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A Toddler, a Lake, and an Oticon OPN

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Redding’s top-of-the-valley weather tends to turn on a dime. One day, I’m taking cover from the spring rain in an overcoat and the next day I’m standing under a garden hose like I’m shooting a redneck shampoo commercial. With the blistering heat always comes the attempt to subdue it with a trip to one of our beautiful lakes. Redding residents …

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May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month

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May is better hearing and speech month! We at UpState Hearing want to take the opportunity to encourage optimum hearing protection. It’s also a reminder that if you wear hearing aids, it’s as important as ever to continue to protect your hearing health. Spring is such a beautiful and bittersweet time in the North state. For every chirping bird, there’s …

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Built For a King, F.C. Rein and His Acoustic Chair

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We often view automobiles, computers and the modern cell phones as book marks of history and a way to gauge how the human race has technologically evolved. The history of hearing aids exemplifies human’s ability to solve problems in creative and original ways but rarely receives scrupulous study. Though most third graders could tell you that Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals, …

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Hearing Aids Will Make Me Look Old

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Maybe you’ve never said it. Maybe you’ve never even had the conscious thought. There is a good chance that it’s an underlying reason you’ve ignored your spouse and put off getting your hearing tested. Old people have hearing loss, and old people have hearing aids. This may be generally true, but if you ask Scott Morris at UpState Hearing Instruments, …

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Huey Lewis and the (Bad) News, Ménière’s Disease

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The rock ‘n roll world suffered a loss when Huey Lewis recently announced that he had to cancel his upcoming tour due to hearing loss. Lewis’ loss has been diagnosed as a result of Ménière’s disease. Every time I see Marty McFly hitch a ride on the back of a jeep, I will be saddened to know I can longer …

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Just What Is Pesky Earwax All About?

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Recently, a friend of UpState Hearing Instruments called Ken with an urgent question. “Help! My ear is so clogged with wax that I can’t hear out of it! What should I do?” Ken mentioned that some folks have had success with earwax removal drops or a visit to their primary caregiver to flush out the ear. After the appointment, Ken …

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 …