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WHAT? Thunderous Seahawks fans may be damaging their own ears via KOMO News

As football season is well underway, consider wearing hearing protection if you’re going to the games. University of Washington researcher and clinician Christi Miller explains in the featured video.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/WHAT-Thunderous-Seahawks-fans-may-be-damaging-their-own-ears-333404991.html

CenturyLink’s roar may cause more than just ringing in your ears via Seattle Times

The roar of the Seahawks can leave quite the impression as fans can be collectively louder than a jet engine found at the airport. 💨👂

Protect those ears this football season!

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/centurylinks-roar-may-cause-more-than-just-ringing-in-your-ears/

Happy Halloween!

For the kids who want to accessorize their cochlear implant to the season, check out this hair cut that gives this kiddo his very own “Spidey Sense”.

Child with Spider Cochlear Implant and Spider Web Haircut

5 Types of Bacteria, 2 Vaccine Types, 1 Important Decision for Parents via Huffington Post

Meningitis can lead to permanent hearing loss, and children can be at increased risk. Find out more to protect your and your loved ones’ hearing with this article from Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-schaffner-md/five-types-of-bacteria-tw_b_8370970.html

Have you had your hearing checked?

Straight from the source: “Self-reported hearing loss is associated with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults; hearing aid use attenuates such decline.” If you’re in doubt about your own hearing status or concerned about the changing hearing of a loved one, visit an audiologist for a hearing test to continue allowing access to important sounds and to keep your mind sharp. Availability of a current audiogram (hearing test) is helpful to determine any changes in hearing, so get your hearing tested today!

Read on for information from the original research article by Amieva and colleagues, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on October 20, 2015.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.13649/abstract

Journey Out of Silence via Vanderbilt University

One woman’s story of how she lost her hearing suddenly while studying to be an audiologist.

Personally, I would read it just to read these inspirational words: “No matter what happens, I want you to promise me right now, you will never ever let your hearing or lack thereof get in the way of any dreams that you have or anything that you want to do.” Parenting of the year award!

Read the full article here:  https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbiltmedicine/journey-out-of-silence/

Finding Friday Harbor | Be Boundless via University of Washington

Research and discovery is part of the culture at University of Washington and arguably Seattle in general.

http://www.washington.edu/boundless/finding-friday-harbor/

A Technological Godsend to Counter Hearing Loss via Wall Street Journal

The ‘hearing loop’ is a remarkable advance, but all too hard to find in the U.S.

Many changes have occurred in hearing aid technology since the first hearing aids many years ago. Check out telecoil technology that allows a speaker’s voice to be routed directly to hearing aids thanks to assistance from a looped wire.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-technological-godsend-to-counter-hearing-loss-1440717831

telecoil symbol

These Sci-Fi Earbuds Put a Volume Knob on the Real World via Wired

“Hearable” devices are touted as the wave of the future by some individuals. But do these devices benefit people with hearing loss, or only those with normal hearing? Read on.

http://www.wired.com/2015/06/doppler-here/

This is the Best Job in America via Time

Audiologist made the cut for the best job in America.

Question their reasoning? If a growing career path with relatively low stress isn’t enough, then read on to find out why.

This Is the Best Job in America