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HEARING PROTECTION WHILE HUNTING: NOT AN OXYMORON!

By Courtney Parmley, Au.D., CCC-A and Joanna Capobianco, Au.D., CCC-A, Central Illinois Hearing & Balance Center Autumn is here, which means falling leaves and dropping temperatures. There are those who welcome this change of season with open arms and then there are others who simply view it as a “precursor” for what’s to follow — […]

AUDIOLOGISTS AND ENT PHYSICIAN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

By Courtney Parmley, Au.D., CCC-A and Joanna Capobianco, Au.D., CCC-A, Central Illinois Hearing & Balance Center Approximately 20 percent of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss also ranks as the third most common chronic physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease. If you are someone who has been having hearing or ear […]

IT’S SYNC OR STREAM!

By Courtney Parmley, Au.D., CCC-A and Joanna Capobianco, Au.D., CCC-A, Central Illinois Hearing & Balance Center Wireless hearing aid technology has continued to improve over the years. A huge benefit of wireless hearing aids is that individuals with hearing loss can “stream” from any audio source, such as phones, iPads, computers, television, or radio, directly […]

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MARBLES? A LESSON ON POSITIONAL VERTIGO

By Courtney Parmley, Au.D., CCCA and Joanna Capobianco, Au.D., CCCA, Audiologists at the Central Illinois Hearing & Balance Center Dizziness is something that most of us have experienced at one time or another, whether caused by fatigue, lack of hydration, blood pressure levels, medicinal side effects, or just by having one too many adult beverages. […]

When You Hear, But Don’t Understand

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a condition that makes it difficult to recognize subtle differences between sounds in words. This condition is more common in children, especially boys, but is also present in adults as well. Individuals with an auditory processing disorder typically have normal hearing but struggle to process and make sense of sounds, […]

The Hearing Bone’s Connected to the What?

Once upon a time, before people knew any better, they thought that hearing loss was simply a part of growing older — something not worth doing much about. They were wrong. Turns out, hearing loss isn’t fussy about age. More than half of us with hearing loss are still in the workforce. Hearing loss is […]

Celebrating the Sounds of Your Life!

May is Better Hearing Month, so what better way to celebrate than to highlight the importance of hearing and ensure you are fully enjoying the sounds of life! Hearing loss isn’t just an ear issue; it’s a quality of life and health issue. Did you know that approximately 36 million Americans have hearing loss, and […]