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What is the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, and Why is it Important?

What is the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, and Why is it Important?

As a part of Indiana’s newborn screen, all babies receive the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) before leaving the hospital or before one month of age. Approximately 2-3 out of every 1,000 infants are born with a permanent hearing impairment every year in the United States. By screening hearing at birth, it is Indiana’s goal to identify a hearing loss by three months of age and obtain early intervention services by six months of age. Studies show that the younger a child receives intervention, the better the chances of developing normal language skills.

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What is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be defined by a ringing or a buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus can be described as ringing, hissing, roaring, buzzing, whistling, whooshing, crickets, musical, or even a combination of sounds.

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What does a hearing aid look like?

What does a hearing aid look like?

When we first see a lot of our patients, one of the first questions they ask is: What is the hearing aid going to look like? Are other people going to see it? How big is it? Thankfully, great improvements have been made in the design of hearing aids to keep them looking discrete and near invisible at times.

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Should You Be Wearing Hearing Protection

Should You Be Wearing Hearing Protection

Did you know audiologists are the go-to provider for hearing protection? From musicians to hunters to motorcycle riders to construction workers to loved ones of snorers, we have solutions for all. We offer custom and non-custom products. At The Hearing Center, we work with Starkey Hearing Technologies and Westone Hearing Healthcare to provide a variety of options, and the best solution for you.

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Hearing Marvelously in the New Year

Hearing Marvelously in the New Year

Do you ever avoid social situations because you’re afraid you’ll miss out on conversation? Or what about when you go to the movies and have to ask your neighbor why everyone is laughing, just to find out that you missed the main punch line? It’s frustrating! The good news is, it doesn’t have to be.

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A guide on steps to take and what to expect during a hearing aid consultation

A guide on steps to take and what to expect during a hearing aid consultation

Have you noticed lately that you have been asking family or friends to repeat themselves? Maybe at your favorite restaurant it is becoming harder to stay engaged in the conversation? Have loved ones started to notice and suggest you have your hearing checked? If you have started to notice these situations the next step can be a difficult one.

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