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I was honored to present to the Palm Springs Daughter of the American Revolution last week. My topic was Hearing, Memory and Dementia. There were over 65 people in attendance. At the beginning of my speech I asked for a show of hands of how many of the women knew or thought they had hearing loss. Less than ¼ of

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A couple of weeks ago I reported on Bruce Willis’ hearing loss which he has not treated. Well, now I have another Hollywood biggie to report. Robert Redford! According to a ShowBizSpy.com column, he suffered a hearing loss during the filming of his most recent film, All is Lost. Because of all the water he was being hit with from

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Boy, I don’t know about you, but when I get on an airplane, I cannot understand what the captain is trying to tell me when he speaks through the loud speakers. I assume he is welcoming us on board and telling us about the flight pattern and upcoming weather that might affect the smoothness of the flight. Who knows? I

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I love movies. Who doesn’t? And my favorite part is watching all the trailers for upcoming movies. Always has been. Now a study on the volume of those trailers is causing some to fear that many of these trailers and ads preceding the feature film purposely have very loud soundtracks and the movie theaters are unable to loud the volume!

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In the old days, when there were tape recorders, I remember recording my voice and listening to it and saying, “That’s can’t be me! I sound so much better to myself.” Today, we can do the same thing using our smart phones and listening to our voice mail greetings. I don’t think I sound as bad as I did with

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Oh dear. This article appeared in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times: “Ability to Choose Wisely May Decline with Age.” It said that teenagers usually win society’s award for overall poor decision-making. However a study in the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our ability to make wise choices changes over time and declines with age.  Oops. I knew I wouldn’t get

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Feel compelled to post this which I just found on one of my audiology sites. Scientists may have stumbled upon a potential cure for hearing lost caused by noise (ie, loud music, concerts, etc). Check out part of a report  below after the jump. Scientists have found a potential cure for permanent deafness caused by loud noise exposure, infection and

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There has been a lot of press on hearing loss from loud noises. Like all of us who went to clubs and rock venues are doomed. And let me tell you, Michael Bolton…..yes Michael Bolton….was so loud at the Greek Theatre years ago (Celine Dion was his opening act) that I actually put my fingers in my ears and could

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Normally, I blog about scientific articles; fact, not fiction. Today is strictly a hearsay piece. Hearsay from the recovery room nurses at the surgery center where I had my screening colonoscopy on Monday. They gave me Propothol just like Michael Jackson except monitored and far less of it. The anesthesiologist explained that Propothol is a great anesthesia because you only

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Drat….double drat. More studies telling how exercise really helps your brain. I HATE EXERCISING!! I even tried to get my PCP  write a prescription that I could give my trainer telling him I was forbidden to sweat. She laughed at me. So I quit training. In a recent Canadian study, researchers followed a number of older adults for 2-5 years.

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