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October is Audiology Awareness Month

The American Academy of Audiology declared OCTOBER IS AUDIOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH in 2008.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2012, hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. It continues to be the third most common compared to a similar study in 1997 by Collins.  Hearing loss affects many people throughout the …

Tinnitus: The Sounds You Hear in Silence

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound where no external source for the sound exists. The sound can be anything from humming to whistling, buzzing, hissing or crackling. The sound can be in one or both ears, intermittent or continuous, with intensities ranging from mild to severe. Tinnitus can be caused by a number of different factors, including …