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Many headphones marketed towards children highlight their safe hearing levels. Volume controls limiting audio intensity - anything above 85 dB is “blocked off” - are built in to avoid prolonged exposure to dangerous levels of sound. But Noisyplanet.gov asks, “Do their safety claims hold up?”

You might not know about it, but hidden hearing loss is a crucial - and relatively recent - subject of study in audiology and healthcare circles.

“The more technical term for the condition is cochlear synaptopathy, and it is associated with difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments,” a recent ASHA article says. It’s termed “hidden” because standard tone audiometry doesn’t pick up its presence.

According to a recent ASHA blog, “approximately two-thirds of children get at least one middle ear infection (otitis media) by age 3.” And with ear infections, especially at a young age, hearing loss may not be so far behind.

June is Aphasia Awareness month, and we at REM want to do our part to help spread awareness.

Aphasia is a communication disorder stemming from damage to the part of the brain containing language. Those afflicted usually have difficulty with speech. Though aphasia does not directly affect one’s hearing, hearing loss in combination with aphasia can add to the “language deficits” that make comprehending speech in noise difficult.

Summer vacation doesn’t mean a vacation from your hearing aids. Whether you’re traveling in the next few months or staying close to home, there is lots you can do to keep your hearing aids and your hearing health in tip top shape.

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OUR MISSION

The doctors of audiology at REM Audiology are passionate about educating our clients and our community, empowering them to become sophisticated consumers of hearing healthcare. We incorporate the best, most up to date practices and technology, and offer a customized approach to solving hearing needs. We believe that hearing is vital to the overall wellness of the individual.

HEARING INFORMATION

We strive to ensure our customers have all the facts they need before they leave our office.

SYMPTOM CHECK

We encourage you to make an appointment for a check up if you have any concerns about hearing loss.

HEARING EDUCATION

We want our customers to feel comfortable with their hearing loss and are open to answering any and all questions.

QUALIFIED AUDIOLOGISTS

Our audiologists are highly educated and treat our customers as family.

OPEN HOURS

Hours may vary by location. Please contact our offices if you have any questions or concerns.

Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday By Appointment
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