Newsletter: Fall 2017

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Open Your World for the Holidays! The upcoming holidays will include numerous celebrations with family and friends. As your loved ones gather for traditional favorites and festive meals, will you be able to hear the sounds of the season? Don’t miss out. Give yourself the gift of better hearing. Thank You As we move into the holiday season, I would …

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Open Your World with Oticon Opn

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Join us for a special multi-day event in November. Attendees will enjoy: FREE hearing screening and consultation FREE listening demonstration of Oticon Opn™ hearing device Special 2-week Oticon Opn™ trial offer…Experience Oticon Opn™ at work, at home, and at play, RISK FREE!  Experience Oticon Opn™ at no obligation and see how it improves your hearing and understanding of what others are …

What is tinnitus and what are its causes?

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Tinnitus is a common health condition. Over 45 million Americans struggle with tinnitus. Tinnitus is often referred to as ringing in the ears, but can often be experienced as a buzzing, hissing, chirping, static, or roaring sound in the ears. Some people even experience phantom musical tones. Symptoms range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating disability. This can cause …

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Back-To-School Hearing Screenings

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The CDC reports that 5 of every 1,000 children have a hearing loss that is diagnosed during childhood. The presence of an unidentified or untreated hearing loss can negatively affect a child’s academic, emotional, and social development. Hearing difficulties in children can be congenital or acquired at any age. These hearing losses can be temporary and usually treated with medicine …

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 …