Noise Cannons Used for Crowd Control

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Are you serious? Really?! The city of Chicago ordered $1 million worth of riot-control equipment including a “sound cannon” that can produce painful sound waves of up to 150 decibels. These devices, also known as LRADs or long-range acoustic devices, are being used increasingly across the U.S. and abroad as a method of crowd control. The LRAD’s power lies in …

Grandparents Day

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Did you know that National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9?  It may not come as a very big surprise that many of our patients are grandparents.  If you wish to witness instantaneous delight, just ask any one of them about their grandchildren! Although National Grandparents Day has more than one origin, Marian McQuade of West Virginia has been nationally …

Little Tweak, Big Change

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Seems recently we have had a lot of people in for volume adjustments. Often it’s from being in a difficult environment and not hearing or understanding as well as they would like, or maybe the background was too loud. I learned a long time ago to look at the overall picture in regards to adjusting hearing aids. We don’t want …

Our New Website

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We have now launched the second redesign of our website! (Did you ever see our previous one? It was somewhat dated and cumbersome to navigate.) Matt Morgan and his team from Optimize Worldwide built the new design you’re looking at; we hope you like it as much as we do! They are located here in Redding and we highly recommend them. …

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Connections Summer 2012 Newsletter from UpState Hearing

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What’s Inside Good Hearing = Good Mood… – Page 2 Getting Past Denial – Page 2 What Our Patients Say About Us – Page 3 Senior Citizen Texting Codes – Page 3 Nano-Coating – Page 3 In honor of Self-Esteem Awareness Month, Hear the World, a global initiative to build awareness about the importance of good hearing by leading Swiss …

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UpState Hearing Instruments customizes Intiga-i to fit the unique shape of each patient’s ear

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New Invisible Hearing Device Stands Up to the Demands of an Active Lifestyle – With the Ultimate in Discretion! Not surprisingly, most people seeking hearing solutions from Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS of UpState Hearing Instruments in Redding want a discreet hearing device that people won’t notice. Nearly half of them take that request a bit further – they want an …

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Listening – Where Hearing Meets Brain

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The goal is not simply making sounds louder; the goal is improved, successful listening. Hearing is a sense; listening is a skill. We “hear” with the brain—the ears are simply the sensor and conduit through which sound travels to access the brain. In that respect, hearing loss and poor acoustic environments prevent sound from reaching the brain. Listening can be …

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Free Seminar

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“Listening – Where Hearing Meets Brain” Hearing is a Sense, Listening is a Skill! Listening can be thought of as applying meaning to sound. When we have a hearing loss, we have fewer cognitive resources available to accomplish our listening goal. Free Seminar The core reason we endeavor to help people hear is to help people listen successfully, through the …