Fast forward in time to 25 BC, a Roman encyclopedist, Aulus Cornelius Celsus was the first to differentiate between hearing disorders. Some of Celsus’s treatments are still in use today in their most minimal form, including those dealing with foreign bodies in the ear and ear wax build up in the ear canal.
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!
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 […]
“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 […]