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The Evolution of Speakers and How We Learned to “Turn it Up”

Imagine for a second that your favorite speakers didn’t exist and the only way you could listen to music was through live performance. You couldn’t reach for your phone and Bluetooth speaker to turn up that irresistible jam while you make dinner. Musical recordings began in the late 1800s, but it took some time to […]

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What To Expect from Tympanometry  & Getting Your Hearing Tested

Hearing loss does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone. From children to middle-aged adults, to elderly people. Loss of hearing is often the result of work-related damage, trauma, genetic conditions, or damage from day-to-day living. Hearing loss can be complicated, as it often happens gradually—worsening over time—or it might occur a lot faster if […]

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A Deep Dive Into the Ear and How Hearing Aids Help You Hear

There is no shortage of amazing facts about the human body and its complexities. Here at Mission Hearing, of course, we focus on the intricate sound machines that are your ears and how they help you listen to that guitar solo, the chirping of birds, the honking of cars while you’re stuck in traffic, and […]

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The History of Headphones and Their Effect on Hearing & Hearing Loss

If you walk into a modern office or look around a college campus, library, or a local coffee shop, you might notice that a good portion of people are working and/or walking around with small contraptions hanging from their ears. In today’s modern workspaces, you might find a team of people working in the same […]

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A Closer Look at the Different Hearing Aid Styles and Their Differences

Not all hearing aids are made the same.  In fact, today’s hard of hearing or hearing-impaired have quite the many options to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics and benefits. The bulky big and beige hearing aids of our grandparents are no longer the go-to. Today, there are a variety of styles to […]

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Living With Tinnitus: Prevention and Treatments 

The wild success of Bradley Cooper’s, A Star is Born with Lady Gaga not only showed the world a story of love and talent but also dealt with tinnitus in a way that portrayed the real effects of the condition and how it can affect anybody. In the film, the main character played by Bradley […]

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The History of Hearing Aids and Today’s Technology

Our sense of hearing allows for so much. For many people, however, hearing is limited and hearing loss has been recorded for hundreds of years, so it is not just today’s loud concerts that have caused issues. Hearing loss can be a consequence of many different things including genetic causes, complications at birth, certain infectious […]

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How Hearing Loss Happens

Good Vibrations What we know as sound is a series of vibrations. Sound travels through the air and hits the eardrum, causing it to vibrate. The eardrum’s vibrations are then amplified through the middle ear by three small bones called ossicles. Deep in the ear, the vibrations are turned into nerve impulses. The brain translates […]

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Common Signs, Causes, and Remedies for Hearing Loss

Losing the ability to hear doesn’t occur overnight; it’s a gradual process that takes place over time. Although hearing loss is most prevalent among individuals 65 years of age or older, it can still occur to younger individuals. No matter your age, however, it’s always a good idea to know the early signs of hearing […]

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The Millennial Generation: At Risk for Early Hearing Loss

Concerts and noisy bars have become the in-thing for many young adults—and we can see exactly why they are so enjoyable. There is a large number of people that choose to listen to their music at a loud setting to serve their enjoyment and satisfaction. Although, have you ever wondered why loud music is preferred […]

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