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Serving Fort Morgan, Sterling, Wray, Yuma, CO
970-867-9993 Fort Morgan
970-526-6662 Sterling

UPDATE: We continue to take COVID19 safety precautions. Face masks are optional. Office is cleaned and sanitized in between each patient appointment. For those who prefer or need hearing aid repairs, "Curb side" is still available. If you have any questions or concerns, please call (970)867-9993!                                                                                                                              Did you know???  TINNITUS affects 32% of the USA population and 85% of those with hearing loss! Schedule an appointment, we can help!! 

Latest Hearing Health News

While children receiving chemotherapy routinely undergo hearing tests, adults don’t, and a new study by UC San Francisco reports for the first time that significant hearing issues often occur among adult survivors of the most common forms of cancer. The researchers found that more than half the survivors in their study who had been treated with chemotherapy experienced significant hearing

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Following a 90-day outreach period, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Regional Emphasis Program for Noise Induced Hearing Loss will move into the enforcement phase beginning May 17, 2022. The emphasis program targets manufacturing industries with high rates of occupational hearing loss in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Historically, hearing loss is the most recorded occupational illness

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Although the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine-associated tinnitus is rare, an overwhelming need exists to discern the precise pathophysiology and clinical management involved, according to a review published in the  Annals of Medicine and Surgery (London) . An improved understanding of COVID-19 vaccine-related adverse events (AEs) may help to address vaccine hesitancy, which has been defined as a “delay in acceptance

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The number of tools used to caption words has been expanding in recent years. The tools are especially helpful for people with hearing loss who may not be able to use traditional hearing aids. Captioning services used to be limited mostly to television shows. But in recent years, developers have created apps for phones and other electronic devices. These apps are making it possible

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Expanded genomic sequencing may be an effective adjunct hearing screening to detect hearing loss among patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online July 11 in  JAMA Network Open . Yunqian Zhu, from National Children's Medical Center in Shanghai, and colleagues examined the association between expanded genomic sequencing combined with hearing screening and detection

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There’s a health spiral associated with hearing loss. Hearing loss has more impact on an elderly person than you might think. Whether it’s your dad, your grandmother, your spouse, or even you, we all know someone who suffers from age-related hearing loss. In fact, 50% of people older than 75 experience disabling hearing loss. Now, doctors are using cochlear implants

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Can you imagine a time when hearing loss would be commonplace? When it would be more prevalent than not in a social setting? When it would be the new normal? Given demographic trends, we may be rapidly approaching such a time. This is driven by three important factors — (1) the median age of the U.S. population is increasing, (2)

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Around 15 percent of the world's population suffers from tinnitus, a condition which causes someone to hear a sound (such as ringing or buzzing) without any external source. It's often associated with hearing loss. Not only can the condition be annoying for sufferers, it can also have a serious effect on mental health, often causing stress or depression. This is especially the case for patients suffering

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Millions of years ago, all mammals lived on land, but at some point, several species left land and evolved to a life in the sea: think of seals and whales, which today are adapted to life underwater. The rest who remained on land have similarly adapted to a life on land, and it can hardly come as a surprise that

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Researchers from Uppsala University have been able to document and visualise hearing loss-associated genes in the human inner ear, in a unique collaboration study between otosurgeons and geneticists. The findings illustrate that discrete subcellular structures in the human organ of hearing, the cochlea, are involved in the variation of risk of age-related hearing loss in the population. The study is

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