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What is the Vestibular System?

If you’ve ever tapped your foot or sang out loud when Aerosmith’s rock ‘n roll classic “Walk This Way” played on the radio, you’re hardly alone. The two-measure drumbeat and an irresistible guitar riff are enough to inspire anybody to start swingin’ like they just don’t care! But have you ever wondered how, exactly, you’re
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What Causes Hearing Loss?

Have you noticed a decline in your hearing? If so, welcome to a not-so-exclusive club: 48 million Americans experience hearing loss, making it one of the most common physical conditions in the U.S., behind arthritis and heart disease. Nevadans are no exception! There are a number of hearing loss causes in Reno and across the
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Think You May Have a Hearing Problem?

Hearing problems in Reno aren’t always easy to recognize. 48 million people throughout the United States experience hearing loss, but many aren’t even aware of their condition. That’s because in most cases hearing loss develops gradually, and the brain adjusts to the impairment automatically. It often takes a friend or loved one to clue you
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How to Choose a Hearing Aid

If you’re a Reno resident who has recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and been told that hearing aids are a beneficial treatment solution, you are probably feeling quite a bit of stress over the sudden changes to your lifestyle. Choosing a hearing aid can feel overwhelming, especially given the wide variety of devices on
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When Hobbies Strike Back

Hobbies are great. They keep you out of trouble growing up and allow you to spend your free time doing what you love as an adult. But according to your Reno audiologist, there are some hobbies that can damage your hearing. While a life-long passion is what you want to stay with you, the permanent
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Better Hearing & Speech Month

Happy May! And on top of that, happy Better Hearing & Speech Month! Every May, people around the country join together to help spread the word about hearing loss and speech disorders. Founded in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this month-long celebration has been going strong for more than 90 years. The goal
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Four Reasons You Should Invest in Your Hearing Health

It may surprise you how common hearing loss is – nearly 48 million people throughout Nevada and around the country are currently experiencing it. Yet, only about 20 percent of those who could benefit from the use of a hearing aid actually use one. Why? Price is a large factor. Since hearing aids typically cost
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Leisure Activities Rife with Loud Noise

May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month: Simple Steps to Protect Your Hearing for a Lifetime With more than half of Americans who experience noise-induced hearing loss not working in noisy jobs, the spotlight turns to what Americans are doing in their leisure time. May 1st marks the beginning of Better Hearing & Speech Month—a
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LeMay Hearing and Balance moves to a new location

Reno, Nevada. (Feb. 15, 2017) – LeMay Hearing & Balance will move to a larger, state-of-the-art location March 1. In addition to the high-quality hearing and balance services LeMay has always offered, the practice will now offer extensive vertigo and balance diagnostic testing, aural rehabilitation and cochlear implant candidacy testing. LeMay Hearing & Balance has
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Phonak’s New Rechargeable Hearing Aid Offers Freedom & Flexibility

Phonak’s new line of rechargeable hearing aids features a built-in lithium-ion battery that provides up to 24 hours of hearing on a single charge. The Audeo B-R is the first of its kind on the market; its pioneering technology is the quickest-charging, longest-lasting rechargeable device ever produced and offers patients freedom, flexibility and convenience in
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