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Can Blackhawks games hurt your ears?

The more (noise) exposure, the more outer hair cells get killed, the greater the loss. Credit to: Julie’s Health Club Blog | Julie Deardorff | May 29, 2010 United Center hockey fans, listen up: That “Star Spangled Banner” before Stanley Cup Finals games will be a deafening experience. Literally. When the jacked-up crowd claps and […]

Preventing Hearing Loss

8 Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss Credited to: By Wyatt Myers | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH While many causes of hearing loss are noise-induced, others can be quite surprising. Because their effects are cumulative, protect your ears by minimizing your exposure to all of them. There are many health problems […]

Giving Uganda supplies, hope

Rotaries receive $18K grant to help Ugandan village The Rotary Clubs of Wheaton and Carol Stream Illinois were recently awarded a $18,000 matching grant from Rotary International for the benefit of an estimated 78,500 rural population within the Kabale District, located in Southwestern Uganda. A delegation of Rotarians from the Chicago western suburbs recently visited […]

Hearing aids give you a great return on your investment

Smart buying decisions: How hearing aids are a great investment If you’re one of the nearly 40 million Americans who suffer with hearing loss, maybe it’s time to consider investing in your hearing health. Research shows that the rewards can be substantial. In fact, identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence virtually […]

Paying for Hearing Aids

You have options when paying for your hearing aids Patients often ask me: what payment options do I have for my hearing aid? There are several possible options, though none of them may be perfect. 1. Check your employer-based insurance to see what benefit your employer is covering. 2. Medicare will cover the hearing exam, […]

Preventing Hearing Loss

Can I prevent myself from experiencing or worsening hearing loss? Yes! Did you know that one-third of hearing loss is preventable? Hearing loss is often created by exposure to loud noises, like an explosion or gun shot, or repeated noise, like machinery in a plant or from listening to loud music in an ear bud […]

Allergies and Hearing Loss

Experts: The Allergy Season is Getting Longer. People don’t usually associate hearing loss with allergies, but it happens often. Credit to: Kate Sullivan of CBS 2 Chicago News | August 12, 2013 (CBS) — If you’re suffering from awful allergies this year, you’re not alone. New research shows why this is happening and predicts things will […]

Health & Nutrition Fair Held at Villa St. Benedict

For the second time this year, Villa St. Benedict in Lisle promoted a Health & Nutrition Fair Credit to: Trib Local | By Judi Strong Nov. 7, 2011 at 3:47 p.m. For the second time this year, Villa St. Benedict in Lisle promoted a Health & Nutrition Fair to its residents and the general public. The […]