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May is Better Hearing Month 2020

Good hearing is vital during this time. We wanted to raise awareness of the value of good hearing and provide you with resources. Statistics Many people experience hearing loss first-hand or know someone very close to them who struggles to hear. Mask Hearing” is Difficult How many of you struggle to hear people who are wearing […]

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Audiology Telehealth

Due to the recommendations of social distancing provided by the CDC, now is an important time to learn about telehealth.  Coates Hearing Clinic, PA offers this service to be able to continue providing best practices and care remotely.  This practice is for the safety of our patients, our employees and our community. This is a […]

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World Hearing Health Day- March 3rd, 2020

In 2007, the World Health Organization designated March 3rd as World Hearing Health Day in order to raise awareness to the growing numbers of those suffering from hearing loss and the importance of good hearing health care. In 2017, the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) stated that 48 million Americans suffer […]

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Highlights from 2019

Written by: Dr. Kathleen Coates, President/Owner of Coates Hearing Clinic, PA Happy New Years! As I was reflecting back on the past year, I wanted to write a blog about the highlights from the past year at our clinic and in the community. I also wanted to update you on some exciting changes coming in […]

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Hearing Better for the Holidays

By Dr. Kathleen Coates, Audiologist/Owner Don’t judge but I started to listen to Christmas music the day after Halloween! Christmas music is a great example of how sound can create an emotional response: joy, happiness, hope. The holiday season should be a wonderful time of year but it can be a struggle for patients who […]

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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 […]

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Tinnitus: The Sounds You Hear in Silence

What is tinnitus? If you are experiencing tinnitus, you are not alone. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 10% of the adult US population (~25 million people) has experienced tinnitus over the past year.* I am one of those 25 million people, and also a hearing health researcher. Based on our experiences, there are […]

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day- September 23rd, 2019

There’s no better day than the first day of Fall, the season, to talk about FALL PREVENTION! No, we are not trying to prevent cooler weather, leaves changing, the color orange, everything pumpkin spice, the countdown to Christmas and having to wear sweaters.  We are raising awareness of a very important topic: FALL RISK.  Over […]