Did you know that the study of the hearing started as early as 4th century BC? Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician, was said to have been the first person to try to understand hearing loss. He was the first in written history to use clinical research to try to understand hearing loss. He hypothesized that hearing loss came from injury to the skull. He also believed the wind and changes in the weather could be a factor.
In the month of October, we are celebrating National Audiology Month drawing awareness to the study of hearing, balance, and associated disorders. Roughly 13,000 audiologists in the United States work every day to diagnosis, treat, and educate to aid in the prevention of hearing loss. But where did everything start? Let’s go back in time to see who was the first to study hearing loss and how the scope of audiology has evolved into the profession it is today!
We are so happy that another paper was just published in the American Journal of Audiology on the “Assessment of Hearing Health Care Needs in Rural West Central and South Alabama” by Marcia Hay-McCutcheon, Emma Brothers of the Hear Here Alabama project and Rebecca S. Allen of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging. What are we talking about? Purpose: Hearing loss has become a significant public health concern because of its association with physical health, cognition, and emotional well-being. Age-related […]
Our office is closed on Monday for Memorial Day. We will be back on Tuesday with another hearing screening in Linden at Papa’s Foods.
We celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month in May to raise awareness about hearing and speech disorders which can impact any age of life! We hope to encourage others to celebrate their hearing health through hearing education and prevention. Early identification and diagnosis of hearing loss is an important first step in taking charge of your hearing health! Do you want to know more? Visit Hearing Resources on our website and learn about how we hear, hearing loss and prevention. […]
Surrounded by bright flowers blooming and sweet smells but you may also notice the sounds of spring. Birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing but what you also hear is the roaring of lawn mowers, blowing of leaf blowers, and other loud sounds that can be harmful to your hearing! Did you know that exposure to these loud sounds in as little as one minute can have damaging, permanent effects on your hearing? The good news is there are […]
Wishing everyone a safe and fun Spring Break. We will return all phone calls when we are back on March 20th.
We always love going to Camden, AL and our trip on Friday did not disappoint. In addition to providing lots of people with hearing evaluations, Beth Sims, one of our research assistants, was interviewed by the Camden Progressive Era. Beth grew up in Camden and loves her town. Everyone who came to see us on Friday knew her when she was a little girl…ah… Oh, and btw, Mark Zuckerberg was in Camden this past week too…one of his stops on […]