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4 Tips To Protect Your Hearing This Fourth of July

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With Fourth of July just around the corner, we’re all getting excited for the bright light shows, delicious barbecue foods, and time spent with friends and family. One thing none of us get excited for, or maybe even think about? Hearing damage!

The leading hearing health experts at Wyoming Otolaryngology would like to help you be prepared this year with the following tips to protect your and your loved ones’ ears:

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Choosing Hearing Instruments

Cheryl Drost, Au.D.
Wyoming Otolaryngology
Casper, Wyoming

We are all familiar with the mantra, “When purchasing real estate, base your decision on Location, Location, Location.” Similarly, when making a decision to purchase hearing instruments (formerly referred to as hearing aids), follow three simple rules: provider, product and service.

Finding a provider of hearing instruments can be confusing. There are a plethora of acronyms used by those who offer hearing instruments for sale. Some have extensive education and credentials; others may have more of a sales orientation. In the recent past, Consumer Reports suggests finding a provider who is part of a medical practice—specifically, an Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) practice, specializing in hearing healthcare. This is important since hearing loss can be caused by a variety of situations. An Otolaryngology practice with an Audiology component can best serve your complete hearing healthcare needs. Since it is actually your brain that does the hearing, not just your ears, you want to make sure your provider understands the whole picture.

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The Benefits of Checking Your Hearing

“We’ve gone down probably 40 notches on the TV. You know how that goes”, Chris Crossen a patient said.

Chris Crossen couldn’t hear sounds like a siren or the TV or worse his kids.

“Not being able to hear all the things that go on or happen in the back seat of a car was a concern to me”, Crossen said.

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