2015’s Loudest Toys


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The Sight and Hearing Association (SHA) has released their 19th Annual Noisy Toys List, pinpointing toys not designed in accordance with safety guidelines for decibel (dB) level. You might think a toy is safe simply because it has been designed to meet the standard set by the American Society of Testing and Materials, which mandates

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NPR Program Highlights Over the Phone Hearing Test


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A December 2015 Morning Edition health program that aired on National Public Radio (NPR)  featured a hearing test that consumers can take over the phone to determine if they have a hearing loss. As described by NPR, unlike a traditional hearing test that uses pure tones delivered in a series of beeps and hums at various volumes and

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AnneMarie H. – Centralia, MO 65240


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The people of Columbia Hearing Center are very caring and helpful. I initially tried the LYRIC Extended wear hearing aids, but wanted to switch back to daily wear aids. Nathan and Jason ave excellent advice and now I am very happy with my Starkey Soundlens 2 i70 IIC hearing aids. I sometimes don’t even realize

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Charles T. – Columbia, MO 65203


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Debated using HIS vs Audiologist. Tried both – Nathan, Jason, and Katie were professional, knowledgeable and deeply interested in my care. They asked the questions I should have asked and answered them with confidence and sincerity. They worked with us and our insurance to provide the highest related product but only to the extent of

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When Is Hearing Loss Not Just About Hearing?


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Hearing loss is a hidden disability; while not obvious to the outside observer, it often manifests itself in psychological, emotional and physical health problems. And since hearing loss is usually gradual and progressive, it tends to be minimized or ignored by those who have it. Unfortunately, the average time that elapses prior to seeking treatment

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