New Research Article on Hearing Health Care Needs in Rural Alabama

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 […]

Celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month in May

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. […]

Spring Has Sprung!

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 […]

WHO is celebrating World Hearing Day!

“Ear and Hearing Care for all – Let’s make it reality” this is the motto from the World Health Organization (WHO) for World Hearing Day today Friday, March 3, 2023! The Hear Here Alabama Project continues to make this motto a reality for rural communities in the state of Alabama. In America today, hearing loss affects 48 million people, or 1 in 7 Americans. The Hear Here Alabama Project has made advancement in the 2023 year, beginning the very first […]

New Community Members of the Team

A big welcome to the newest members of the Hear Here Alabama team. We’re beginning to hire new members, both community health workers and audiologists. Recently, we made a trip to Livingston, AL to get some photos of Ms. Johnnie Sanders, our Community Health Coordinator, and two Community Health Advisors, Ms. Debra Clark and Ms. Loretta Henderson. Really excited to have them part of the project and really looking forward to have them work with us.   Ms. Johnnie Sanders, […]

We’re still here and doing fine – pretty well, actually…

It’s been almost a year since our last post. As you are all aware, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all of our lives, affecting our in-person interactions. Dottie hasn’t been on the road seeing people but she has been taking spins each week just to keep her engine running smoothly. We typically take a run down to Fosters to keep her purring – maybe you’ve even seen her travelling down McFarland and out to I-65, heading west? At […]

American Auditory Society Meeting – We’re There!

Since the summer, we’ve been doing a number of needs assessment discussions with both adults who have hearing loss and community stakeholders in West Central and South Alabama. We’ve put all of our data together and created this poster for the American Auditory Society Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  This meeting happens every year at this time and it’s always a great venue to showcase work that we and other researchers have been doing within the past year or so. American […]