small local businesses strong and support them.   As big box stores come in to our area it is becoming harder for survival, so it is up to the informed consumer to keep America strong. Eartech Audiology is one of those local businesses. It has been

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By Charlotte Shupert, PhD, with contributions by Fay Horak, PhD, PT Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon One of the leading health concerns for people over the age of 60 is falling, which is often related to balance problems. Each year, between 20 and 40 percent of adults over 65 who live at home fall. The consequences of falls

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Every day, we experience sound in our environment, such as the sounds from television and radio, household appliances, and traffic. Normally, we hear these sounds at safe levels that do not affect our hearing. However, when we are exposed to harmful noise—sounds that are too loud or loud sounds that last a long time—sensitive structures in our inner ear can

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Report of the Task Force on Hearing Impairment in Aged People Background One of the demographic imperatives affecting the United States' present and future course is the aging of Americans. The number of persons aged 65 years and older is growing more rapidly than the rest of the U.S. population. The expansion of the nation's aged population has considerable implication

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Despite years of graphic anti-smoking campaigns and public smoking bans, people continue to light up - especially at home, where more than half of American children and teenagers are exposed to secondhand smoke. Scientists believe that passive smoke either causes or exacerbates lung cancer, asthma, learning disabilities, heart disease and other conditions and now a new study now finds that

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Sweep and tap your way to better hearing. Introducing the first hearing aid with touch control. With new Sweep Technology from Starkey, you’ll never have to struggle with small hearing aid controls again. An innovative touch surface allows you to make adjustments with a simple sweep of your finger. The result? Simplicity, control and a hearing aid that delivers the

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Misdiagnosed at age 11, now just 12, a young Atlanta boy is a voice for those suffering from balance and dizziness disorders and advocating for finding the right help. When Michael began to walk only on the edges of his feet after suffering from asthma, a cold, and then pneumonia in November 2011, his pediatrician sent him to an ear,

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July 18, 2013 - Ending a 30-year search by scientists, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have identified two proteins in the inner ear that are critical for hearing, which, when damaged by genetic mutations, cause a form of delayed, progressive hearing loss. Findings were published online July 18 by the journal Neuron . The mutations, affecting genes known as TMC1

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