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Do Your Ears Ring? Causes and Coping Strategies with Tinnitus

By Melanie Lewis, RHAD, MSHAA / Guest Blogger Tinnitus, often described as ‘ringing in the ears,’ is the perception of a sound which has no tangible, external source. According to the ATA (American Tinnitus Association), 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. Data from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) suggests that of … Continue reading

Adventures in Tinnitus (1): Make the noise STOP!

Oh, to have a quiet moment. Welcome to the world of tinnitus. It’s a condition characterized by a perceived ringing, buzzing or whistling sound in the ears. Lipreading Mom’s 6-year-old daughter recently shared she can’t hear the teacher at school well because of the sounds inside her ears. Her school audiologist admits there isn’t an objective … Continue reading

Test the Ears You Love

My three kids range in age from 3 to 10. Two of them go to school full time, and one is currently being taught at home by his Lipreading Mom. Although each one has amazing abilities that I notice even though I’m maternally biased, I sometimes wonder about their ears. They come from a long line … Continue reading

Walking and Advocating with My Kids

Advocacy is always a work in progress… for everyone. That’s why I decided to include my 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter in a Deaf and hearing loss awareness 5K walk/run this past weekend. We walked with leaders from our local Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Chapter. I use the work “walk” loosely. My son decided to speed walk … Continue reading