Could Hearing Restoration Be a Thing of the Future?

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According to the World Health Organization, 360 million people worldwide have some form of hearing loss. At UpState Hearing, we feel fortunate that our jobs center around helping just some of these people hear again. Scientists continue to work on innovative techniques that may be able to transform millions of realities in the future—who knows, maybe you will benefit from …

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Children and Hearing Loss

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When we think of hearing loss, our minds often immediately wander towards an aging population. However, almost 3 of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss. It doesn’t come with the same adjustment period that is required later in life, however in some ways, it is even harder on children. As language is first …

Hearing Tests: Customizing Instruments for Your Hearing Loss and Your Preferences

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Hearing tests are an important first step in treating hearing loss. We even recommend people receive a hearing test before they suspect hearing loss, in order to establish a baseline. There is a common misconception that hearing tests are meant solely as a basis for setting hearing aids based on one formula or another. And while it’s true that hearing …

People Make the World Go ‘Round, Part 3

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This is the final part of our 3-part series on some of our beloved “long-timers” at UpState Hearing. Check out previous posts to get to know Larry Branscom and Elrose Caruso. This week we want to introduce you to Diane Campbell-Hepburn, a patient at UpState Hearing since 1983. Diane has a real compassion for people combined with an easy and infectious laugh. …

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People Make the World Go ‘Round, Part Two

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We are so grateful for the relationships we’ve made with our patients over the years. Last week we told you about Larry Branscom. This week we want to share a patient’s story in her own words. Elrose Caruso has been an UpState Hearing patient since 1985. When Ken bought the business in 1990, Elrose was the first person he fit …

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People Make the World Go ‘Round

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Being in business 25 years creates wonderful opportunities too numerous to mention but certainly not too many to savor. One of our most rewarding is establishing long-term relationships with our patients. We happen to think our patients are the best in the world! Some have been with us for a very, very, very long time. We even inherited a few …

It's a New Year!

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2015 was a busy year with our 25th anniversary celebration activities which included our patient appreciation, business contacts, and referral thank you celebrations. However, the most notable event was the addition of Christa Atwood as our front desk Patient Representative in December. The front desk receptionist job is a demanding and crucial position. It is generally the first and last …

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

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It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Fall and winter are busy times of year and before we know it, the holidays will have flown by. All of us at UpState Hearing want to encourage our readers to take a moment to reflect on gratitude—the very theme of Thanksgiving. What fills you with gratitude this season? …

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Hearing Dog: A Lifelong Partner in Crime

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We have some sensational news for those of you with significant hearing loss–you may be able to receive your very own hearing dog! Not only are these fluffy creatures great for love and affection, they can also help relieve anxiety and provide independent living. How exactly could a hearing dog help out? A hearing dog at home alerts its owner …

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What Getting Hearing Help Says About You

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There are many misnomers out there about hearing aids and the individuals who use them—well we are here to clear up some of that confusion! Life presents many situations that end up damaging hearing and eventually many of us experience hearing loss. If so many people experience hearing loss, what kind of individual actively seeks hearing help? If you wear hearing aids what …